On Friday 9 June the University also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with North South University (NSU), Bangladesh. This signing is the third agreement between our two universities with a Memorandum of Academic Cooperation (MAC) signed in 2015 and an MoU signed in 2019.
Founded in 1992, North South University is the first private university in Bangladesh and has four Schools: School of Business and Economics; School of Engineering and Physical Sciences; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; and School of Health and Life Sciences. It offers 23 undergraduate and 16 graduate programs: throughout the year in a tri-semester arrangement.
The new MoU was signed by our Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover, and Professor Atiqul Islam Vice-Chancellor, NSU Vice-Chancellor.
The latest MOU has a 5-year term and aims to:
- Explore research collaboration amongst academics and researchers at Western Sydney University, School of Business, and North South University, School of Business and Economics, and researchers from other disciplines/schools;
- Initiate articulation agreements and joint curricula, student exchange, and short-term training;
- Initiate the capacity building of academic staff and students; and
- Discuss and agree on specific research topics/projects.
Many thanks to Dr Mamta Chowdhury, International Academic Lead for Bangladesh, for establishing such a strong relationship with North South University and helping to facilitate this MOU signing.