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RIT inks partnership with university in Croatia

Rochester Business Journal
May 30, 2014

Rochester Institute of Technology has formed a partnership with Croatia’s University of Rijeka that expands RIT’s presence there and aims to enhance learning, research and global outreach at both institutions.

RIT and the University of Rijeka signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday in Croatia, RIT officials said.

RIT already has a presence in southeastern Europe with RIT Croatia, with campuses in the cities of Dubrovnik and Zagreb.

The University of Rijeka is a Croatian national university operating under the authority of the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. It is home to 17,000 students studying nearly 150 academic programs, including 17 doctoral programs.

The agreement “leads to investing into science and research, which I believe will bring benefits to both parties,” said Pero Lucin, University of Rijeka rector, in a statement. “I am happy that our students and scientists will have an opportunity to acquire different skills from their U.S. colleagues.”

Jeremy Haefner, RIT provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said he expects student and faculty exchanges at the undergraduate and graduate level.
   
“RIT is excited to partner with our friends at the University of Rijeka as we both look to enrich our global outreach missions,” Haefner said. “The collaboration with the University of Rijeka will strengthen cultural, educational and research ties to the mutual benefit of both universities.”

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