A delegation from Indiana University, led by President Michael McRobbie, will head to Italy and Poland this week. The university says the goal of the trip is to enhance existing relationships in both countries and develop new ones.
IU will celebrate the anniversaries of two university partnerships in the countries. This year marks the 50th anniversary of IU’s study abroad program at the University of Bologna in Italy and the 40th anniversary of IU’s partnership with the University of Warsaw in Poland.
The trip will begin Wednesday and continue through June 3. McRobbie and the delegation will meet with representatives of the Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence and visit the Italian headquarters of Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY). McRobbie will also renew IU’s primary academic agreements with the University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University in Poland.
"The strength of Indiana University’s international engagements is closely linked to the strength of its relationships with some of the best universities all around the world," said McRobbie. "For decades, we have had strong and prospering relationships with two of Europe’s oldest and most distinguished universities in the University of Bologna and Jagiellonian University, as well as other eminent universities such as the University of Warsaw. Many of our students and faculty have had remarkable opportunities to study and work at these institutions while also absorbing the cultural richness of Europe. Now more than ever, global literacy and experience of this kind is essential to the future of our country."
McRobbie will also sign a new academic agreement which will establish the Krzysztof Michalek Memorial Lecture in American Studies at the University of Warsaw. He will also sign a new publishing agreement between IU Press and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Krakow.
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