Iowa State University Professors’ visit marks 1000th student exchange
Swansea University’s School of Business and Economics recently hosted a visit by Iowa State University Professors Labh Hira, Raisbeck Endowed Dean of the College of Business, and his wife Tahira Hira, Executive Assistant to the President.
The commemorative visit marked the 1000th student exchange on the School’s North American programme.
The partnership was originally established in 1979 by Dr Donald Leech, a Senior Lecturer at Swansea University in the former Department of Management Science and Statistics.
Dr Leech spent a semester at Iowa State University’s College of Industrial Engineering, which later became the College of Business, during which time the exchange programme was devised.
The first student exchange took place in 1984, with four undergraduate students from Swansea and Iowa State Universities respectively participating in the programme.
Professor Andy Henley, of Swansea’s School of Business and Economics: said: “Since the initial exchange in the early 80s, the universities have gone on to enjoy a successful partnership, offering exchange opportunities to many students over the years.
“We were honoured to welcome Professors Labh Hira and Tahira Hira on their recent visit, to celebrate more than 25 years of partnership, to broaden the learning experience of our respective students.”
Swansea University’s School of Business and Economics now has partnership programmes with 15 universities in the USA and Canada, and many more elsewhere in the world, which enables undergraduate students on four-year courses to spend their third year studying abroad.
For details of Swansea University School of Business and Economics exchange partner universities visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/sbe/Prosp/Exchange.php
and for general information on the School visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/business/