ULIP and University of Kent seal Paris cooperation agreement
University of Kent and the University of London in Paris (ULIP) have signed a cooperation agreement that will enable students from both universities to work together and enhance their learning experiences in Paris.
The agreement for the France campuses was signed by Professor Georgina Randsley de Moura, University of Kent’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Strategy, Planning and Performance, Professor Jeremy Carrette, Kent’s Dean for Europe, and Dr Tim Gore, Chief Executive Officer of the University of London Institute in Paris.
Both ULIP and Kent are the only UK universities in the city of Paris, and this development will afford the students an opportunity to have the necessary intellectual exchanges while living there.
The University of Kent’s Paris School of Arts and Culture is a specialist postgraduate centre offering advanced, flexible degrees across the arts, including in architecture, history of art, film, drama and literature.
The University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) traces its history as a centre of Franco-British academic friendship back to the end of the 19th century. Its presence in Paris includes an interdisciplinary undergraduate programme in French Studies, a postgraduate community and a research and public seminar programme
Kent and ULIP will deliver joint lectures and seminars in Paris
Following the cooperation agreement in Paris, students will have the opportunity of sharing linked activities as well as access to a wider social network and shared knowledge on the practical approaches to living and studying in Paris.
In sustaining a synergetic relationship, both universities will engage the students through joint seminars and lectures as well as cooperate on the delivery of quality education during these globally uncertain times.
Reflecting on the development, Professor de Moura, Dr Gore, and Professor Carrette, said: “This is an exciting adventure to bring together our UK-based educational experiences in Paris, and we are looking forward to the new opportunities it will bring for our respective institutions.
“We have frequently worked together in a number of ways over the past few years to provide our students with life-changing experiences and opportunities. Through our new agreement we will be able to improve our offer through the sharing of resources, local knowledge and support. It will enhance the student experience and enrich their time in one of the most exciting European cities for art, literature and culture.”
The first joint event for both Universities will be a discussion between the Cameroonian film-maker Jean-Marie Teno and African cinema specialist Melissa Thackway, with a showing of Teno’s documentary film ‘Afrique, je te plumeria / Africa, I will fleece you’ (1992), examining colonialism and Cameroon’s War of Independence.
Pic: University of Kent’s Paris School of Arts and Culture