Dominican students enjoy diplomatic dinner

Dominican students and Ambassador‌The group of 23 postgraduate students from the Dominican Republic are studying at the University of Wolverhampton for a year.

It is part of an agreement the University struck with the country’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology earlier this year, the first of its type for a UK university.

The cohort studying a range of subjects including Civil engineering, Public Health, Computer Science, Construction Project Management and Biomedical Science.

They arrived in the Black Country in October and recently enjoyed the company of the Dominican Republic Ambassador to the UK, Dr Federico Cuello Camilo at an event hosted by the University.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor Geoff Layer said: “We’re extremely proud to be the first UK university to be working with the Dominican Republic as part of its scholarship programme.

“The students have settled very well here and we’ve received very positive feedback about their experience with us.

“It was great to spend time with the students and also to welcome the ambassador to join us and share the occasion.

“As a University we work globally and Central and South America is definitely somewhere we’re interested in more work in and we’re hope that our relationship with the Dominican grows and flourishes.”

A delegation from Wolverhampton led by the Vice-Chancellor will travel out to the Dominican Republic later this month.

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Date Issued: Thursday 2 January 2014

Picture Caption: The group of students from Dominican Republic with the country's ambassador to the UK Dr Federico Cuello Camilo.

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