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Tue, 8 Oct 2019
Soaring to greater heights with a new collaboration

James Cook University in Singapore signed an MOU with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to expand collaboration in research and exchange.

(From left to right: Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore for James Cook University; and Professor Matthew Flaherty, Executive Director of Enrolment & Campus Operations for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

James Cook University (JCU) in Singapore and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) came together on Thursday 3 October 2019 to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU), paving the way for the two universities to strengthen their ties.

Professor Chris Rudd OBE, Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) and Head of Campus, Singapore for James Cook University said, “This MOU opens the door for JCU to expand research and exchange opportunities with ERAU, a university with a rich history that shares our commitment to excellence. This collaboration will ensure that we continue to be leaders in research and education now and into the future.”

The MOU allows both universities to carry out activities at any of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s campuses, subject to campus program availability.

These activities include working together on research projects in the realm of aerospace and aviation, as well as other areas of mutual interest.

In addition, the MOU encourages academic collaboration between the two parties in developing and teaching professional education courses, aligning the curriculum to industry needs, and conducting joint seminars for students.

What’s more, the MOU promotes both student and faculty exchanges between JCU in Singapore and ERAU, laying the groundwork for cross-faculty teaching opportunities and overseas staff visits.

Professor Abhishek Bhati, Campus Dean and Head of Teaching, Learning and Student Engagement at JCU in Singapore, said, “ERAU’s unique specialisation in aerospace and aviation opens up new avenues for us to explore enriched student learning. We hope to seize this opportunity to enhance the education that we provide and the research that we conduct relevant to Asian tropics.”

Contacts

Academic matters: Abhishek Bhati campusdean-singapore@jcu.edu.au
Media: Pinky Sibal pinky.sibal@jcu.edu.au