American university’s plan for Waterford in doubt as little progress made

Posted in Governance and administration on August 27th, 2018 by steve

Ireland“Doubts have been cast over a proposal by an American university to site a European campus on an Office of Public Works site in west Waterford, with any likely development now expected to be downscaled. Two years ago, Mercyhurst University, in Erie, Pennsylvania, signed a memorandum of understanding with Waterford Council officials, authorising them to conduct a feasibility study for the venture …” (more)

[Christy Parker, Irish Examiner, 27 August]

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US college campus in Dungarvan moves step closer

Posted in Governance and administration on November 15th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The prospect of a prestigious American college creating a new campus in Ireland took a has taken a major step forward. At a press conference on Monday at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania, the signing of an memorandum of understanding with Waterford County Council officials was announced. The memo authorises a feasibility study for a new campus in Dungarvan …” (more)

[Conor Kane, Irish Times, 14 November]

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US university sets up European hub in Dungarvan

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2012 by steve

“A new international campus established by an American university in Co Waterford is aiming to tap into an estimated €1.8bn European market in intelligence studies. Mercyhurst University, based in Pennsylvania, specialises in analytics and intelligence …” (more)

[Conor Kane, Irish Times, 26 March]

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US college to have a campus in Dungarvan

Posted in Governance and administration on November 16th, 2010 by steve

“A formal partnership agreement between Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania and Waterford Co. Council, which includes the setting up of a campus in Dungarvan, was welcomed unanimously by members of the local authority last week …” (more)

[Justine Dwyer, Waterford News and Star, 16 November]

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Welcome to Ireland is ‘a bunch of baloney’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 26th, 2010 by steve

“The agents of the State have been accused of making the task of enticing a top US college to set up a multi-million euro campus in County Waterford ‘a miserable process’. Fine Gael TD John Deasy hit out as 26 undergraduate students prepare to travel from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania to Dungarvan for three months’ study. Many are taking courses in areas such as intelligence and forensics with the aim of joining the FBI or the CIA …” (more)

[Jamie O’Keeffe, Munster Express, 26 February]

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Dungarvan site may be transformed into campus for US college

Posted in Teaching on January 20th, 2009 by steve

“A site in Dungarvan, Co Waterford, which had been earmarked for decentralisation may be transformed into the only European campus of a US college. Mercyhurst College of Erie, Pennsylvania, has confirmed it is establishing a presence in Ireland for its students, many of whom are taking courses in areas such as intelligence and forensics with the aim of joining the FBI. The first batch of students from Mercyhurst will arrive in Dungarvan this year …” (more)

[Jennifer Long, Irish Times, 20 January]

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