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Nova Southeastern University’s College of Computing and Engineering Strengthens Key Alliances with Latin America Universities

NSU Signs Collaboration Agreements with Prestigious Universities


From left to right: Anthony J. DeNapoli, Ed.D., NSU’s Associate Dean of International Affairs and Yong X. Tao, Ph.D. and P.E., dean of NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing.

Fort Lauderdale/Davie, Fla. – As part of its ongoing effort to foster global education, research and international cooperation, Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Computing and Engineering (CCE) have signed several memorandums of understanding with Latin America universities attending the 15th annual Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology, that took place in Boca Raton, FL last week.

The universities are: Universidad Nacional Del Este (Ciudad del Este, Paraguay); Universidad de Pamplona (Pamplona, Colombia); Universitaria Agustiniana – AUNIAGUSTINIANA (Bogota, Colombia); and Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria (Managua, Nicaragua).

“These agreements come at a time when the CCE is really looking at innovative ways to grow our international student recruitment efforts and to strengthen our footprint abroad,” said Yong X. Tao, Ph.D. and P.E., Dean of NSU’s College of Computing and Engineering. “The signing of these agreements marks the first step towards initiatives that will facilitate opportunities for not only our students, but also faculty members to conduct scholarly activities, such as seminars and workshops, and to conduct research in areas of mutual interest with our colleagues from Latin America.”

Dr. Anthony J. DeNapoli, NSU’s Associate Dean of International Affairs, added “NSU is committed to research that improves our communities and is looking forward to further developing collaboration with universities abroad.” He also emphasized that “collaboration across borders will broaden our spectrum of research topics and enrich the experience for faculty members as well as students of both NSU and partner universities around the globe.”

The universities selected are all highly competitive, research-oriented institutions.

Key representatives for these universities visited NSU’s Fort Lauderdale last week, meeting with Dr. Tao and Dr. DeNapoli to sign the agreements.


About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information about NSU and for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.

About NSU’s College of Computing and Engineering (CCE): Providing educational programs of distinction, CCE prepares students for leadership roles in the engineering, computer and information sciences field. With internationally recognized faculty, innovative curricula, and flexible online and campus-based formats for its four Bachelor of Science, four Master of Science, and three Ph.D. programs – CCE’s graduates are sought after around the world. Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, their information assurance curriculum is recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. For more information, please visit

About Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI): LACCEI is a non-profit organization of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) institutions that offer academic programs in Engineering and Technology as well as institutions (i.e. universities, colleges, schools and businesses) from other parts of the  world that have demonstrated interest and activities with LAC institutions.

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