New CEPS Articulation Will Bring Greek Students to Durham

New CEPS Articulation Will Bring Greek Students to Durham

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
HAU provost Triant Flouris, UNH Provost Lisa MacFarlane, P.T. Vasudevan, senior vice provost, and CEPS Dean Samuel Mukasa.

HAU Provost Triant Flouris, UNH Provost Lisa MacFarlane, P.T. Vasudevan, senior vice provost, and CEPS Dean Samuel Mukasa.

Representatives from UNH and Hellenic American University, which has campuses in Athens, Greece and Manchester, signed an articulation agreement last week that will enable HAU students who completed an associate of science in general engineering program to transfer to a B.S. engineering degree program at UNH. Provost Lisa MacFarlane, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Dean Samuel Mukasa, and P.T. Vasudevan, senior vice provost, joined HAU provost Triant Flouris to sign a memorandum of understanding in T Hall on earlier this month.  

“This pathbreaking articulation agreement with a HAU is the result of careful planning, collaboration, and creativity on the part of HAU and UNH faculty and staff. It's especially welcome in that it advances our desire to offer our students a more global education,” said MacFarlane.  

With its main campus in Athens (as well as one in Manchester), HAU offers an associate degree program in  engineering as well as bachelor’s master’s and doctoral programs in other disciplines. This agreement will allow students who complete an associate degree in engineering to transfer seamlessly to a B.S. program in civil, computer, electrical or mechanical engineering – and possibly continue on to a graduate program -- at UNH.  

The program will bring a global perspective on engineering to UNH, said CEPS Dean Samuel Mukasa. 

“In his strategic plan of a few years ago, President Mark Huddleston challenged us all to expand the internationalization of our University. This agreement with Hellenic American University is very much part of fulfilling that vision,” Mukasa said. “I hope that over the next few years we will have a significant number of students coming to UNH from Hellenic American University, and also that a number of our students will spend time at this institution in Greece.”  

“Our articulation agreement promotes, in both campuses, internationalization and academic exchange and strengthens our respective curricula helping toward the development of each institution,” added HAU provost Triant Flouris. 

UNH anticipates that the first HAU engineering students will enter UNH in the fall of 2014.