Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, has entered into a new agreement with the University of Versailles in France that will include faculty and student exchange programs. The French university was founded in 1991 and focuses primarily on the sciences. It enrolls about 19,000 students.
Noureddine Melikechi, vice president for research, innovation and economic development at Delaware State University, stated the University of Versailles is devoted to new knowledge development. “We at DSU, are working toward a similar goal,” Dr. Melikechi said. “This partnership will offer DSU faculty, students, and staff a new perspective filled with excellent opportunities while our counterparts will have, in DSU, a new solid academic partner in the USA.”