FGCU Signs Agreement with Bangor University to Advance Research in
Marine and Environmental Science
FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University President Wilson G. Bradshaw and delegates today in London signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Scientific and Education Cooperation agreement with The College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University to work cooperatively in advancing research in marine and environmental science.
The agreement between FGCU and Bangor University, a 9,000-student institution in North Wales, will facilitate exchange of faculty scientists and students in the area of environmental and marine science, focusing on climate change research and environmental restoration; will lead to development of joint Master of Science and Ph.D. programs in environmental/ocean sciences; will offer unique opportunities for scientists and students to collaboratively study diverse climates and ecosystems; and will enable FGCU to develop collaborative proposals that span the Atlantic and conduct comparative studies.
"Bangor University has particularly strong programs in natural and ocean sciences," said President Bradshaw. "Given that environmental and marine sciences are two of the flagship programs for FGCU, we are very excited about entering into a partnership with Bangor University for scientific and student exchange. FGCU is dedicated to building academic and public programs of regional, national, and international relevance. Because opportunities abound at this new institution, the timing of this joint venture allows us to explore new ways of providing unique programs and opportunities to FGCU and Bangor University."
President Wilson Bradshaw, and FGCU delegates dean of College of Arts and Sciences Donna Price-Henry and professor and marine sciences chair Aswani Volety, are part of a team of 100 influential Floridians joining Florida Gov. Charlie Christ in London to discuss aerospace, aviation and alternative energy. FGCU's role is related to climate change, particularly the University's duty in ensuring environmental sustainability.
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