The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a delegation August 29 and 30, 2017, from Australian Catholic University, led by Provost Pauline Nugent. The delegation visited UNC to build on the Memorandum of Understanding recently signed between the institutions and to explore opportunities for further collaboration.
Nugent was joined on the visit by Michelle Campbell, executive dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Campbell is an adjunct faculty member in the UNC School of Nursing, and the partnership between the two universities builds on Campbell’s relationship with UNC Nursing Dean Nena Peragallo Montano.
“This partnership presents a wonderful opportunity for the School of Nursing,” said Peragallo Montano. “We are delighted to be able to provide our students and faculty access to global collaborations with their peers at such an esteemed institution.”
In addition to continuing discussions with the School of Nursing, the delegation also met with representatives from the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in the School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Social Work, and the Departments of Exercise and Sport Science and Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences.
During meetings with UNC’s Global Relations office and with Ron Strauss, executive vice provost and chief international officer, the universities were able to share strategies and perspectives around globalization. Global partnerships, such as the one with ACU, are a central component to UNC’s efforts to infuse a global dimension throughout the University’s teaching, research and service activities and to enhance its global visibility.