USIU-Africa signs partnership agreement with University of Houston Clear Lake
USIU-Africa team led by Prof. Paul Zeleza looks on as the virtual signing ceremony takes place between UHCL and USIU-Africa
By Taigu Muchiri and Swabra Soud
USIU- Africa and University of Houston–Clear Lake (UHCL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during a virtual signing ceremony meeting which was held on May 8, 2019. The MoU will focus on faculty exchange, establishment of joint institutes focusing on professional development in Africa, and student exchange programs.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Prof. Paul Zeleza reiterated the importance of partnerships to both institutions and it will enhance collaboration and enable the sharing of resources between the two institutions. The President of UHCL, Dr. Ira K. Blake mentioned that this was an exciting time for both universities and is excited to see this partnership to fruition.
Present during the signing ceremony was Prof. Martin Njoroge, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences who is looking forward to link the goals of the college of Human Sciences and Humanities at UHCL and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at USIU-Africa. The Dean, School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts, Prof. Valerie Adema said that the two universities will to develop programs in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to enhance the capacity of students and faculty.
This partnership will enable both institutions enhance collaboration and provide international experience for their respective students. The partnership is also aimed at developing collaborations in programs where there are faculty interests in study abroad program, collaborative teaching, administrative staff exchange, and research activities.