Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

Glyndwr Signs New Exchange Agreement With One Of The World’s Oldest Universities

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This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

Wrexham Glyndwr University is signing a new exchange agreement with one of the world’s oldest universities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The institution invited representatives fromUniversite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne to visit the campus and agree a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cement an international partnership. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The MoU will see collaborative opportunities for Wrexham Glyndwr University’s three schools Applied Science, Computing and Engineering; Social and Life Sciences and North Wales Business School. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Lecturers from both institutions will visit each other’s campuses to deliver academic modules, which will fulfil staff development needs and improve programme content. Opportunities will also be sought for students to experience academic and professional life at the University of Reims. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Welcoming the partnership, Vice Chancellor Maria Hinfelaar said she is looking forward to collaborating with the French university. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Professor Hinfelaar said: “I would like to thank University of Reims for visiting us and for supporting our mission statement of working in partnership to inspire and educate our students and enable social and economic success. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We look forward to working closely with the university and see our students benefit from this relationship. This is a great opportunity to maximise and expand our international links – this is an exciting time for us.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The University of Reims, in Northern France, was created in 1548 and has about 20,000 students. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The university’s representatives Olivier Nocent, Oliver Sirot and Catherine Gaillot presented Professor Hinfelaar with Pommery Champagne and they received Penderyn Welsh Whiskey in return. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chris Jones, Head of North Wales Business School, said: “For many years we have welcomed many of their students onto degree courses here. Now, we have decided to work together to create a bigger and stronger relationship going forward. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We discussed many collaborative opportunities for three Schools in particular: Applied Science, Computing and Engineering; Social and Life Sciences and North Wales Business School. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“During the visit we worked towards signing an activity based Memorandum of Understanding that will formalise our plans and give us a basis on which to move forward.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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