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New Agreements Forged Between Fanshawe and European Universities
Fanshawe College is applying to secure a European Mobility grant to help fund student and faculty study between the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business and European universities. The grant money would come from Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC).
Part of the first stage of the grant process was to ink agreements between Fanshawe and European universities. That stage was completed during a recent European trip, funded entirely by a current HRSDC grant, which resulted in a number of agreements between Fanshawe and three universities.
Fanshawe College President Howard Rundle and Mary Pierce, acting chair, the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, visited Jyväskylä School of Applied Arts in Finland, Glamorgan University in Wales and Hogeschool Zeeland in Holland to reach agreements in support of the Fanshawe grant application.
Fanshawe President Howard Rundle and David Halton, Vice Chancellor Glamorgan University, sign a memorandum of agreement regarding articulation of business programs at Glamorgan in Wales.
They signed a new exchange agreement with Jyväskylä School of Applied Arts and agreed in principle to partner with them in application for the Canada - European Union Mobility project.
A memorandum of understanding was reached for articulation of all business programs with Glamorgan University. They also negotiated for Glamorgan to be the lead European partner in the Canada - European Union Mobility project. Glamorgan is also exploring sending visiting faculty to Fanshawe this fall.
While Hogeschool is not going to be involved in the EU Mobility project this year, they renewed their commitment to the exchange program with the Lawrence Kinlin School and a degree completion agreement was reached that will allow Fanshawe students to attend Hogeschool.
Pierce said Fanshawe is now in the second stage of the grant application, after reaching agreements with their European partners and a Canadian partner, Nova Scotia Community College.
"In the EU partnership," she said, "you can be eligible for up to $200,000 in HRSDC funding for mobility projects in Canada and the European partners can apply to the European Union for 130,000 Euros."
If the grant is approved, the money will go toward funding student and faculty exchanges, cooperative projects and the delivery of the joint international business program currently offered through the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business. That program leads to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. It is earned by completing requirements set out by the Forum for International Trade, Canada's international trade training and professional certification authority.