Strengthening Partnerships in Europe

To strengthen and expand NC State’s partnerships in Europe, Chancellor Randy Woodson recently visited a few universities where NC State students and faculty are involved in academic exchanges and research collaboration.

Each visit provided the opportunity to meet with senior leadership for discussions about areas for increased cooperation as well as tours of key research centers and institutes, such as the Advanced Technology Institute and the Center for Vision, Speech, and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey, U.K.

Chancellor Woodson and University of Surrey Vice Chancellor GQ Max Lu

During his visit to the University College Cork in Ireland, Chancellor Woodson dropped in to meet with a group of 12 NC State students in the Ireland: Civil Engineering summer study abroad program.

Meeting with students at the University College Cork

At the University of Freiburg in Germany, Chancellor Woodson met with Rector Hans-Jochen Schiewer to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to promote more bilateral exchanges and joint research.

Chancellor Woodson and University of Freiburg Rector Prof. Hans-Jochen Schiewer sign an agreement for future collaboration

Strategic partnerships like these are critical to meeting the university’s mission. Learn more about NC State’s strategic partnerships in the Global Partners database.