May 02, 2014
In its April 2014 online newsletter, the Maine International Trade Center published an article on the opening of UNE’s Morocco Campus in January.
“Global Education Program Reaches New Milestone with Opening of Morocco Campus” discusses UNE’s efforts to provide global education experiences to its students, achieving its most recent accomplishment in the creation of a campus in Tangier, Morocco.
President Danielle Ripich, Ph.D.; Provost, Senior Vice President, and Dean of the College of Dental Medicine James Koelbl, D.M.D., M.S., M.J.; and Vice President for Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Humanities Anouar Majid, Ph.D., were all interviewed for the article.
President Ripich explained: “Less than 1% of U.S. science students study abroad. When we asked what the obstacles were, our students said the cost and the ability to still have good science while abroad. So we tried to remove those barriers by creating—first in Spain and now Morocco—a campus with state-of-the-art organic chemistry, physics, and biology labs while making the experience available to our students at no additional cost.”