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UM expands ties to Jerusalem university

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, during a weeklong trade mission to Israel, said the University of Maryland, Baltimore is expanding ties with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Hogan said the "agreement will further strengthen the successful partnership between these world-class universities and help to advance research in Maryland, particularly in the study of military medicine."


He said a memorandum of understanding was signed Sunday "to explore opportunities for joint research or training, exchange scholars for seminars and conferences, and increase the exchange of students and faculty for research, teaching, and study over the next five years."

In 2013, University of Maryland, Baltimore President Dr. Jay A. Perman and Hebrew University President Menahem Ben-Sasson signed a memorandum of understanding to begin exchange programs and explore avenues of cooperation. In 2014 and 2015, Hebrew University medical students spent weeks observing care at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the university said.

"Since 2013 we have strengthened the already impressive degree of collaboration in research and education between our two universities," Perman said in a statement. "We are committed to providing even greater opportunities for our students and faculty and to share our expertise in such critically important areas as trauma medicine."

Hogan is in Israel leading a delegation of business and academic leaders along with state officials as part of a weeklong economic development trip.

Meetings focused on cybersecurity, biotech and medical industries.

The Associated Press and The Baltimore Sun contributed to this article.