New international agreements ‘will open new doors’ for university students
UOIT forges partnerships with three European universities
March 15, 2017
A world of opportunity will open in the coming years to students and researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
The university’s expanding international outreach now includes three new partnership agreements with three leading universities in Europe:
- Augsburg University of Applied Science (Augsburg, Germany)
- Technical University of Braunschweig (Braunschweig, Germany)
- University of Salerno (Fisciano, Italy)
Each institution in these agreements enjoys a similar profile to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in terms of enrolment, programming, research portfolios, local industrial base and proximity to a major city. All three agreements support bilateral exchanges of students and faculty members.
The agreement with Augsburg University of Applied Science will initially focus on short-, medium- and long-term study opportunities in the areas of business and information technology.
Building on a three-year collaboration, the agreement with the Technical University of Braunschweig will expand research and education program opportunities in fields connected to autonomous vehicles, new manufacturing processes, urban mobility and molecular sciences, which are economic priorities for Ontario and Germany.
The updated partnership with the University of Salerno will promote faculty and student exchanges in energy systems, business, legal studies, information and communications technology (ICT) and data analytics, materials science, environmental studies, and health and pharmaceutical sciences. The agreement complements the university’s existing Italian partnership with Politecnico di Torino.
“By developing articulation agreements with outstanding universities in Germany and Italy, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology further expands opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students to have course-based and research-based experiences in safe and culturally diverse cities. These articulation agreements align the university’s educational programs and research capacity with some of the very best scholars, scientists and engineers in Germany and Italy. We look forward to establishing robust mobility opportunities for our students and faculty members with these three universities.”
-Michael Owen, PhD, Vice-President, Research, Innovation and International