September 19, 2019
Carleton University and the Institute of Higher Education in Diplomatic and Consular Training (INESDYC) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic signed a memorandum of understanding to enrich the level of international engagement and capabilities of both institutions.
The MOU seeks to establish academic agreements in addition to promoting the transfer of knowledge and experiences in an exchange framework that will include both teaching staff and students.
In the signing ceremony participated the President and Vice Chancellor of Carleton University, Benoit-Antoine Bacon, and on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Miguel Vargas, the Dean of INESDYC, Ambassador Manuel Morales Lama, and the Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Canadá, Pedro Vergés Ciman. Also present were the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Yiagadeesen (Teddy) Samy, and other representatives of the Canadian university, as well as the Advisor, Head of the Virtual Education program of INESDYC, Rafael Marté and the staff of the Dominican embassy, among others.
Around 40 thousand students are enrolled at Carleton University, which in the subject of international studies and politics is among the best in Canada. The prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked this university between 101-150 from a group of more than 20 thousand universities in the field.
With this agreement, the Dominican Republic and Canada will further strengthen their ties in foreign policy and it will become one more tool at the disposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to continue its mission of training, updating and specializing the Dominican foreign service.