28.07.2017

Visit from Montana/USA

Category: Englisch

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Renate Link, Dr. Paul M. Foster, Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Renate Link, Dr. Paul M. Foster, Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth

Earlier this week, Dr. Paul M. Foster, Executive Director of the Office of International Studies & Outreach of the US-American Montana State University (MSU) in Billings, paid an exploratory visit to h-ab.
The visitor held talks with the Vice-President Prof. Dr. Eva-Beck-Meuth, representatives of the International Office, the Faculty of Business and Law as well as students in order to gain a first impression of the campus and the activities of the h-ab.

An interdepartmental cooperation agreement between the h-ab and MSU Billings is planned, enabling student, lecturer and personnel exchange from the spring semester 2018 onwards.

There are a number of similarities between the MSU Billings and the h-ab regarding the population numbers of their locations and their student numbers. As in the Rhine-Main region, the banking and financial sector is strongly represented in the surroundings of Billings. In addition, Billings is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and excels by its proximity to two US national parks – the Yellowstone National Park and the Glacier National Park.

Prof. Dr. Renate Link had established the contact to the MSU Billings through mediation of the joint partner institution Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences at the NAFSA 2016 Conference in Denver.