Integration and Integrity: Values to Live (and Study) By - UIC and the Università del Piemonte Orientale (UPO)

UIC has entered into yet another Memorandum of Understanding with an overseas partner university. This latest MoU was initiated by UIC staff in the Food Science and Technology Programme of the Division of Science and Technology, and signed by UIC and the Università del Piemonte Orientale (UPO), a university in Piedmont, Italy. The two schools have pledged their mutual interest in developing cultural exchange programmes between the two student bodies, with the goal of deepening cultural learning in ways relevant to different majors and their careers.

UPO celebrated its 22nd anniversary in 2020, which means the university has over two decades’ experience providing study experiences judged as “excellent” by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MUIR). The only university in eastern Piedmont, UPO not only functions as an asset academically and culturally for the region, but also maintains both a local Italian and international atmosphere through various other partnerships with educational institutions throughout Italy, Europe, and the United States.

In response to the current issues facing humanity, UPO is devoted to creating infrastructure for sustainable development as well as the awareness to take action across discipline and country boundaries. Exchange of ideas, talent, research, and diversity are all necessary parts of this, and UPO embraces these higher ideals while not neglecting the student as an individual.