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Croatian institute renews cooperative agreement with UGA in ceremony

The Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences in Croatia marked the renewal of its cooperative agreement with UGA in a special ceremony on May 13.

Since 2006, the institute has been the Croatian partner for UGA’s Maymester in Croatia study-abroad program. Saša Boric of the Pilar Institute noted that it is unusual for a Croatian institution to have such a long-term and productive relationship with a U.S. institution. Vlado Šakic, director of the institute, presented UGA faculty and administrators with awards of recognition in the form of institutional medals. In conjunction with this event, Kavita Pandit, UGA’s associate provost for international education, made a public presentation on “Internationalization of Higher Education” at the institute.

James Reap, an associate professor in UGA’s College of Environment and Design and director of the program, was recognized for his commitment to promoting academic cooperation between the two institutions, while Carol Cotton, a lecturer in UGA’s College of Public Health, was recognized for her contribution to the promotion of Croatian science and for the development of interdisciplinary and intergenerational cooperation between U.S. and Croatian faculty and students.