A new partnership agreement between the Université de Montréal and Hebrew University of Jerusalem faculties of law was signed today. The agreement was reached as part of the Israel and West Bank Economic Mission led by Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay, in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and Montréal International.
Both recognized as leaders in the field of international law, the Université de Montréal and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem law faculties will increase their number of collaborations and promote exchanges between their researchers and students. A symposium for researchers from both faculties will be organized in Jerusalem for the fall of 2013.
Université de Montréal law faculty dean Guy Lefebvre believes this agreement is a milestone in the faculty's international development. “The links our researchers create internationally not only have a positive outcome on developing knowledge but on training students as well. By strengthening our ties to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – one of the world's leading university's in the field of international law – we can provide a unique outlook on current international law issues,” he said.
“This agreement reaffirms Université de Montréal's place among today's best universities,” said UdeM vice-rector of international relations, the Francophonie and institutional partnerships Hélène David. “Our researchers and students have privileged access the world over thanks to partnerships we've developed with the top universities on all continents.”