Paul Marshall, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Careers and Enterprise) at UEL, said, "We are pleased to support UCFB with the launch of their Miami campus. This exciting expansion will not only increase awareness of the UCFB and UEL brands in the USA but also create many opportunities which will benefit students and staff from both institutions.
"As a careers-led university, we look forward to aligning the expertise and unique industry links across both institutions to enable students to find exciting jobs in sport."
Sharona Friedman, President of UCFB's Global Institute of Sport, said, "We're very proud to launch North America's first stadium-based university campus this week in Miami. This is a landmark moment in our global expansion, and we look forward to providing life-changing opportunities here for UCFB, GIS and UEL students in years to come."
Staff from UEL and UCFB will work together to develop virtual and physical mobility activities, giving students from both institutions the opportunity to work on joint projects. With a wide range of employer links, there is also scope for UCFB to connect UEL students with traineeship or internship opportunities through their Miami campus.
The new campus will also allow both UEL and UCFB students to travel to Miami to participate in UCFB's annual Global Sports Summit, providing opportunities to participate in workshops, meet sports professionals, get behind the scenes of the sports industry and attend cultural and sporting events.