University of Galway marks 38 year partnership with Villanova, US

Pictured at the signing of the new partnership agreement at University of Galway are (back row l-r) Professor Kathryn Cormican, Professor in Systems Engineering, Director of Internationalisation, College of Science & Engineering, University of Galway; Dr Adele Lindenmeyr, Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova University; (front row l-r): Rev. Peter M. Donohue, President, Villanova University; Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President, University of Galway.
Jun 21 2023 Posted: 10:33 IST

The President of Villanova University, USA, and a senior delegation have visited University of Galway to mark 38 years of partnership and formally renew the arrangement.  


President of University of Galway, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, welcomed the party to the Quadrangle for a signing ceremony, formalising the continuation of student and academic exchanges that over the year has brought 615 students from Villanova, Pennsylvania to spend a semester at Galway. 


Reverend Peter M Donohue, President, Villanova University was joined by Dr Adele Lindenmeyr, Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Dr Joseph Lennon, Associate Dean, International and Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Center for Irish Studies; Jennifer Joyce, Acting Head of Irish Studies; Fr David Cregan, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; and Dr Mary O’Malley Madec, Director, Villanova Study Abroad Programme at University of Galway.


President of University of Galway Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said: “Our relationship with Villanova University spans back to 1985, owing much to Dr James Murphy, Emeritus Professor and founding director of the Center for Irish Studies at Villanova and University of Galway’s Dr Seamus O’Grady. The longevity and opportunities that it has afforded staff and students, makes this one of our most enduring partnerships with a rich history of engagement in each of five consecutive decades.”


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