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15 Mar 2015

Together is better - Cranfield and The Open University team up

Caption: (l-r) Professor Tim Blackman and Professor Sir Peter Gr

Caption: (l-r) Professor Tim Blackman and Professor Sir Peter Gr

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed this week between Cranfield University and The Open University to recognise future plans for cooperation between the two institutions.

The signing reflects the growing collaboration between the two world-class, highly influential educational organisations. The agreement covers co-operation across a wide set of activities, including supporting and enhancing local and regional economic development, providing opportunities for new education provision, joint research and equipment and asset sharing.

Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield, Sir Peter Gregson said: “We’re delighted to sign this MoU today. As two internationally recognised Universities in the South Midlands region this agreement will play to each institution’s strength locally, nationally and internationally benefitting the region and supporting local economic growth.”

Professor Tim Blackman, Acting Vice-Chancellor of The Open University, said:
“The OU and Cranfield are international leaders in part-time and postgraduate education respectively, but we’re also players in a growing regional economy and work together to drive the innovation and productivity that are features of the South East Midland’s economic success.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

About Cranfield University
Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

For further information please contact:
Media Relations, Cranfield University. T: +44 (0) 1234 754999
Email: mediarelations@cranfield.ac.uk

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