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Seattle University signs agreements with four colleges in India

December 13, 2022

SU is expanding global partnerships. 

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Lincoln Vander Veen


Seattle University President Eduardo Peñalver has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with four higher education institutions in India “to strengthen ties of friendship and to promote cultural, educational and scientific cooperation.”  

“Signing these Memoranda of Understanding is just the first step in a process of building people-to-people relationships that will elevate the reputation of Seattle University in India, as well as create opportunities for students and faculty to engage with one another, both in India and on the Seattle University campus,” explains Peñalver. “Over time, we hope these agreements will also attract talented Indian students to study here. The enthusiastic reaction to these memoranda, both at the partner institutions and in the Indian press, has been extremely encouraging.” 

More than nine percent of SU undergraduate students and 19 percent of graduate students are from outside the United States. Increasing that global imprint pays dividends for all, especially students and faculty. 

The MOU's signed by SU were co-signed by four institutions in India: Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation, ATLAS SkillTechLoyola Institutions and RV University. Each MOU includes these specific elements: 

  • Joint research activities, publications and library exchanges.  

  • Programs for study or service.  

  • Exchange of faculty members and students for study, teaching and research. 

  • Exchange of invitations to scholars to participate in conference, lectures and seminars. 

The MOUs will remain in effect for at least five years or will be replaced sooner with binding agreements between the institutions around research, publication and exchange. 

Read more at The Newsroom.