PARIS, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 28th 2011, the American Graduate School in Paris (www.ags.edu) signed a partnership agreement with the American University in the Emirates (www.aue.ae). This agreement provides that the two institutions will engage in academic cooperation at various levels: joint degree programs, student and faculty exchange, joint research projects and publications, sharing of academic resources and expertise, and collaboration on strategic and academic planning.
This new partnership extends to the disciplines of business, finance, economics, international relations, and diplomacy. The various parts of the plan will be put in place progressively between May and December 2011. A biannual seminar and symposium will punctuate this collaboration and ensure its sustained development overtime.
Following preliminary discussions in Dubai in December, Alexis Delabre, Chairman of the Board of the American Graduate School in Paris, and Professor Ali Fatemi, President of its school of Business and Economics, met with Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq, President of the American University in the Emirates, on March 28 in Paris, to finalize and sign the agreement.
"This partnership assumes full meaning not only in the emphasis that our respective institutions both place on academic excellence, but also in our shared values of cultural diversity, and in our common vision of preparing students for careers in a global and diverse world. This has always been at the very heart of the mission of the American Graduate School in Paris and will form the basis for collaborative projects with our new partner," says Alexis Delabre of the American Graduate School in Paris.
The American Graduate School in Paris is a nonprofit institution of higher education located in France and offering US-accredited programs delivered in English to students from around the world. It specializes in Business, Finance, and Economics (www.ags.edu/business-economics), as well as International Relations, Diplomacy, and International Affairs (http://www.ags.edu/international-relations). Its main partners in the US are Baruch College at the City University of New York, and Arcadia University in Pennsylvania.
The American University in the Emirates is an institution licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the United Arab Emirates. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs modeled on the American system of liberal education and accredited in the UAE. It is located in Dubai International Academic City.
SOURCE American Graduate School in Paris