Armstrong Establishes Partnership with Swedish University

(July 10, 2012) Armstrong has forged a new partnership with Linnaeus University and the city of Växjö, Sweden, the greenest city in Europe. The partnership builds on ties the City of Savannah established with Växjö in 2009.

This past June, President Linda Bleicken and James Anderson, assistant to the vice president for international studies, traveled to Växjö to seal the relationship in person and experience for themselves the potential opportunities that will await Armstrong faculty and students who participate in the future program with Linnaeus University. Bleicken and Lena Frizen, pro vice chancellor of Linnaeus, signed an official document that binds the two universities and encourages a reciprocal exchange of cultural, academic and scientific projects and publications between the two institutions and their scholars.

In addition to the agreement made with Linnaeus, Bleicken and Anderson also met with officials from Växjö to learn more about the city's sustainability initiatives. The aim is for Armstrong to learn from Växjö's cutting-edge green efforts and ultimately apply some of those initiatives on campus.

The intended result will be a collaboration of the talent shared by the two universities as well as an exchange of ideas and practices that can be shared by the communities of Savannah and Växjö.

The Savannah Morning News covered Armstrong's new relationships with Linneaus University and Växjö. The full story can be found on their web site.