Munk School signs strategic partnership agreement with IE University’s School of Global and Public Affairs
— Partnership agreement was signed during NATO Summit in Madrid and cited in an official statement by PM Justin Trudeau and President Sanchez as an example of bilateral collaboration between Canada and Spain—
June 30, 2022 (Madrid, Spain) — Munk School Director Peter Loewen and Manuel Muñiz, Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs and Provost of IE University, signed an agreement today to foster collaboration in education and research between the two universities.
The signature took place on the sidelines of the NATO Summit currently taking place in Madrid and was referenced in a joint statement issued by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez that reinforced Canadian-Spanish relations and referred to the new partnership between both universities as an example of collaboration in the education field.
“The Munk School is excited to build our partnership with IE,” said Loewen. “We are both entrepreneurial, forward-looking, and multidisciplinary schools. We are both committed to engaging in the world as it is. By developing student and faculty exchanges and joint research programs, we can combine our strengths to solve the most pressing policy problems in our respective countries and abroad.”
Both institutions have agreed to the development of joint activities to address issues of mutual interest, such as student mobility with internships, study abroad, exchange, fellowships and faculty collaboration. The future cooperation agreement also includes joint research partnerships, joint publication of scientific papers and educational materials, and the participation and co-hosting of lectures, meetings, seminars and conferences, as well as the exchange of research materials and publications. The Munk School and IE School of Global and Public Affairs and the Munk School will develop a common dual master’s degree program, with a focus on the areas of international relations and public policy.
“We are thrilled by our collaboration with the Munk School, which illustrates our School’s growing partnership with leading institutions around the world to develop first-class, cutting-edge programs on global and public affairs,” said Dean Manuel Muñiz. “The Munk School is a reference in the field, and Canada has always been at the forefront of thinking and practicing innovative approaches to world politics. Our students, faculty and researchers will benefit greatly from this new stage in our joint work.”