17. December 2018

Strategic partnership between the universities of Bonn and St. Andrews Strategic partnership between the universities of Bonn and St. Andrews

Memorandum of Understanding

The universities of Bonn and St. Andrews in Scotland plan to expand their cooperation. This is what the rector of the University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch, and the Vice Principal for International Strategy and External Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Prof. Dr. Brad MacKay, agreed at a meeting in Bonn. They signed a cooperation agreement that foresees far-reaching collaborations in research, study and administration.

Strategic partnership
Strategic partnership - Vice-Principal Prof. Brad MacKay (li.), University of St. Andrews, and Prof. Michael Hoch, Rector of the University of Bonn, sign the memorandum of understanding. © Photo: Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn

The agreement will be implemented through a lively exchange of students, academic staff and administrative and support staff. Teachers and students will be given the opportunity to research, teach and study at the partner location. The agreement also provides for the establishment of joint study and research programs and work-shadowing offers for administrative staff. Both universities also intend to develop joint research and teaching activities. The aim of the partnership is to promote the mutual understanding of the respective university structures as well as the scientific exchange of information and to explore possibilities for collaboration in international networks.

The rectorate of the University of Bonn is very pleased to announce this strategic partnership with the University of St. Andrews, one of the most prestigious universities in the world.


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