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UCL and University of Sydney to further joint activity

10 December 2020

UCL has committed to further collaboration with the University of Sydney (USyd) to explore and participate in shared teaching, training and research activities

University of Sydney Quadrangle Clocktower, by Ethan Shi on Unsplash

The two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signalling their desire to work more closely together and build on existing links developed over the past few years.

These have included strong research collaborations across a broad range of faculties, including Life Sciences, Social and Historical Sciences and the Bartlett, and a well-established student exchange agreement attracting around 500 students every year.

In December 2019, the first jointly-funded research workshop involving the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning and UCL’s Bartlett Real Estate Institute took place, exploring the role and challenges of the university satellite campus.

Further activities on the cards include plans to launch a joint virtual seed fund in the near future, and to develop a number of joint research workshops to identify potential research synergies.

USyd is regularly ranked in the world’s top 50 universities, and is first in Australia and fourth globally for graduate employability prospects.

Andrew Brown, Senior Partnership Manager (South East Asia, Japan & Australasia) said: “USyd is an important partner for UCL’s Global Engagement Strategy and we’re really pleased to have signed this agreement to formalise and build on the fantastic activity already underway with colleagues from across the university. I am sure that the joint seed will be a catalyst for further collaboration, once it is launched in the summer.”

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