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Syracuse University, ESF renew academic, research-partnership agreement

By Eric Reinhardt


Syracuse University (left side of photo) and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) have renewed their academic and research-partnership agreement. (File photo credit: Syracuse University website)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University (SU) and the neighboring SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) announced this week they have renewed their academic and research-partnership agreement.

Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud and David Amberg, interim president of ESF, jointly proclaimed a renewed agreement that “enhances academic, co-curricular and research-based offerings for both institutions’ students, faculty and staff,” according to a Syracuse news release.

As part of the agreement, Syracuse students can enroll in ESF courses in subject areas not offered at Syracuse University. In turn, ESF students will have similar access to SU courses. Additionally, ESF students will be able to use the new Barnes Center at The Arch, giving them access to recreational resources, services, and activities.

The newly signed agreement requires state approval and runs through 2024. The organizations didn’t release any financial terms of the pact.

“For more than a century, our two institutions have worked together to benefit our students, faculty and staff and the residents of the Central New York community,” Syverud contended in the release. “This continuing partnership allows us to leverage our individual areas of strength and expertise to further advance our collective research and academic goals. It also enables us to further attract talented students, faculty and staff, while guaranteeing both communities access to world-class research, academic and co-curricular opportunities.”

The renewed partnership provides students with access to academic and student life-related activities at one institution that may not be available at the other, both universities say.

“Our partnership with Syracuse University is built on a foundation of shared values to provide the highest quality education to our students and that through exposure to inquiry develops lifelong learners,” Amberg added in the release. “Our collaborative research efforts develop solutions to today’s pressing environmental challenges and inform sound, reasoned policy. Working together, we are able to amplify the impacts of our tripartite missions of education, research and service.”

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