New Partnership with Australia Catholic University Expands Walsh’s Global Learning Efforts

North Canton, Ohio:  Walsh University and Australian Catholic University (ACU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support and facilitate collaboration between the two institutions and expand Walsh University’s global learning efforts.

The agreement was co-signed by Walsh University President Dr. Tim Collins and ACU’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Global and Education Pathways Mr. Chris Riley at ACU’s Rome Campus during a recent visit from President Collins. 

The collaboration opens the door for students and staff at both institutions to engage in global learning and collaborative research opportunities, beginning with a four-week faculty-led program for Walsh University’s senior Blouin Scholar students at ACU’s campus in Rome this summer.

Speaking about the collaboration, Mr. Riley said, “This is an exciting development in the relationship between ACU and Walsh University and builds on our shared commitment to enriching educational experiences and research in support of the common good.”

“This Memorandum of Understanding gives us a solid foundation to further explore bilateral relations between ACU and Walsh University to support and advance a range of collaborations extending to students, faculty and staff.”

“Walsh University is delighted to enter into partnership with Australian Catholic University to enhance our global learning programming,” said Teresa Fox, Chief Public Affairs Officer for Walsh University.  “Enriching students with a global perspective is a critical part of Walsh’s mission.  Our shared commitment to Catholic education will allow both universities to help students fulfill their life purpose, become leaders prepared to serve our world, and foster collaboration between our faculty.” 

The objectives of the MOU include opening up unilateral or bilateral study abroad programs; exchange agreements for both academic and administrative staff; and collaborative curriculum development to facilitate the implementation of student mobility programs.

Other forms of academic collaboration include research, development and delivery of joint courses; organization of and participation in seminars; technical assistance; exchange of information including library materials and research publications; and joint participation in internationally funded projects.

Walsh University is an independent, co-educational, Catholic, liberal arts and sciences institution that promotes academic excellence and diversity and provides close faculty-student interaction. It is dedicated to teaching its 2,450 students from 46 states and 35 countries to become leaders in service to others through a values-based education with an international perspective in the Judeo-Christian tradition.