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The University of Wyoming has signed a cooperative agreement with Hochschule Pforzheim University (Pforzheim, Germany) focused on engineering research, education and technology transfer.
The cooperative agreement was developed by UW and Pforzheim to "promote international friendship and world peace by stimulating and supporting intercultural activities and projects among students, faculty, and staff from the United States of America and Germany." The agreement calls for exchange of an equal number of full-time exchange students from each university beginning this fall semester.
Hochschule Pforzheim University dates back to 1877 when the School of Design was founded. The School of Business, established in 1963, merged with the School of Design and the newly created School of Engineering in 1992 to form Hochschule Pforzheim University.
Today the University has more than 4,500 students and 145 professors, and is the third largest university of applied sciences in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg -- and one of the largest in Germany. Pforzheim offers a large number of bachelor's and master's degree programs, all of which emphasize interdisciplinary thinking and cooperation among faculty, economists, lawyers, engineers, designers and experts from various sectors.