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Mar 20 2013

Dutch Delegation Visits with NYIT Engineering and IT Experts

 New York, N.Y. (March 20, 2013) - New York Institute of Technology’s (NYIT) School of Engineering and Computing Sciences hosted a delegation from the Netherlands of deans and department heads from 17 universities of applied sciences. Members of the Dutch delegation, more than 40 in total, represent institutions that are part of a cooperation of non-profit information and communication technology (ICT) programs within higher professional education in the Netherlands. 

Universities visiting as part of the delegation include: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences; Avans University of Applied Sciences; Fontys University of Applied Sciences; The Hague University of Applied Sciences; HAN University of Applied Sciences; Hanze University of Applied Sciences; Inholland University of Applied Sciences; University of Applied Sciences Leide; NHL University of Applied Sciences; Rotterdam University; Saxion University of Applied Sciences; HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht; and Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. 
   
The purpose of the delegation’s study tour and visit to NYIT was to help members develop competence and acquire strategic knowledge in ICT-related higher education through insight into NYIT’s progressive pedagogy and innovative curricula, focusing at the undergraduate level. NYIT is a leader in offering modern graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs across the computer engineering and applied technology spectrum encompassing information technology, telecommunications management, data management systems, and security-related areas of study, in preparation for its designation as a national Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), among others. NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences was ranked among the top engineering schools offering bachelor’s or master’s degrees, according to U.S. News & World Report 2013 edition.

“As a university committed to preparing students for professional career opportunities in a global economy, it is important for us to develop relationships, share knowledge, and explore partnership channels with industry, universities, and others, on behalf of our students. We are pleased that the Dutch delegation identified NYIT as a leader in information technology, engineering, computer science, and telecommunications higher education, and we look forward to collaborating with its members in the future,” said Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. School of Engineering and Computing Sciences department chairs, Drs. Yoshi Saito and Frank Lee, joined Dean Anid (pictured above) in a presentation about NYIT's curriculum and research innovations, along with several other faculty members.  
 
In addition to NYIT, the Dutch delegation visited with various companies and organizations to broadly discuss the future of IT-related studies and explore avenues of potential cooperation in the future.

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