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Marjon to link with prestigious American university

Released: 24.08.18

Plymouth Marjon University and West Chester University have agreed an ambitious partnership for the sharing of knowledge, research, staff and students.

The agreement between Marjon and the Pennsylvania-based University will see the two institutions collaborate on a range of issues, with the aim of improving standards and teaching available to all students.

Dr Ian Luke, Executive Dean at Marjon, said he was pleased to be sharing knowledge and resources with such a well-respected University that shares the same values as Marjon.

“We’re delighted to be linking up with West Chester University and we hope this is the start of a fruitful relationship between the two of us,” said Dr Luke.

“West Chester University is a unique university and we have a lot in common with them. They’re very similar to us in that they also aim to constantly improve the complete student experience while also striving for academic achievement.

“We really want this to have a positive impact on the students at both universities as they get a chance to see the university system in different countries and learn new ideas about how people are taught.”

The link will see both students and academics given the chance to swap universities and engage in different ways of learning. The pairing will also see a collaboration of various research projects with the aim of broadening the impact of research carried out at both universities.

Dr Luke continued: “The linking of research between us will allow a much deeper understanding of fresh ideas and should allow our findings to have much more impact in the academic world.”

“I’m really looking forward to seeing where this new relationship takes us.”

The first exchange of students could take place as soon as this coming academic year in what is sure to be an exciting time for both universities.

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