(Left to right) Peter Moizer, dean, Leeds University Business School, and H. Fenwick Huss, dean, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, sign cooperation agreement.

Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business has signed an agreement with the University of Leeds to promote international cooperation and research, marking its 24th international agreement and its first with an institution in the United Kingdom.

The memorandum of cooperation dated May 16 is aimed at encouraging mutually beneficial relations including faculty and student exchanges, joint research programs, organization of conferences and seminars, joint research, and the exchange of scientific and educational literature.

Peter Moizer, dean of the Leeds University Business School and Robinson College Dean H. Fenwick Huss, signed the memorandum in the GSU dean’s office downtown.

Dean Huss told Global Atlanta that Robinson would be “a proud partner” with the University of Leeds and that he looked forward to student and faculty exchanges and active collaboration in research and program delivery between the two institutions.

The University of Leeds is located in West Yorkshire in England, a metropolitan county with a population of 2.2 million. The university is large with 33,600 students studying in a wide variety of fields on a 93-acre campus.

It follows only the University of Manchester in England in the number of applicants it receives each year with only one out of seven to eight applicants being admitted.

Students from more than 140 countries attend the University of Leeds.

Robinson College also has agreements with Paris Dauphine University, Sorbonne Graduate Business School (both a doctoral and Global Partners MBA agreements), Institute d’Economie et de Management de Nantes, University of Nantes, and Groupe ESC Toulouse, France; the United Arab Emirates University’s College of Business and Economics, UAE; Caucasus University, Georgia;

National Management School and Alliance University School of Business, India; Konkuk University, Asia Global University of Songdo, Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority, and Graduate School of Software and two agreements with the Graduate School of Business Education at Soongsil University, South Korea;

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Munich School of Management, Germany; Faculty of Commerce Alexandria University, Egypt; Institute of Tourism Studies, China; Graduate Business School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bermuda College, Bermuda; University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein; Azerbaijan University, Azerbaijan and Gazi University, Turkey.

S. Tamer Cavusgil, Fuller E. Callaway professorial chair and executive director of GSU’s Center for International Business Education Research, and J. Marc Smelik, associate dean at Leed University’s business school,  have been appointed to serve as liaisons for the GSU-Leeds program.

Dr. Cavusgil ma be reached at 404-413-7284 or by email at stcavusgil@gsu.edu