CIHRS and University of Chile Sign Memorandum of Understanding

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Susan Welch, dean of the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, recently finalized a memorandum of understanding with the University of Chile to collaborate through the Center for International Human Resource Studies and the School of Labor and Employment Relations. The memorandum will allow both Penn State and the University of Chile to work jointly on activities related to student experiences, faculty research, outreach and development opportunities.

Center director Elaine Farndale and Maria Beamond visited the University of Chile in April to discuss collaboration opportunities. Both faculty members also presented a workshop to students and faculty at the University of Chile on academic publishing.

The Center for International Human Resource Studies is an initiative of the School of Labor and Employment Relations that encourages international human resource management scholarly research and serves the international human resources practitioner community. Through targeted events and activities, the center's goal is to develop a strong community of academics and practitioners passionate about international human resource management by enabling the sharing of ideas to advance knowledge and practice in the field. 

(Pictured above: Elaine Farndale and Maria Beamond from Penn State's Center for International Human Resource Studies, together with Sebastián Conde, director of the Centre for Organizational Engineering at the University of Chile, after the signing of the memorandum by the rector of the University of Chile.)