Queen's University Belfast and Georgetown University
Queen’s University, Belfast and Georgetown University Forge Historic Link
A formal partnership has been agreed between Queen’s University, Belfast and Georgetown University in Washington, DC which will benefit the research communities on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as current and future generations of staff and students at both institutions. Research and education are high priorities for both the United States and Northern Ireland; this has led to the decision to exchange international best practices between the two institutions, which will ultimately produce advancements in scientific research, healthcare, and learning.
A formal partnership agreement, the result of this work, was signed in Washington by Dr. John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University, and Queen’s President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Gregson at a special ceremony hosted by British Ambassador Sir David Manning on Friday, September 15th. The Agreement is also founded on a long-standing association between the world-famous Lombardi Cancer Center in Georgetown and the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University.
The new partnership involves many of the best experts in the world working on issues ranging from cancer research to post-conflict resolution, and from human rights to creative writing, and will establish world-leading capabilities at both institutions. Another key area for the partnership will be Irish Studies in anticipation of setting up a global center in Washington over the coming months.