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PSUT looks into activating cooperation with the University of Michigan, USA

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 14:00

PSUT looks into activating cooperation with the University of Michigan, USA

In a meeting held via video communication technology, the President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, discussed with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dr. Morev, ways to activate cooperation between the two universities, partnership in study programs, exchange of students and teachers, and scientific research.  

The meeting also discussed the possibility of renewing the existing agreement between the two universities, and working together in the 1+1 Master's Program in Business Analysis, where the student studies one year in each of the two universities, in addition to a 2+2 Bachelor's program in Business and Marketing.

The two parties also discussed sending some graduates of PSUT’s PhD program in Computer Science to undertake a research year (Postdoc) at the University of Michigan.

After reviewing PSUT's achievements, plans and projects, Al-Refai said that the University, under the guidance of HRH Princess Sumaya Bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, is keen to strengthen cooperation ties with major international universities in order to improve and develop its outputs.

Al-Refai expressed his hopes that the meeting will result in a package of proposals and decisions that will build an effective partnership between the two universities.

Dr. Morev expressed his pleasure at cooperating with PSUT, praising the high academic status it enjoys, and welcoming all moves that would serve the goals of the two universities, and strengthen and develop cooperation between them.

The meeting was attended by PSUT’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Wejdan Abu-Elhaija, the deans of the Schools, and from the University of Michigan, the deans of the faculties of Engineering, Business and Graduate Studies.

Notably, the two universities have been bound by an agreement since 2016 and the partnership serves the programs of Business, Engineering and IT specializations, according to which PSUT students who wish to complete their studies at the University of Michigan receive the same discount given to American students.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn, founded in 1959, is one of fifteen public universities in the US state of Michigan, and professional programs in the fields of Business and Engineering are among its strongest programs offered.