Raytheon is partnering with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell to explore the establishment of undergraduate and master's level degree programs in the sciences, engineering and business fields.
The university said the programs at Kuwait’s Gulf University for Science and Technology would be overseen and taught by UMass Lowell administrators and faculty.
“Kuwait is seeking to expand its economic base through innovation and technology,” UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan said.
“UMass Lowell believes that by providing world-class higher education opportunities in the Middle East, we will advance economic development and intercultural understanding,” Provost Ahmed Abdelal said. “Under this proposal, UMass Lowell would partner with Raytheon and GUST to expand educational opportunities in Kuwait.”
The memorandum of understanding was signed by Meehan and Sanjay Kapoor, vice president of integrated air and missile defense for Raytheon's integrated defense systems business, along with GUST President Shuaib Shuaib.