Stronger ties between Catholic universities from around the globe could offer unrivalled access to international education opportunities.
Speaking from of the world’s largest gathering of Catholic universities in Melbourne, ACU Vice Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said greater collaboration would give students the chance to study at one of more 200 universities.
“The International Federation of Catholic Universities is the largest network of universities anywhere in the world, with 219 member universities” Professor Craven said.
“Its membership includes well-known universities such as Georgetown University, Catholic University of Paris, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and many others.
“This unrivalled global network means that Catholic university students in Australia and elsewhere are uniquely placed to gain highly sought after international study experiences.”
ACU plans to ensure that by 2017 at least 12.5 per cent of all its Australian undergraduate students have an international experience during their ACU degree.
Central to the University’s strategy is its strong partnerships with universities overseas as well as its new Rome Centre that will open its doors for the first time in September 2015.
ACU’s Rome Centre is a joint collaboration with The Catholic University of America (CUA).
ACU offers students the opportunity to undertake a range of international study experiences as part of their degrees, including the chance to visit Florence, London, Paris, Santiago, Miami, New York and a host of other cities.
In 2015 ACU is celebrating 25 years of people, learning, and achievements that continue to bring about real change for communities.