The University of Waterloo has renewed its International Exchange Agreement with Austria’s University of Graz. The agreement signed on Oct. 5 allows students from Waterloo and Graz to continue participating in exchanges, including the opportunity to pursue a co-op position through Graz’s institutional and industry partners.
Based on the successful collaboration that began in 2002, the partnership has benefited both universities by promoting academic activities, building multicultural understanding, encouraging interests, supporting the exchanging of teachers and students, and having the ability to learn from the celebrated programs that make Waterloo and Graz both unique and alike.
The Faculties of Arts, Environment, Mathematics, and Science at Waterloo, and all six faculties at Graz, are involved with the agreement.
By complementing each other’s strengths, the partnership will combine Waterloo’s and Graz’s vision in delivering world-changing research and education that moves us forward.
Delegates from University of Graz:
Christa Neuper, Rector
Rupert Baumgartner, Head of the Department of Sociology
Barbara Gasteiger-Klicpera, Dean of the School of Environment, Regional and Educational Sciences
Sabine Pendl, Director of the Office of International Relations
Katharina Scherke, Professor at the Department of Sociology
Sebastian Swoboda, Center of Entrepreneurship and Applied Business Studies
Bernhard Weber, Managing Director of the Centre for Knowledge and Innovation Transfer
Participants from University of Waterloo:
Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice Chancellor
Ian Rowlands, Interim Associate Vice President, International
Jean Andrey, Dean, Faculty of Environment
Pam Charbonneau, Director, Student Success Office
Dina Dawoud, Director, Mathematics International Exchange Coordinator
Andri Efstathiou, Global Learning Coordinator, Waterloo International
Rocco Fondacaro, Director, International Employment & Student and Faculty Relations, Co-operative Education and Career Action
Shabnam Ivković, International Manager, Co-operative Education and Career Action
Tim Kenyon, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Arts
Drew Knight, Director, Global Research and Strategic Alliances, Waterloo International/Office of Research
Colin MacLeod, Chair, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Bruce Muirhead, AVP External Research
Daniel O’Connor, Chair, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts
Douglas Peers, Dean, Faculty of Arts
Robert Ryan, Arts Student International Exchange Co-ordinator
Daniel Scott, Executive Director of Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change
Mike Stone, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Environment
Suping Zhao, International Relations Manager, Waterloo International