Munster Technological University and South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences have officially signed a Joint Research Agreement

In a historic move, Munster Technological University (MTU) and South – Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (XAMK) have officially signed a Joint Research Agreement, marking a milestone in their collaboration under the INGENIUM European University Alliance. The signing ceremony, held at the MTU Bishopstown Campus in Cork, Ireland brought Professor Maggie Cusack, President of MTU, and Professor Heikki Saastamoinen, President and CEO of XAMK together for this significant event.

This groundbreaking agreement will see increased collaborative research between the two institutions facilitating the joint supervision of PhD candidates within the XAMK academic community. The agreement will enhance academic excellence, drive innovation, and promote sustainable solutions across borders.

Professor Maggie Cusack highlighted the importance of the agreement, stating, “This Joint Research Agreement with XAMK not only symbolizes our commitment to academic excellence and innovation but also aligns perfectly with the INGENIUM European University Alliance’s mission. Together, we are poised to make significant contributions to global research and education.”

Professor Heikki Saastamoinen echoed these sentiments, adding, “The collaboration between XAMK and MTU under this agreement is a testament to our shared vision of creating a more connected and innovative academic community. Through our joint efforts, we aim to provide our region, students and staff with unparalleled opportunities for research and learning.”

The agreement will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, resources, and expertise between the two universities, enabling them to pursue joint research projects, co-author publications, and implement innovative educational programs. It represents a significant step forward in their shared journey as partners in the INGENIUM European University Alliance, furthering their commitment to creating a united academic community within INGENIUM.

As MTU and XAMK embark on this exciting new chapter, the Joint Research Agreement promises to unlock new possibilities for both institutions, their students, and the broader academic community, fostering a collaborative environment that nurtures growth, innovation, and excellence.