IEREST welcome three new Ally Partners!
The IEREST consortium welcome Portland State University, Queensland University of Technology, and Nottingham Trent University, which have joined the project as IEREST ally partners.
Portland State University (PSU), located on a 50-acre campus in downtown Portland, USA, is a nationally acclaimed leader in sustainability and community-based learning. The University's position in the heart of Oregon's economic and cultural center enables PSU students and faculty to apply scholarly theory to the real-world problems of business and community organizations. Portland State offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree options, as well as graduate certificates and continuing education programs. PSU is Oregon's largest and most diverse university, with some 30,000 students who come from all 50 states and from nearly 100 nations around the world.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a globally positioned university based in Brisbane, Australia, offering some 400 courses and extensive research programs to 45,000 students, including 7,000 from over 100 countries. We are a richly diverse and multicultural university. QUT is well known as 'a university for the real world', combining academic strength and practical industry and community engagement through 28 schools in six faculties: education, health, business, law, science and engineering, and creative industries. In 2013, The Times Higher Education ranked QUT as Australia's top university under 50 years old. The QUT Ally Partners have teaching and research expertise in international and intercultural education. Both partners have extensive international experience including teaching diverse students in the U.K., USA, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia; in addition to teaching international students in Australia. The lead Ally Partner's PhD research focused on learning experiences through study abroad in higher education.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) The University began life as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843. Since then it has expanded significantly and has built a long track record of academic excellence. It is now one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, with over 28,000 students. It has cemented a reputation for quality and innovation while promoting successful careers. From expert teaching staff to worldwide links with employers, from a strong focus on employability to multimillion pound campus improvements, the university’s efforts dovetail into one key purpose: to offer the best academic experience possible.