Montclair State University and the Universidad de Belgrano, one of Argentina's leading universities, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop several collaborative projects, including faculty and student exchange programs.
MSU President Dr. Susan A. Cole, who is accompanying New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman on her trade mission to South America, signed the Memorandum along with officials from the Universidad de Belgrano.
Governor Whitman applauded the agreement, saying, "I cannot overemphasize the critical importance of imbuing New Jersey's educational institutions with a global perspective. The students we are training for the 21st century must understand the whole world, and Montclair State University has played a leading role in the development of international study opportunities."
"Montclair State University has a strong commitment to global education and has made a concerted effort to internationalize its curriculum," Dr. Cole said. "For this reason, we have established direct linkages with universities in many regions of the world. We do not have such an agreement with a South American university. We feel strongly that the Universidad de Belgrano, with its outstanding academic reputation, is the perfect choice for our first formal South American relationship."
The two universities are also in the process of establishing a "Study Abroad" program.
For the complete news release see: MSU, Universidad de Belgrano sign memo of understanding