Alberta colleges strike an alliance

Lethbridge College and Olds College have signed an agreement to work co-operatively on applied research.

The memorandum of understanding will sometimes see the two colleges conduct joint projects but will also have them “refer companies to each other based on the best fit with infrastructure and research expertise, and share relevant data and data networks.”

Both schools are adopting the latest ag tech and both do research for private sector companies on a fee-for-service basis.

“Our impact is significantly enhanced through collaboration and information sharing,” said Olds College president Stuart Cullum.

The MOU initially covers a three-year period and will be governed by a joint committee of representatives from both institutions.

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