Luxembourg centre boosts Miami University ranking
Miami University, which has a centre in Luxembourg, has been ranked the third best US public doctoral university for participation in study abroad programmes.
The ranking was awarded in the Open Doors 2013 report by the Institute of International Education based on figures from the 2011-2012 academic year.
About 38 percent of undergraduate students from the Ohio-based university study abroad, with the majority studying at the Miami University John Dolibois centre (MUDEC), based in Differdange. The centre opened in Luxembourg 45 years ago to offer complete immersion abroad for one-semester and one-year programmes in Luxembourg.
Since its launch, around 10,000 Miami students have been taught there.
“It takes a whole university and exceptional commitment at every level—students, staff, faculty, institutional leaders—to send so many students abroad. It is all the more rewarding to know that in this excellent result, our Luxembourg Center has played a significant role,” MUDEC dean Thierry Leterre told wort.lu/en.
Mr Leterre said that MUDEC places an emphasis on offering new programmes and partnerships and out of class opportunities to benefit its students.
For example, last year the centre offered a short undergraduate research programme within the Humanities centre.
“That is a completely new way of framing 'studies abroad': not only study in a different country, but using a new context to build a creative intellectual experience,” Mr Leterre said.