Ashland University Officials Sign Academic Collaboration with University of Haifa

Ashland University Officials Sign Academic Collaboration with University of Haifa Officials
Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo and University of Haifa Rector Gustavo Mesch sign an academic collaboration agreement for a joint MBA program in entrepreneurship between AU and the University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel, while AU Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics Dr. Elad Granot (at left) and Vice Rector Gad Barzilai (at right) look on.

3/13/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo and Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics Dr. Elad Granot last week signed an academic collaboration agreement with officials from the University of Haifa in Haifa, Israel.

Campo and Granot entered into an agreement with University of Haifa President Ron Robin and Rector Gustavo Mesch that will establish a joint MBA program in entrepreneurship. The opportunity to study at an Israeli campus is expected to generate significant interest among the student body of Ashland University.

“We are excited about signing this memorandum of understanding with University of Haifa,” said Campo. “This agreement will provide increased opportunities for our students, faculty and staff to interact with a world-class university that aligns with many of our objectives and values.”

The collaboration calls for the joint recognition of research, study and teaching projects and programs at both universities, namely through:
• Exchange of scholars
• Joint research projects
• Joint teaching and/or supervision of students
• Joint participation in workshops and/or conference days
• Student mobility and prospective exchange of students  
• Participation of students in Study Abroad programs hosted by each institution.

According to Vice Provost Gad Barzilai, head of the University of Haifa International School, the partnership with Ashland University will initially focus on the study of business and management.

“This MOU will allow students and scholars to exchange ideas in a way that will generate innovative explorations and advancement for the benefit of future generations in Israel, the U.S., and around the world,” Barzilai said.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###