Texas Tech Electrical Engineering Launches German Partnership
May 12, 2008
Texas Tech University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is partnering
with Technical University of Munich, Germany to offer a student exchange master’s
The joint venture is spearheaded by Kwong Chao, professor of electrical engineering
at Texas Tech. Students selected to join the program will have academic assistantships
to tackle real-time issues related to their discipline in research laboratories in
Texas and in Europe.
Chao believes this partnership launches Texas Tech as an important research partner
with an outstanding European institution.
"The students are the real winners in this program, contributing to research teams
that are addressing complex questions in their discipline," Chao said.
Texas Tech’s graduate school also supports the international project. "We encourage
faculty initiatives for global partnerships with outstanding institutions," said Ralph
Ferguson, associate academic dean of Texas Tech’s Graduate School. "These opportunities
are beneficial for the institutions and students."
Private-sector partner Texas Instruments Inc. is underwriting the German program.
CONTACT: Ralph Ferguson, associate academic dean, Graduate School, Texas Tech University,
(806) 742-2781 ext. 224, or email@example.com.