Story published 5/28/19:
The University of North Florida is part of a plan unveiled this week by Governor Ron DeSantis to build a relationship between schools in the state and one in Israel.
DeSantis says the partnership will give the schools the chance to connect students and faculty with counterparts at the University of Haifa. The goal is to focus on research and teaching.
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"I cannot think of a better way to partner than for these Florida institutions to harmonize their efforts with the remarkable work being done at the University of Haifa," DeSantis says.
He is on a trip to Israel this week along with several officials from the state, including UNF's Interim Associate Provost Dr. Dan Moon.
UNF’s role in the partnership will specifically focus on joint research projects, exchanging scholars, workshops and study abroad programs, according to the agreement between the two schools.
The agreement says the schools have entered this partnership to "promote, facilitate and consolidate international cooperation in education and research" in a way where both schools can benefit.
“During the trip to Israel, the University of North Florida established a partnership with the University of Haifa, which will provide tremendous opportunities for UNF, our students and the region," Moon says.
He says UNF students will be helped tremendously in construction and engineering. He says the partnership will let students branch out further into the global workforce, and at the same time it will benefit the state of Florida.
The other schools involved in the partnership are Florida Atlantic University, Florida A&M and Miami Dade College.
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