NC, ITT Dublin agreement creates opportunities for students and faculty

Dan Patterson and Thomas StoneNiagara College has entered into a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT), Dublin in Ireland. The agreement is intended to support transnational opportunities for students and staff within the humanities, culinary and engineering disciplines.

The MOU follows the international partnerships office’s (IPO) 2014 Ireland Report highlighting a goal to increase student and staff mobility by 10 percent before 2018. The new partnership will focus on providing both institutions with more globally focused course material, faculty engagement projects and research and exchange options.

“Our new agreement with the Institute of Technology Tallaght will provide fantastic opportunities for Niagara College students to study in Ireland either on exchange or to complete a degree,” said Jon Ogryzlo, dean, international partnerships. “I am particularly excited about the opportunity it creates for faculty to develop transnational course material, enabling students from both countries to learn together.”

The partnership is an addition to the projects outlined in the Ireland Report which also includes a student exchange agreement with Cork Institute of Technology in Cork, Ireland established October 2015.

Pictured above, right: Dan Patterson, president of Niagara College (right), and Thomas Stone, president of ITT signed the MOU at Niagara-on-the-Lake campus on November 19.

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