UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin today announced the signing of a new international exchange program with the University of Worcester in Worcester, England. The UMD Study in England Programme will now be located at the University of Worcester beginning in the fall 2011. Chancellor Martin signed the agreement this morning along with Professor David Green, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Worcester.
Chancellor Martin said, "I am extraordinarily pleased to be locating the UMD Study in England Programme to the University of Worcester. In the Programme UMD students and faculty will be fully integrated with the University of Worcester, and UMD will also have much greater opportunities for additional exchanges of students and faculty."
Under the Programme UMD undergraduate students will spend one academic year at the University of Worcester enrolled in a variety of classes--with time for educational European travel experiences on weekends. A UMD professor will serve as Programme Director each year along with four other UMD faculty members who will teach in the curriculum. Both campuses will engage in faculty exchange and collaborative research projects. University of Worcester undergraduate students may spend a semester or an academic year studying at the UMD campus.
Professor Green said of the agreement, "I am delighted to welcome the UMD Study in England Programme to Worcester. When Chancellor Martin and Vice Chancellor Fox visited Worcester I felt a strong commonality of interest for a successful partnership. This has been totally confirmed by my visit to UMD. What a dynamic and progressive University it is!"
The University of Worcester has a student population of 8,320 and is located in central England, 135 miles Northwest of London.
Formerly (through school year 2010-11) the UMD Study in England Programme was located in Birmingham, England.