University, institute, theological college forge stronger links
The Australian Catholic University last week signed an agreement to foster research and teaching links with the Catholic Institute of Sydney and St Paul's Theological College as a way of promoting greater collaboration between Catholic institutes in Australia.
The agreements mean students will be able to share resources such as teachers and libraries, which will widen the scope of courses and staff available to them.
A spokesperson for the ACU said the agreements would give students greater opportunities and resources and broaden their educational experience.
The university's vice-chancellor, Professor Peter Sheehan, said: “The agreements will promote and assist the teaching of non-award, undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Australian Catholic University and the three main east coast Catholic theologate colleges.”
The agreements would enrich the experiences of students studying at the theologates and on the university campuses, Prof Sheehan said.
Under the new agreements, the university and the colleges will collaborate in teaching and in student and staff research.