Friday, March 20, 2015
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Africa is opening up for University of Mississippi students to study, experience and learn firsthand about international issues.
The initiative was announced Thursday.
Provost Morris Stocks says in a news release that five African schools are partnering with Ole Miss for student and faculty exchanges, research partnerships and educational collaborations.
He says the collaborations include training students and faculty from these institutions at Ole Miss and study abroad opportunities for Ole Miss students.
The initial African partners are Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia; the University of Benin and Federal University of Technology-Minna, both in Nigeria; the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering in Burkina Faso; and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa.
Ole Miss has plans for similar initiatives in Asia, Latin America, Europe and elsewhere.