Yale, University College London extend doctoral student exchange agreement

Yale and the University College London (UCL) celebrated the extension of an exchange agreement between the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and UCL’s Doctoral School at an event on May 2 in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Yale President Peter Salovey, Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley, and UCL Doctoral School Pro-Vice-Provost David Bogle were in attendance and offered remarks, as did several graduate students from Yale and UCL, who spoke about their experiences in the exchange program.

The exchange agreement is an element of the Yale-UCL Collaborative. Launched in October 2009, the collaborative seeks to increase the scope and quality of creativity, secure joint funding for shared initiatives between Yale and UCL, foster the most efficient use of resources, and enrich both communities. The collaborative began with a focus on cardiovascular medicine, but has expanded to include students and faculty from a wide range of disciplines. Through the exchange program, Yale Ph.D. students can undertake a period of research at UCL as part of their doctorate under the supervision of a UCL advisor, and doctoral students from UCL may do the same at Yale.