November 16, 2015

This month, Fanshawe signed a research memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in Ireland.

The research MOU builds on a previously signed articulation agreement that gives Fanshawe Architectural Technology graduates direct entry to complete an honours Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Technology at CIT. Eight students have accessed the Fanshawe/CIT degree completion articulation since it started in 2013 and extending the partnership to include research was the next logical step.

With the newly signed agreement, initial research will focus on building technology and then expand into other areas.

“The research MOU will help build a bridge between our countries and industry contacts,” says Dan Douglas, dean for Fanshawe's Centre for Research and Innovation. “Our faculty and students will have opportunities to engage in collaborative research projects and participate in research related exchange activities.”

This is the second research MOU signed this year with an Institute of Technology in Ireland. Discussions are underway with several other Irish Institutes to create research partnerships across several areas of study.

Dr. Brendan Murphy, president, Cork Institute of Technology; Dan Douglas, dean of Fanshawe's Centre for Research and Innovation; Dr. Niall Smith, head of research, Cork Institute of Technology.