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Strengthening international relationships

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11/01/10

officials from Switzerland’s University of Applied Sciences meet with Boston College faculty

As part of an ongoing relationship with the Connell School of Nursing, officials from Switzerland’s University of Applied Sciences visited Boston College to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.

The agreement that was signed by Cutberto Garza, provost and dean of faculties at Boston College, and Anne-Catherine Lyon, state councilor/minister for education, youth, and culture, Vaud canton, formalized cooperation in academic exchanges, program development, and research while establishing official guiding terms and principles of collaboration between the two institutions.

The relationship between the Connell School of Nursing and Switzerland’s University of Applied Sciences started as a partnership supported by faculty, staff, and students on both sides. In February 2010, Swiss healthcare and education leaders came to Boston College to discuss the need for international experiences in nursing.  In summer 2010, CSON students studied in Switzerland alongside students from Singapore and India.

Pictured: Front row (l-r) Anne-Catherine Lyon, state councilor/minister for education, youth, and culture, state of Vaud and Cutberto Garza, provost and dean of faculties, Boston College

Back row (l-r) Biagio Tedesco, director, international department for education, youth, and culture, state of Vaud; Chantal Ostorero, general director, DGES, Board of Higher Education, state of Vaud; Susan Gennaro, dean, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College; and Patricia De Leeuw, vice provost for faculties, Boston College