Harrisburg University: Offering Top-Notch Education to Nurture Inspired Learners Have a Positive Impact in the World

Eric D. Darr,Ph.D., President

Eric D. Darr

Ph.D., President

Higher education in the U.S. is widely considered the best, and the combination of top-notch higher education with world-class infrastructure and a plethora of job opportunities are the primary reasons that make the U.S. an attractive higher education destination among aspiring international students. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a prime example of excellent higher education in the U.S., and the University offers hands-on education, affordability, a state-of-the-art campus, international access to programs, and a commitment to research and economic development.

All of this makes Harrisburg University a unique entity in the crowded international higher education strata. This, coupled with the relationships Harrisburg University has established with educational groups and institutions in India and the U.S., along with their team of international student counsellors and faculty, gives the University the unique ability to understand the needs of Indian students. This expertise is clearly visible in the fact that 90 percent of their international student population is from India.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders
At Harrisburg University, students don't simply learn in the classroom. They work in labs that mimic the workplace, and they enroll in a variety of degree programs delivered in Harrisburg and online, making their education accessible from anywhere across the globe. "Students at Harrisburg University learn from professors who are the foremost experts in their fields, many of which have led impressive careers in the fields they teach.

They deliver a hands-on education that prepares HU students for life after college. They are the reason HU has been ranked as the number one STEM university in the U.S. for two consecutive years by Corporate LiveWire. At Harrisburg University, we pride ourselves on hands-on, real-world learning via internships and research. Our students conduct meaningful research that literally is shaping our world.

From using drones and thermal imagery to cleanup polluted waterways to using hydrogels to develop 3D printed skin grafts that make treatments more affordable and
accessible to severe burn patients, our students team with professors to conduct meaningful research that helps them to achieve ceiling shattering developments. Also, Harrisburg University offers market-facing degree programs that lead our students to family-sustaining careers," avers, Eric D. Darr, Ph.D., President, Harrisburg University.

The University has a diversified course portfolio that includes graduate degree programs inProject Management, Biotechnology, Computer Information Sciences, Learning Technologies and Media Systems, Analytics, Healthcare Informatics, Human Centered Interaction Design, and Information Systems Engineering and Management as well as undergraduate programs in Applied Mathematics, Biotechnology, Interactive Media, Computer and Information Sciences, Esports Management, Production, and Performance, Analytics, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Integrative Sciences, Management and eBusiness, and Geospatial Technology. Harrisburg University strives to make a private Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math college education accessible to historically underserved communities. Via partnerships with private industry, governmental agencies, and more, students accepted to Harrisburg University are eligible to scholarships ranging between $6,000-$20,000.

Harrisburg University offers market-facing degree programs that lead our students to family-sustaining careers

Industry-Oriented Practical Education
Whether it's at their main campus in Harrisburg or via online education, Harrisburg University opens the door to the programs that lead students to in-demand careers. "Every student of ours must complete at least one paid internship in their field before they graduate from Harrisburg University, giving them field experience employers search for in new hires. Harrisburg University has developed relationships with hundreds of employers that offer students real-life work experience which makes all the difference.

Often, these same companies hire our interns who quickly become vital members of their team. These relationships help 94 percent of our students land jobs in their fields or get accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation. Harrisburg University has cemented educational agreements with the Ryan International Group, India's largest private K-12 private educational organization. We also have collaborative agreements in place with colleges and universities such as Ruia College, Mumbai University, and more. These partnerships help grow the Harrisburg University community and spread recognition for our University," adds, Dr. Darr.

The student body of Harrisburg University is made up of students from 110 different countries, and when you enroll in the University, you will find professors who know your name, and you will work hard and get a great education that will open many doors to a successful future. Also, for aspiring international students, the University promises affordable education, hands-on experience, expert faculty, unmatched campus facilities and technology, and a highly welcoming accessible community of learners.

Eric D. Darr, Ph.D., President, Harrisburg University
Eric has been a cornerstone behind the recent development of Harrisburg University. Under Dr.Darr's leadership, the University expanded to include a Philadelphia location, welcomed the largest class of new students in its history, launched new graduate and undergraduate degree programs, secured grants and scholarship support, opened new housing for its students and began construction on a third housing project for students.