William G. Gilroy | June 16, 2014 | Notre Dame News
Nick Entrikin, Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization at Notre Dame poses with Bernhard Eitel, Rector of Heidelberg University, Germany, and other representatives of Heidelberg University after a meeting in which Notre Dame and University of Heidelberg signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration. Photo by Matt Cashore / University of Notre Dame
Representatives of the University of Notre Dame and Heidelberg University signed a general memorandum of understanding April 11 that will serve as the basis for an exploration of joint research, academic exchanges and other cooperative activities between the two institutions.
Heidelberg’s Rector Bernhard Eitel and Nicholas Entrikin, Notre Dame’s vice president and associate provost for internationalization, signed the memorandum. Notre Dame will be the first American partner of the University of Heidelberg.
The institutions will be exploring areas such as joint meetings and conferences; academic exchanges involving undergraduates, graduate students, professional students and faculty; and joint research activities.
The memorandum of understanding comes on the heels of ongoing cooperation between Notre Dame and Heidelberg, including a visit to Heidelberg by a Notre Dame delegation last year. “We are pleased to have a growing partnership with the Heidelberg, one of the leading universities in Germany,” said Entrikin. “This agreement represents the beginning of many new opportunities for our faculty and students to collaborate in research, international study programs, academic conferences and other exchange programs.”