Three new agreements signed by Atlantic Technological University this week will see students travelling from Canada to the west and northwest to complete their studies.

ATU President Dr Orla Flynn has signed three Memoranda of Understanding with Douglas College, Selkirk College and Vancouver Community College, all based in western Canada.

The agreements provide for degree completion opportunities for Canadian students, curriculum sharing and programme development in several disciplines, and faculty and student mobilities.

The signings, which took place in Vancouver and Whistler, built on previous work undertaken by ATU at the British Columbia College International Education (BCCIE) Conference in 2019.

Dr Flynn delivered the keynote address at this year's conference and also hosted the inaugural ATU Alumni gathering for alumni from all three colleges - Donegal, Sligo and Galway-Mayo.

Over 200 alumni are working in Vancouver across engineering, science, business and hospitality industries.

The university plans to further develop a global network of alumni connecting graduates all over the world.

Dr Flynn said that she was "delighted to support colleagues across ATU who have been building relationships in British Columbia in Canada since before the pandemic.

"I look forward to welcoming our new partners to the west and northwest of Ireland and growing these partnerships in the years ahead.

"It was a particular pleasure to meet ATU alumni from Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal at our inaugural alumni event, and great to see them all thriving in the greater Vancouver area," she said.