Kent visit marks 30 year-long international partnership with Philipps-Universität Marburg

As part of our ongoing strategic partnership with the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, an annual meeting took place in Marburg on 4th February 2013. Prof Alex Hughes, PVC External, led a delegation representing International Development, the University of Kent at Brussels, the Graduate School, and the Schools of Economics, Biosciences, and Politics and International Relations.

The Kent delegation was warmly welcomed by Prof. Frank Bremmer, Marburg’s Vice President and held discussions with colleagues from Marburg representing English and Computational Linguistics, Finance and Banking, Social Psychology, Peace and Conflict Studies, Comparative Politics, International Development Studies, Faculty of Biology, Office for Early Career Researchers and the International Office.

Kent and Marburg have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership dating back to 1983 and have developed a range of collaborative activities including staff and student exchanges in a number of subjects, joint research projects, and a dual MA in Peace and Conflict Studies.

This meeting focused on areas currently being developed such as more joint programmes at master’s level, joint research proposals, joint doctoral and postdoctoral training and cooperation in Quality Assurance.

Philipps-Universität Marburg is a large university of some 23,000 students and the world’s oldest protestant university. Founded in 1527, it has a strong reputation for its teaching, research and European and international activities. Currently sixteen students are participating in the exchange, eight each way, with our students enjoying both a stimulating academic environment, as well as the vibrant student life of the beautiful and historical town of Marburg.

For more information about this or any of Kent’s international partnerships, please contact Jan Lowe.