Georgia Southern University to open a learning center in Ireland

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SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV)- Georgia Southern University said they’re expanding their horizons by improving their educational reach. School leaders announced plans to create a partnership with a town in Ireland.

That partnership is being made with the town of Wexford, Ireland, where University officials said they will establish a learning facility for Georgia Southern students. 

Howard Keeley, the director for the university’s Center for Irish Research and  Teaching said the facility will offer programs such as construction management and health sciences. He also said this partnership is important because it will allow students to compete in a global marketplace.

“We’re already producing great students, but our students will be able to go into the workforce now being able to say not only have I had experience on site in Savannah or our region, but also I’ve seen how this kind of thing whether it’s logistics or healthcare, is done in Europe,” Keeley explained. 

Keeley also added that students will be able to experience this partnership beginning this summer. 

The university also announced they will be moving the Center for Irish Research and Teaching from Statesboro to Savannah, to the Armstrong campus. 

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