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University of Bristol strengthens its strategic relationship with the University of Rochester

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University of Rochester Eastman Quadrangle and Rush Rhees Library Photo by J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester

University of Bristol Pro Vice Chancellor Nick Lieven and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman Photo by J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester

Press release issued: 19 March 2014

A delegation of University of Bristol academics is visiting the University of Rochester, New York, to strengthen links between the two universities. The visit, led by the University of Bristol’s Professor Nick Lieven, Pro Vice-Chancellor International, includes academics from across the University’s research disciplines and seeks to explore further opportunities for collaboration in both education and research.

The University of Rochester is a private university in upstate New York and is one of the top-tier research universities within the US. It offers more than 200 academic degrees, and is within the top 100 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.  Its alumni include Nobel Prize winners Steven Chu (1970), Masatochi Koshiba (1955), and Arthur Kornberg (1941), as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn (1973) and composer George Walker (1956).

The two institutions have existing links within the areas of vision science and translational medicine, and are seeking to expand these to include areas within engineering, the digital humanities and brain and cognitive science.  The universities will also discuss the opportunities around student exchange so that the experience of students from both Bristol and Rochester can be enriched.

"Professor Nick Lieven, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International, University of Bristol said:  "Bristol's visit to Rochester signifies a deepening of the strategic relationship between our two universities which will continue to develop both in terms of research as well as education. 

“Bristol's existing international presence is supported by our strategic partnering with a small number of globally respected research intensive institutions with whom we build deep and multifaceted relationships. 

“Bristol and Rochester share a common aspiration to address the global issues relating to health, the digital economy and the relevance of arts to a contemporary society and our growing partnership, where not only the two institutions but the cities themselves share so much in terms of academic, cultural and economic endeavour, is an exemplar."


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