Kansas State University signs agreement with the University of Sydney
27 November 2012
A delegation from Kansas State University headed by President, Professor Kirk Shulz signed an agreement with the University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Spence on Thursday 27 November.
Professor Kirk Shulz commented: "This is an exciting time to be at Kansas State University. We are collaboratively planning to take the university to the top 50 among the nation's public universities via our K-State 2025 plan. In order to do this we need to share expertise and opportunities with top international partners and collaborators."
He added: "Our plans for Australia are to develop a few selective partnerships with leading universities to offer collaborative opportunities for our staff and students and Sydney will be a key partner in our plan. A particular area of research strength is in the plant breeding and agricultural sciences and this is a great match with the University of Sydney. We have also held discussions with Architecture and there will be upcoming opportunities for student exchange in this area."
The delegation from Kansas State University included Professor John Floros, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Professor Marcelo Sabates, Associate Provost and Director, Office of International Programs, Professor John Leslie, Faculty Head, Department of Plant Pathology, Mr Randall Tosh, University Liaison for Australia Initiatives and Mr Tyson Traxwson, Associate Producer, Kansas State Communications and Marketing.
The ceremony was also attended by Mr Scott Simpson representing the US Consulate in Sydney.
The new agreement will allow for student and staff research collaboration and student mobility opportunities. The University of Sydney is delighted to be able to extend opportunities with an such an important land grant university in the USA. Go Cats!
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