Webster, Oxford Brookes Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Oxford Brookes campus The two universities will explore joint programs to enhance their students’ and faculty’s academic experience

ST. LOUIS (JUNE 02, 2015) – Webster University and Oxford Brookes University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore ways the two institutions can work together. Potential areas of cooperation include allowing students to study in each other’s programs, faculty exchanges, joint research projects and conferences, and joint programs that could lead to dual degrees from both universities.

Oxford Brookes is a 150-year-old institution of higher education located in Oxford, England.

“We welcome the opportunity to explore a partnership with Oxford Brookes and believe that any future agreement will enhance the educational opportunities for students at both institutions,” said Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President of Webster University. “These partnerships are essential to prepare students as global citizens.”

The MOU was signed May 4 by Julian Schuster, the provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Webster University, and Alistair Fitt, the vice-chancellor of Oxford Brookes University. Under the terms of the MOU, the two institutions will explore partnerships during the next two years.

“Oxford Brookes was founded as a school of art, but over the past century it has built strong programs in business, technology, the humanities, and health and life sciences, which align well with our programs,” Schuster said. “We are confident that our future partnerships will give our students and faculty many opportunities to augment their academic experience at each other’s institutions.”

Oxford Brookes University was founded in 1865 as the Oxford School of Art, but had expanded within five years to offer numerous subjects in science and technology. During the next 100 years, it would continue to rapidly grow, incorporating schools of teaching, nursing, and occupational therapy. In 2000, the institution merged with Westminster College.

Oxford Brookes University has received many accolades in the past 20 years, including being named the UK’s best post-1992 university for 10 consecutive years in The Sunday Times’ University Guide.

For more information about Oxford Brookes University, visit https://www.brookes.ac.uk.

Webster University has entered into several MOU’s in the past few years. Among those are agreements with Mexicali, Mexico-based CETYS University; South Ural State University (SUSU) in Chelyabinsk, Russia; Caucasus University in Tbilisi, Georgia; and University of Havana in Cuba.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University (www.webster.edu) comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.