On Wednesday, November 15 H.E. Dr. Mohammed Khayat, Saudi Ambassador to Kenya paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza in his boardroom. The one-hour meeting discussed areas of mutual interest, such as the Saudi government scholarships offers for Kenya from which USIU-Africa could benefit. Also discussed were opportunities for collaborative research in the areas of climate change, agriculture, and the extractive industries as USIU-Africa expands its academic programs in the STEM fields. The university is particularly interested in securing graduate scholarships from major countries represented in Kenya as part of its faculty capacity building efforts. Later on, the ambassador met with Prof. Amos Njuguna (Dean – School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension) and made a brief tour of the campus.