A team of education experts from Haiti have visited the
University of Wolverhampton to examine ways of working with
Wolverhampton was chosen for the visit as a university with
successful links between staff and industry.
During the visit to the Telford Campus, the three guests heard
how academics are involved in providing advice to businesses, the
range of graduate employment schemes available and also how the
University works to help small business become established.
They also toured the e-Innovation Centre at Telford which
provides incubation space for new businesses.
The visitors all work in business and universities in Haiti and
are part of the European Union funded BRIDGE Project’s industry and
entrepreneur team. The BRIDGE (Bridging Research and Industry
Developing Growth and Entrepreneurship) Programme was funded to
create a long term sustainable approach to innovation and
entrepreneurship support in Haiti and Dominican Republic.
Philip Dearden, Head of the Centre for International Development
and Training (CIDT) which hosted the visit, said: “We were
delighted to welcome the group and demonstrate the expertise and
experience of the University in establishing and developing a wide
variety of industry and academic links.
“The Centre for International Development and Training was
selected to host the visit because of our good understanding of the
development needs in Haiti.”
CIDT staff members Ellie Curtain and Richard Nyrendra also
presented the visitors with details of a project that links the
University with the Copper-Belt University in Zambia.
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Date Issued: Tuesday, 31 July 2012
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