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UMBC inks deal with Tel Aviv University

UMBC signed a memorandum of understanding with Tel Aviv University.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County will develop research and exchange faculty and students with Tel Aviv University in Israel under a new pact announced Wednesday.

The memorandum of understanding will be in place for five years with the potential to be extended, according to state officials. It will also allow for the exchange of academic information and publications.

"UMBC is excited to sign this memorandum of understanding with Tel Aviv University, a top research institution in the world," Antonio Moreira, vice provost for academic affairs at UMBC, said in a statement. "This partnership will advance research and provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to participate in exchanges and important academic collaborations."

UMBC faculty members have previously collaborated with Tel Aviv University for individual projects and exchanges. Yoni Zohar, a professor and chair of the department of marine biotechnology at UMBC, is currently spending time at Tel Aviv University as part of his sabbatical, state officials said.

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