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Southern partners with Turkish university

3 years 8 months 5 days ago September 19, 2013 Sep 19, 2013 Thursday, September 19 2013 September 19, 2013 6:57 AM in News

BATON ROUGE - Southern University has entered into a three-year faculty and student exchange program with a university in Turkey.

Chancellor James Llorens hosted his counterpart at Siirt (seat) University, Murat Erman, in his office Wednesday as the two signed the agreement to share faculty and students.

Turkish students involved in the program will study English in the city of Siirt for four months before traveling to Baton Rouge for another four months of English training.

Southern has been making a push in recent years to foster relationships with overseas universities, in part to boost enrollment that has been mostly in decline over the last eight years.

The university welcomed nearly 40 Brazilian engineering students onto campus this fall.

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