An agreement signed with Imperial College London is an integral part of UBC’s innovation agenda, Deborah Buszard, UBC deputy-vice-chancellor and principal, said during the final stop of a European tour to foster deeper relationships with top institutions of higher learning.
“With increased numbers of areas of collaboration, it is timely to put to paper the importance of what Imperial College London and UBC are aiming to achieve together,” said Buszard. “I see tremendous opportunities to continue to grow this partnership further and across several areas of research and education. We have just scratched the surface.
“The two universities have, for many years, enjoyed a great variety of research collaborations and indeed, several papers are co-authored each year by researchers at the two institutions,” said Buszard. “With today’s signing, we have formalized this relationship and can continue to develop new connections.”
“ICL and UBC both have exceptional track records in research and innovation, and we are very pleased to enter into a significant new agreement that will further develop new and exciting opportunities between our two universities,” added Professor James Stirling, Provost at Imperial College London.
The accord is the culmination of a week-long visit to Europe by Buszard and Dean of the Faculty of Management, Roger Sugden. Memoranda of understanding were signed with Imperial College London; the University of Barcelona; the Basque Institute of Competitiveness – Orkestra, San Sebastián; and KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux.