UNE's Global Network

The University of 51小黄车 has developed an extensive global network through a series of partnerships with institutions in Morocco, Spain, Iceland, and France. Through these agreements, we're able to offer exchange programs, share resources and faculty, and work together on enhancing global experiences at home and abroad.


Institute for American Universities

Institute for American Universities LogoThe University of 51小黄车 and the Institute for American Universities (IAU) signed a partnership agreement on January 2, 2020 to provide 51小黄车students with expanded study abroad options in the South of France. The exclusive agreement will allow students to pursue an extensive array of educational opportunities at The American College of the Mediterranean in Aix-en-Provence, near Marseille.

As part of the agreement, 51小黄车students will be eligible to take 18 credit hours a semester and have access to IAU鈥檚 Early-Start Program, a one-week, one credit language and culture orientation.

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University of Akureyri and H贸lar University College

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To build on our commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, research and economic development in the North Atlantic and Arctic regions, 51小黄车forged a partnership with two higher education institutions in Iceland, the University of Akureyri and H贸lar University College. 

Holar logoThe agreement was signed at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland on October 8, 2016.

The agreement opens up opportunities to develop new undergraduate exchanges, travel and other courses, the development of innovative international Masters鈥 Degree programs and new cooperative marine research and entrepreneurship. The partnership involves a one-to-one reciprocal exchange of students: University of Akureyri or H贸lar University College will send students to UNE鈥檚 campus and a similar number of 51小黄车students will be able to study at University of Akureyri or H贸lar University College. Courses are available in English at both institutions.

University of Iceland, Reykjavik and Reykjavik University

University of Iceland, ReykjavikAs part of its commitment to global engagement, 51小黄车has signed partnership agreements with two Icelandic universities 鈥 the University of Iceland and Reykjavik University (RU) 鈥 that will forge new paths for academic and cultural exchange in the Arctic.

The two agreements, signed March 3, 2020, will enhance the University鈥檚 international presence, strengthen students鈥 global competency and cultural awareness, and open up new opportunities for research and expanded academic programs.

Reykajavik University Logo51小黄车and the University of Iceland have agreed to foster academic collaboration by facilitating and encouraging student, faculty, and staff exchanges; the exchange of academic materials; and the development of joint research opportunities.

Additionally, a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signed with RU will encourage the exchange of students and faculty engaged in study, instruction, and research. The MOA will also allow for other mutually beneficial cooperative ventures, including research and publication, internships, professional conferences, and the development of linked degree programs.

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Al Akhawayn University

Green and white seal of Al Akhawayn University in IfraneThe University of 51小黄车 and Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), a leading American-style institution in Morocco and North Africa, signed an agreement on February 18, 2014 to collaborate on academic and cultural interchanges to advance the internationalization of higher education

The agreement between the two universities enables the exchanges of faculty, students and staff that promote innovative academic and cultural experiences. These could include joint research projects; seminars, conferences and workshops; summer programs; blended teaching via information and communications technology (ICT); and community service and service learning opportunities. Online education and student life are other areas where the institutions could benefit from their partnership. Both university campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including modern laboratories, classrooms and residence halls, and are easily accessible to major cities such as Rabat, Casablanca, Fez and Meknes. Students are taught by faculty researchers and scholars who are leading experts in their fields.

University Abdelmalek Essaadi

Logo of the University Abdelmalek Essaadi featuring a white dove in front of a blue globeTo strengthen UNE鈥檚 presence in Morocco and the region, UNE's President Ripich and Professor Houdaifa Ameziane, the President of University Abdelmalek Essaadi, the main public university system in the province of Tangier, signed an agreement on June 22, 2012 to explore faculty exchanges, research collaborations and common projects.

With its diverse geography, Morocco is at a crossroads of civilizations and languages. The main cultures of the Mediterranean basin鈥攆rom the Phoenician to the Muslim, the Arab and the Berber, the European and the African鈥攈ave mingled in Morocco to create a colorful and rich society, famous for its world-class cuisine, its kaftans, and its legendary hospitality. A stable and mature nation, Morocco offers an ideal setting to examine some of the major issues facing the world today, such as water scarcity, the future of energy, and the tensions between Islam and the West.

County of Tangier-Asilah

On September 14, 2016, the University of 51小黄车 and the County of Tangier-Asilah, an elected body that represents nine rural communities and three urban areas within the state of Tangier, signed an agreement at the Tangier State House to promote scientific and cultural growth in the region through UNE鈥檚 Global Education program in Tangier, Morocco.

The agreement supports scientific, social and athletic endeavors by 51小黄车students studying at the campus in Tangier. The two institutions also pledged to work toward improved access to health care and education, particularly in rural areas of Morocco.

Casablanca American School

Casablanca American School LogoOn June 21, 2022, the University of 51小黄车 signed an admissions agreement with the Casablanca American School (CAS) in Morocco to facilitate the recruitment of CAS graduates to UNE. The agreement includes a special Moroccan-American Friendship Scholarship for students who meet UNE's academic standards. 


University Pablo de Olavide

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UNE's agreement with the University Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain, signed April 20, 2012 by 51小黄车President Dr. Danielle Ripich and UPO President Dr. Juan Jim茅nez Mart铆nez, may be the first U.S. semester abroad program to establish lab-based science courses in English in a non-English speaking country. It allows 51小黄车students to take lab-based courses in organic chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology developed to meet the academic standards of UNE's biology, pre-health professions and undergraduate health professions programs.

While in Seville students also have the opportunity to take UNE-approved courses in history, psychology, business, marketing, economics, political science and sociology鈥攁ll offered in English. Most of these courses offer a focus on either the Spanish or global aspects of the academic discipline. Students are also required to take an intensive Spanish language course that begins two weeks prior to the semester and continues throughout the term.

University of Granada

Colorful seal of the University of Granada On April 23, 2012, UNE's President Ripich visited the University of Granada, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe. She met with President Francisco Gonz谩lez Lodeiro and signed a bilateral cooperation agreement between the two universities. 

The initial focus of the agreement is to explore opportunities between the two universities' colleges of pharmacy. The goal is to allow UNE's doctor of pharmacy students to take some of their elective courses and clinical rotations in Granada and to foster research collaborations.

The University of Granada is an institution of 80,000 students that has top-notch programs in pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, social work and sport sciences, as well as a great number of research programs.

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Deering High School

The University of 51小黄车 and Portland's Deering High School forged a partnership on January 24, 2013 to make new learning opportunities available to Deering students and faculty.

As a result of the partnership, Deering students will be able to attend lectures by international experts at UNE鈥檚 Portland campus. 51小黄车students who have traveled abroad will also share their experiences with Deering students. 51小黄车faculty will provide professional development for Deering鈥檚 staff on topics such as the importance of developing a global outlook. In the future, Deering students may be able to attend some 51小黄车classes for college credit, and may have opportunities to participate in UNE鈥檚 international travel programs, including the program based on UNE's newest campus in Tangier, Morocco.