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LSBU team up with Ryerson University to deliver research and education opportunities

London South Bank University (LSBU) partners with Ryerson University in Canada to deliver borderless research and education opportunities
04 May 2016

Academic leaders from LSBU’s School of Arts and Creative Industries and Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD), based in Toronto, announced the research and innovation partnership to increase funding and collaboration for international scholarly and creative research output at both institutions.

The pilot is designed to stimulate research-based discovery across cultures, industries and markets, and is expected to unlock new funding from government and non-government sources for both institutions. The pilot will be run by student business incubators at both organisations, including Ryerson’s renowned DMZ, Transmedia Zone, Design Fabrication Zone and Fashion Zone and LSBU’s award winning Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation.

Both institutions will present an overview of their research interests and ten projects will be selected to receive seed funding for travel and accommodation.

Janet Jones, Dean, School of Arts and Creative Industries at LSBU, said: “The spirit of hands-on collaboration and innovation runs deep at LSBU. We are delighted to find a similarly strong culture and energy at Ryerson, which is clearly expressed through Ryerson’s entrepreneurial ‘Zones’ and reflected in the ground-breaking research that FCAD and LSBU conduct within the creative industries.

”We are eager to exchange knowledge, creative technologies and new funding opportunities with Ryerson to stimulate new discoveries and connect creative businesses transnationally.”

Charles Falzon, Dean of FCAD, said: “International research opportunities like these provide a welcome occasion for researchers to get outside the box and see the world through different cultural lenses, with fresh partners and perspectives. The opportunity to partner with LSBU on the production of industry-leading research is the latest in our ongoing efforts to produce original research for the future of the cultural industries, and adds to our global network of strategic partners.”