Texas Tech University in Lubbock has signed a partnership agreement with the National University of Equatorial Guinea in Africa. The nation of Equatorial Guinea is now the third largest producer of oil in Africa and is looking for international partners to develop its petroleum industry, agricultural sector, and tourism. The nation is also directing a significant portion of its oil revenues to developing higher education resources in the country.
Kent Hance, president of Texas Tech, stated, “International partnerships between universities are strengthening higher education around the globe. This is a top priority of the Texas Tech University System. This collaboration will expand the worldwide influence of Texas Tech and benefit our students, faculty, and research enterprise.”