ACU has expanded its international network recently, signing agreements with prestigious universities in Chicago and Milan.
DePaul University , Chicago
DePaul University in Chicago is the largest Catholic university in the United States.
The new agreement will facilitate collaboration between DePaul and ACU across the areas of research and teaching, staff and student exchange, and community engagement.
It formalises the relationship between the two universities, which has developed over the past two years.
On his recent visit to the United States, ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven met with DePaul President Rev. Dennis Holtschneider.
“I am delighted to have formalised this relationship between our two universities,” Professor Craven said.
“DePaul is a leading Catholic institution and it is wonderful to have a partnership that complements our relationships with other significant to US universities.
“Chicago is an important cultural, intellectual and business centre and this agreement is the first step to ACU developing an active engagement in the region.”
DePaul has more than 25,000 students, and two campuses in Chicago, which offer programs across a range of areas including education, law, business, music, media and communication, and liberal arts.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan is one of the largest private universities in Europe.
ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said the University was proud to partner with UCSU and looks forward to the opportunities the agreement provides for students, research and teaching.
“UCSC is a leading Catholic university with a wonderfully rich history and a very strong international agenda,” he said.
“I’m delighted that ACU and UCSC have established this partnership and I look forward to the bonds between our two institutions strengthening through student exchange, research and teaching collaboration.
“Australia is a young country so the exposure to culture and European civilisation is attractive for our students, especially on an educational platform.”
The agreement comes after six years of successful collaboration between ACU and USCU.
UCSC is Europe’s largest private university with more than 42,000 students and five campuses in Milan, Rome, Brescia, Piacenza and Cremona. UCSC has a unique international and multicultural perspective, allowing students to take English-taught programs while studying in Italy.