Monday, July 6th, 2015, the Mediterranean Institute of Technology (MedTech) celebrates the signature of a comprehensive partnership agreement with one of America’s best ranked universities, the University of Michigan. This partnership agreement includes the exchange of faculty and students, as well as a joint 3+2 program where qualified MedTech students who have completed 3 years at MedTech and who meet the admission requirements of University Michigan, can complete the last two years of their engineering education in the USA. At the end of the five years, students earn the Engineering Diploma from MedTech and a Master degree from the University of Michigan. This agreement is the first one between the University of Michigan and a partner University in Africa or the Arab world.
Thanks to this partnership, MedTech students enjoy an 80% reduction in out of state tuition fees. The agreement also includes simplified procedures for outstanding MedTech graduates to join the Master program at the University of Michigan after completing their studies in Tunisia.
The Dearborn Campus of the University of Michigan was founded in 1959, with a grant of land and money from Ford Motor Company. The University of Michigan, established in 1817, has three campuses and is one of the distinguished US Universities and a global leader in higher education, with over 51,000 students, 5,600 faculty, and 95 graduate programs in the US News top ten. In undergraduate education, the University of Michigan is ranked 5th in Electrical Engineering and 7th in Computer Engineering by the 2014 US News and World Report survey. The University is also known for having the best university library system in the country and for its first-class computer access services. Almost half of the student body graduated in the top five percent of their high school class, and two thirds graduated in the top ten percent.