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A new agreement between Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Christ Academy Institute for Advanced Studies will make a U.S. education accessible to overseas students.

Under the agreement between Harrisburg University and Christ Academy, bachelor’s graduates from the India-based school can pursue a M.S. in Biotechnology or M.S. in Cybersecurity Operations and Control Management at Harrisburg U. 

“This creates more opportunities so even more of the best and brightest students from India can study here, enriching our campus and community,” says Dr. Eric Darr, President, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.  “The students from Christ Academy are academically prepared for the rigor of graduate studies and we are looking forward to having them join our classrooms.”

Known for creating a welcoming environment for international students, Harrisburg University is home to more than 4,000 international students from more than 102 countries pursing graduate studies. 

“At HU, I’m sure that our students will have an experience of a lifetime. They will personally, professionally, and academically grow in ways they may not even have ever imagined. And even more, they will be exploring a different culture from their own while earning their degree,” says Dr. Fr. Babu Paul, Principal, Christ Academy Institute for Advanced Studies.

Harrisburg University expects to welcome the first students from Christ Academy in Spring 2023. 


Christ Academy, Bangalore, belongs to a network of educational institutions administered by the members of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) who pioneered the cause of social uplift through their service in the fields of education and various other humanitarian activities for more than a century and a half. Christ Academy Institute for Advanced Studies, a great academic fraternity formed as a part of a precious CMI heritage, has a great heart and passion for serving the higher educational needs of its students through its bachelor and graduate degree programs. For more information:


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