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SUNY Maritime, Panama university sign partnership agreement

Aug 3, 2017 03:46 PM

The memorandum paves the way for exchange programs and collaborative research

The following is the text of a news release from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College:

(THROGGS NECK, N.Y.) — SUNY Maritime College expanded its global reach this summer by signing a memorandum of agreement with the International Maritime University of Panama.

The agreement paves the way for further cooperation between the two institutions, including student and faculty exchange programs, collaborative research ventures and cooperative educational programs in a variety of areas including marine transportation and logistics, marine engineering, marine sciences and naval architecture.

“Maritime College graduates enter a global industry,” said Dr. Joseph Hoffman, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Maritime. “It is vitally important that our students are exposed to an international perspective and international opportunities.”

The agreement is the fourth of its kind signed in the past 18 months. The other agreements are with National Taiwan Ocean University, Svendborg International Maritime Academy in Denmark, and Finland’s EEX Maritime Oy, a startup platform focused on building collaboration between maritime companies.

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