Strong cooperation: University intensifies collaboration with African Universities

The University Koblenz-Landau came to a cooperation agreement in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with another African university, the Sub-Sahara University of the United States International University (USIU) of Africa in Nairobi. Therewith, the university intensifies its international exchange with African universities. This signing was especially appreciated by the research team under the direction of the dean of the department 1: Educational Sciences at the University Koblenz Landau, Prof. Dr. Claudia Quaiser-Pohl.

From left to right: Mirko Saunders, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Echterhoff, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Josephine N. Arasa, Vice Chancellor Amb. Prof. Dr. Ruthie Rono, Vice President Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch, Dean Prof. Dr. Claudia Quaiser-Pohl. Photo: Nina Hillmann

From left to right: Mirko Saunders, Prof. Dr. Wilfried Echterhoff, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Josephine N. Arasa, Vice Chancellor Amb. Prof. Dr. Ruthie Rono, Vice President Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch, Dean Prof. Dr. Claudia Quaiser-Pohl. Photo: Nina Hillmann

With the help of an exchange of students and researchers, the University Koblenz-Landau wants to intensify the cooperation between the two universities even more. Furthermore, it is planned to make up a mutual international doctoral program.

During the solemn ceremony, which was moderated by the dean, the agreement was signed by the Vice President for Research, Transfer, Internationalization, and Digitalization of the University Koblenz-Landau, Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch, and the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs of the USIU, Ambassadeur Prof. Dr. Ruthie Rono, who was the Kenyan Ambessador to the Netherlands for several years.

The dean welcomed the guests and appreciated the previous good cooperation between the universities, the kind hospitability of the Kenyan colleagues, and thus the extraordinary and rewarding experiences. The Vice President presented the university, its faculties and courses of studies. As part of the strategy of internationalization of the University Koblenz-Landau, the African connections are of a major significance as it can be seen in the success of the Rwanda-Centre and the office for Africa Cooperation.

In her short speech, Prof. Dr. Ruthie Rono expressed her pleasure of becoming personally and locally acquainted with the University Koblenz-Landau and her three locations. She was especially delighted to finally come across the traditional regions of the Middle Rhine and its historical places which she had only known from her history lessons. Moreover, she is pleased to have met the cooperation partner and is looking forward to the exchange of researchers as well as students of both universities which will be even more intensified through this cooperation. This is the only possibility of creating a good future for our globalized world.

This solemn ceremony was musically framed by the choir of the university, who was accompanied by the conductor of the music faculty of the University Koblenz, Christian Jeub, on the piano.

Originally, the USIU, a renowned private Kenyan university, was founded as an African campus of a Californian University based in San Diego and was subsequently split off from it.


Date of news Jun 18, 2018 10:30
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