Trans-Atlantic Outreach: NITL visits US centres of excellence

(10 Jun 2013)

NITL has long had strong academic links throughout Europe and in many parts of Asia. A recent visit to New England and New York aimed to build stronger linkages with recognised US centres of excellence in the transport, logistics and SCM fields. The trip was built around meetings at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New England Institute of Technology (NE Tech) and New York University (NYU).New Picture  93  Thumbnail0
MIT is one of the world’s leading universities and was ranked number one in the world in 2012 QS World University Rankings. The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) is a dynamic solutions-oriented environment where students, faculty, and industry leaders pool their knowledge and experience to advance supply chain education and research. Part of the MIT School of Engineering, CTL coordinates more than 100 supply chain research efforts across the MIT campus and around the world. It also educates students and corporate leaders in the essential principles of SCM and helps organizations increase productivity and decrease environmental impact. For more about the work of CTL visit http://ctl.mit.edu/.

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As the leader in technical career-oriented education in its part of the US, NE Tech is a private, non-profit technical institute offering Associate, Bachelors and Masters degrees in over 30 fields. A strong feature of the Institute’s work is its close collaboration with business and each of its programmes has been thoughtfully designed with input from both academics and industry leaders. The focus is to give each student a solid balance: a base of analytical skills with hands-on training. NE Tech has particular strengths in various areas of transport technology and operations. For further information visit http://www.neit.edu/.

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Founded in 1831, NYU is the largest private university in the United States. The University comprises 14 schools, colleges and divisions, and occupies five major centres in Manhattan. It operates branch campus and research programs in other parts of the US and internationally, as well as study abroad programmes in more than 25 countries. The University is also one of the largest employers in New York City, with over 16,000 employees. Its current student enrollment is over 50,000 students. From an Irish perspective, NYU is home to Glucksman Ireland House – a focal point for NYU academic collaboration with Ireland.

As part of their recent tour, Edward Sweeney and Declan Allen also visited Harvard (see http://www.harvard.edu/), Boston (see http://www.bu.edu/), Brown (see http://www.brown.edu/) and Fordham (see http://www.fordham.edu/) Universities.

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