Strathclyde Telegraph

Strathclyde to host prestigious Fulbright programme

ONE of the world’s most prestigious international exchange programmes will launch its first summer school for American students in Scotland next year.

The University of Strathclyde and the University of Dundee successfully bid to host the first Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute, which will give ten students from universities in the US the chance to spend five weeks studying in Dundee and Glasgow in a unique collaboration between the two institutions. The intensive programme, entitled ‘Scotland: Culture, Identity and Innovation,’ includes lectures, seminars, and cultural visits.

The First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond MSP, said: “Scotland has a rich and proud tradition of excellence in education and has long attracted students from around the world. We are extremely proud of this heritage and want to ensure that this remains the case for future generations.

“That is why I am pleased that this prestigious international organisation will host its first Scottish summer school shortly. I believe this will build on our existing work with the Fulbright Commission and further cement the links between American and Scottish universities.”

Strathclyde Principal, Professor Sir Jim McDonald, said: “Strathclyde endorses the Fulbright objectives to promote leadership, learning and empathy between nations through educational exchange.  The partnership between Dundee and Strathclyde, that has successfully attracted this programme, demonstrates the value of global outreach central to Scotland’s HE reputation. We expect the high-calibre US students visiting under the Fulbright initiative to have an academically stimulating and enjoyable experience that will enhance their careers.”

The Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute is being led by staff and scholars at the Centre for Archive and Information Studies at the University of Dundee in collaboration with historians in the School of Humanities at the University of Strathclyde.

 

Louise Logan
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