Florida A&M University, the historically Black educational institution in Tallahassee, has entered into a partnership agreement with the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria. The university is the top ranked technological university in Nigeria. Established in 1981, it now is composed of six schools offering degree programs in 30 academic disciplines.
Under the agreement, the two universities will exchange faculty and will cooperate on research and teaching projects. Florida A&M will host graduate students from Nigeria in master’s and doctoral degree programs and students at the Nigerian university will have access to research equipment at Florida A&M which is not available in Nigeria.
Acting FAMU president Larry Robinson stated, “This partnership provides our faculty opportunities to expand their research and educational activities and prepares our students to more effectively compete in the global marketplace.”