George Mason University, which has been at the forefront of establishing a track in higher education for intelligent automation, recently announced a partnership with a Romanian institution to advance education and research on the subject internationally. The agreement, between GMU’s Schar School of Policy and Government and Babeș-Bolyai University located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, hopes to foster global cooperation on a “human-centric” approach to automation.
“This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our shared commitment to excellence, innovation, diversity, and academic leadership in the digital future,” said Professor David K. Rehr, founder of the Intelligent Automation Initiative at the Schar School. “The partnership is founded on mutual respect and a shared vision for the future of higher education. By leveraging each institution’s strengths and expertise, we aim to create a platform to promote interdisciplinary research, offer unparalleled educational opportunities for our students and professors, and drive innovation through technology.”
Under the agreement, the institutions will collaborate on research, establish a formal knowledge sharing relationship between faculty and researchers, and support automation startups and entrepreneurship in their regions.