A contract, signalling the delivery of joint Business and Law programmes between the University of Chester and a University in Georgia, has now been signed, to formalise the partnership.
It comes after a recent visit made by academics from the University of Chester to Caucasus University, in Tbilisi, Georgia, to explore a variety of educational collaborations.
Under the contract, Business and Law students from Caucasus University’s Caucasus School of Business (CSB) and Caucasus School of Law (CSL), will complete their initial studies in Georgia and finish the rest of their studies at the University of Chester.
Chris Pyke, Associate Dean and Head of Chester Business School at the University of Chester, who was part of the visiting delegation, said: “Business Faculty students at Caucasus University will spend three years studying in Georgia and one year in Chester, and Law Faculty students will spend two years at each University. They will receive a degree from both universities. We are planning to welcome the first intake of students from Caucasus University in September.
“This is an exciting time for both institutions, as we have been working effectively together for a number of years - a student exchange programme has proved very successful with Georgian students studying at Chester.
“International students help enrich the learning experience of all students, by drawing on their knowledge of business, management and law in their own countries.”