Newman U.S. and Newman UK create international partnership


Newman University of Wichita, Kan., U.S.A. entered into a partnership with Newman University, Birmingham, UK in February 2012 that will offer students more opportunities for study abroad.

While the partnership is initially a student-exchange program, university officials on both sides of the Atlantic hope it will develop to include faculty and staff exchanges, combined research opportunities, and perhaps other initiatives. The idea to form an agreement grew from a 2010 visit to Birmingham by Newman officials for the beatification of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman.

Students walk to class on the Newman University, Birmingham campus.

Newman University in Birmingham was founded in 1968, and has one of the highest graduate employment rates of any higher education institution in the UK. Like Newman in America, it began as a teachers college, and is named for Blessed John Henry Newman.

Two American Newman students are now studying in Birmingham. Look for more information about their experience abroad and Newman University UK in an upcoming edition of Challenge.