A new deal by a Lancashire university could see students travelling across the Atlantic for their studies.
The University of Cumbria has signed a memorandum of understanding with and Naveen Jindal School of Management, which is part of the University of Texas in Dallas.
It is the latest in a series of arrangements as UoC already has similar agreements with institutions in Singapore and Switzerland.
But this is the first link established with an American organisation.
Prof Andy Gale, the Lancaster-based university’s director of industrial strategy, said: “I have previous experience of arranging exchange and collaboration programmes between universities in the UK and United States and know there are real benefits for both sides.
“This development is exciting because it will promote interest in teaching and research activities of the respective institutions.
“Not only this but it will deepen the understanding of the economic, cultural and social issues that affect the respective institutions.
“We take our project management students to European universities every year as part of their programme, for cross-cultural awareness and to broaden their understanding of the application of project management in a global context.”
Prof Jim Szot, from Naveen Jindal, said: “These students are all practicing managers studying at master level.
“Our two previous visits to the UK, with Prof Gale, have been a great success.”
The first students could enjoy collaborations this academic term and it’s hoped further tie-ups with other US universities will be developed.