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Date:9/18/2012

This press release is available in German.

Kiel University and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada want to work more closely together in the future. With this benchmark partnership, which is part of Kiel's quality management and internationalisation strategy, the two universities are trying out a completely new form of international collaboration.

In order to explore the possibilities of a future cooperation, members of staff and scientists of both universities are meeting in Kiel. During business meetings they have exchanged ideas on Marine and Life Science and a modern university and science organization. The Canadian delegation consists of twelve members and is presided over by Vice President and Provost Carolyn Watters. On Thursday, September 13, Kiel University's Vice President Thomas Bosch, responsible for Science and Internationalization, and Vice President Carolyn Watters of Dalhousie University, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The ceremony was attended by Canadian Counsellor for Science and Technology in Germany, Jennifer E. Decker. The Memorandum will lay down key points for the further development of the partnership between Dalhousie University and Kiel University.

Vice President Watters said: "The Joint Kiel-Dalhousie Workshop on management and administration was very successful and really exceeded our expectations. After a day of presentations and lively discussion we were able to identify six areas of common interest, ranging from human resources to facilities management. This collaboration on administrative issues is, I believe, unique in university partnerships. Our next step will be to focus on three or four of these areas at a second workshop at Dalhousie University in the spring. We are looking forward to welcoming our German colleagues to Dalhousie and I will be sure to include the art of table knocking at that eve
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Contact: Dr. Boris Pawlowski
presse@uv.uni-kiel.de
49-431-880-2104
Kiel University
Source:Eurekalert

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