The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dalhousie University in Canada. Founded in 1818, Dalhousie is one of Canada’s oldest and best-known universities, with more than 18,200 local and international students. The university has a comprehensive internationalisation strategy and encourages a commitment to ‘thinking globally’:
The Memorandum of Understanding builds on the 2013 partnership agreement between the two institutions, which created three types of exchange between the two universities: student exchange, staff exchange and collaborative research.
Student exchange is the central focus. The agreement puts in place the structures needed to allow our undergraduate students to study for a term abroad, with Dalhousie students welcomed for a term into key programmes here.
The partnership also supports staff exchanges between the two sides, and genuinely encourages collaborative research between staff in key and cognate research areas. Politics and International Relations staff here have already identified areas of research undertaken by their Dal counterparts, on which they can collaborate.
Dr Amelia Hadfield Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, said: “The MoU with Dalhousie University could not have come at a better time. The international strategic objectives of both our universities, as well as our shared areas of specialty, and long-standing support of student and staff exchange programmes will make for an excellent partnership.”