|Vol. 17, No. 35||July 9, 1998|
The College of Human Resources, Education and public Policy (CHEP) began its second year of operation July 1 by signing a collaboration agreement with The Netherlands' Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), marking that organization's 40th anniversary. In a brief ceremony in Graham Hall, CHEP Dean Dan Rich (right) signed the agreement with Emiel Wegelin, director of the institute.
IHS has established strategic alliances with a number of organizations throughout the world, Wegelin said, noting that the agreement with UD represents IHS' first alliance in North America.
The two units will collaborate in such areas as degree and nondegree programs, research of mutual interest, advisory services, publication and scholar exchanges and seminar, workshop and forum sponsorship.
IHS has a multidisciplinary and international staff of approximately 40 experts, offers a wide range of short courses, two master's programs and training programs with thousands of participants from 120 countries.
During the signing, Rich said, "Collaboration with IHS represents a significant advance in furthering the internationalization of CHEP programs and in extending opportunities for students and staff."
Photo by Jack Buxbaum