Delaware State University recently signed an agreement with the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) in France that will open the door for student and faculty exchanges between the two institutions.
DSU President Harry L. Williams signed the agreement in France with Jean-Luc Vayssière, president of the UVSQ on June 28.
Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, vice president of Research, Innovation & Economic Development, and dean of the DSU College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, was instrumental in negotiating the agreement with the UVSQ. He said that the French university is at the forefront of the global pursuit of new knowledge development and it has created innovative multidisciplinary programs that are well connected with the economic fabric of its region.
“We, at DSU, are working toward a similar goal,” Dr. Melikechi said. “This partnership will offer DSU faculty, students and staff a new perspective filled with excellent opportunities while our UVSQ counterparts will have, in DSU, a new solid academic partner in the USA.”
Founded in 1991, the University of Versailles-Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines is a French public university that is located in several cities in the country’s departments (provinces) of Yvelines and Hauts-de-Seine. The university’s major academic focuses are the (natural) sciences, social sciences and humanities, law and political science, as well as medicine. It has an enrollment of 19,000.