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December 8 2006

ILR and UCD Agree to Semester in Dublin Program 

Dean Harry Katz, ILR and Professor Bill Roche, UCDThe ILR/UCD Semester in Dublin Program, which was formally inaugurated on November 29 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by ILR Dean Harry C. Katz, is the first initiative in what is intended to be a comprehensive educational and professional collaboration between the ILR School at Cornell University and the Industrial Relations and Human Resources Group of the School of Business at University College Dublin. The program’s purpose is to afford eligible ILR juniors and seniors opportunities to enhance their understanding of various international dimensions of the field of industrial and labor relations through courses taught by leading scholars at one of Europe’s most vibrant and dynamic universities. The curriculum, which places a special emphasis on illuminating the most important issues of work and workplace relations affecting the 27 member nations of the world’s largest trading bloc, the European Union, is a joint design of ILR and UCD faculty members.

In partnering with University College Dublin, the ILR School is ILR Dean Harry Katz signs MOU with UCDforging a relationship with what is widely regarded as one of the premier institutions of higher learning in Europe. Founded in the mid-19th Century and the alma mater of many of Ireland’s most notable and influential literary, cultural, commercial and political figures, UCD is now the country’s largest and most comprehensive university, annually enrolling more than 20,000 students in an impressive array of degree programs spanning several colleges. The internationally accredited School of Business is the largest in Ireland and widely acclaimed both for the superb quality of its academic programs and the exceptional vitality of its campus life.

Professor Roland Erne, UCDStudents enrolled in the ILR/UCD Semester in Dublin Program will not only expand their understanding of the global field of industrial and labor relations, but will also be further enriched through their participation in a variety of engaging social and cultural activities designed by UCD staff to insure a study abroad experience that is at once personally and academically rewarding.

The ILR/UCD Semester in Dublin Program will enroll its first class in the fall semester of 2007. For information about the program, please contact:

Professor Clete Daniel   
Director of Off-Campus Credit Programs
381-A Ives Hall East

Brigid Beachler
Assistant Director of Off-Campus Credit Programs
381 Ives Hall East