A senior delegation from WC2 member, Ryerson University, in Toronto, Canada visited City to affirm and expand the partnership between our universities through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
Ryerson is home to Canada’s largest undergraduate business school with nearly 10,000 students, as well as DMZ, the number one university-based business incubator in the world which has nurtured 325 startups since it was set up in 2010. Ryerson is also in the process of establishing a Law School, with the first intake of students scheduled to begin in 2020.
The Ryerson delegation was led by their President, Mohamed Lachemi and met with the President of City, Professor Sir Paul Curran and Vice-President (International), Professor Stanton Newman as well as representatives from each school.
Discussions continued at the Rector’s Dinner at Mansion House and it was agreed to explore opportunities for collaborative research, funding and publications, particularly in the areas of journalism, cybersecurity and media and communications. Establishing an exchange programme for School of Health Sciences students was also discussed.
Commenting on the visit, Professor Newman said: “Ryerson is an important partner for City and this agreement opens up many opportunities to extend our collaboration, particularly with the Schools of Arts and Social Sciences and Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Sciences.”