RIT forms partnership with the University of Rijeka in Croatia

Global collaboration will strengthen ties in education and research

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Rochester Institute of Technology has formed a partnership with Croatia’s University of Rijeka that leaders say will enhance teaching, learning, research and global outreach at both universities.

University of Rijeka Rector Pero Lucin and Jeremy Haefner, RIT provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, signed a memorandum of understanding May 28 in Croatia.

The agreement “leads to investing into science and research, which I believe will bring benefits to both parties,” said Lucin. “I am happy that our students and scientists will have an opportunity to acquire different skills from their U.S. colleagues.”

The University of Rijeka is a Croatian national university that operates under the authority of the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. The university is home to 17,000 students studying nearly 150 academic programs, 17 of which are doctorate programs.

Haefner anticipates many student and faculty exchanges at the undergraduate and graduate level. “RIT is excited to partner with our friends at the University of Rijeka as we both look to enrich our global outreach missions,” said Haefner. “The collaboration with the University of Rijeka will strengthen cultural, educational and research ties to the mutual benefit of both universities.”

RIT already has a presence in southeastern Europe with RIT Croatia, which has campuses in the cities of Dubrovnik and Zagreb.

For more information about the University of Rijeka, go to www.uniri.hr.

For more on RIT’s global programs, go to www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/global.