23 February 2017

Signing of the University of Riverside Agreement

 

The University of Riverside is considered one of the 15 best in the world and is one of the universities that make up the complex of the University of California, which has the largest public university system in the world.

Postgraduate students from the University of Riverside (California), thanks to the collaboration agreement signed with the Catholic University of Murcia, can come to UCAM to take some modules of the program to obtain a double degree. At the same time, UCAM students will be able to benefit from studying part of their program there, so they will also get a degree from that university that will allow them to stay for a year working in California, in places like Hollywood or in the technology industry in Silicon Valley.

The event was attended by the president of UCAM, José Luis Mendoza; Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas, dean and director of International Education Programs at the Riverside Campus at the University of California; Pablo Blesa, Vice Chancellor of International Relations and Dean of the UCAM School of Communication; and Kathleen Kennedy, regional representative in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for International Education Programs at the Riverside Campus of the University of California.

Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas, director of International Education Programs at the American University, commented that "with the signing of this agreement our students will be able to come to finish their MBA (Master Business) here and UCAM students can also come to California to continue their studies or to pursue a professional activity in the United States."

It is the first time that Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas has traveled to the south of Spain and to the Catholic University, mentioning that "it has impressed me a lot, it is a site with very historical buildings and an architecture very different from the one of the USA. In addition, we have discovered that our own city has a strong Spanish heritage," she explained after learning that Riverside and Murcia share the symbol of the Cross of Caravaca.
 
Pablo Blesa, Vice-Rector of International Relations and Dean of UCAM's Communication Department, explained that "we are very pleased to sign an agreement with one of the 10 universities that make up the University of California complex, which is the most important public university system in the world."

In particular, The University of Riverside has 21,000 students and is ranked as one of the top 15 universities in the world. "It's one more way to connect with California, which seems to us the natural outpouring of Spanish universities in the US. We already have several previous agreements with other universities belonging to the public system of the University of California, such as the University of Berkeley or UCLA (University of California in Los Angeles), among others. In addition, we have another in the same area with Stanford University, which is not part of the same university system because it is not public. So today is a very important day because it is very difficult to sign agreements of this kind with universities of this prestige in the US," concluded Pablo Blesa.
 
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