Washington State University Partners With Six Universities in Nigeria

Washington State University is expanding its relationships with universities halfway around the world in central and western Africa as part of ongoing efforts to further scholarly exchange and leverage expertise to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

The university recently signed memorandums of understanding with six African universities, committing the institutions to three principal goals:

  • Broaden education access
  • Enhance food security
  • Promote health equity by addressing health detriments and vulnerability to disease

The list of universities that Washington State University recently signed memorandums of understand with includes:

  • University of Abuja in Nigeria
  • Bells University of Technology in Nigeria
  • Caleb University in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Crawford University in Nigeria
  • Federal University in Nigeria
  • Obafemi Awolowo University in Ife, Nigeria

Increased visibility is already leading to shifts in international student demographics at WSU. This fall, Nigeria was the source of the second most international first-year students.

“We’re excited to be forging new partnerships with universities that share our commitment to academic excellence, problem-solving, and professional development,” said Kirk Schulz, president of Washington State University. “The university has tremendous opportunities to leverage these bonds in ways that benefit not only our academic and research capacities but also our ability to help improve lives and communities globally.”

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