The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS, has buttressed the need for a stronger transnational partnership among ivory towers.
Areas of interest, according to Prof. Ogundipe should include, joint supervision of projects and researches at postgraduate levels, students’ exchange programmes and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) based researches.
He made this known on Monday, May 23, 2022, during a meeting in his office with a Professor of American History from the University of Sussex, Professor Richard Follet.
While recalling the long-standing relationships which the University of Lagos has with international universities including the University of Sussex, Prof. Ogundipe solicited a more intentional approach to addressing the challenges facing tertiary education in Nigeria and across Africa.
He advocated a stronger collaboration among ivory towers locally and internationally with a view to revamping international academic researches, students’ exchange programmes and bilateral funding for programmes.
In his remarks, Professor Richard Follet of the University of Sussex commended the management of the University of Lagos for being at the forefront of academic excellence in Nigeria and Africa.
While advocating what he called a partnership for change concept, the Professor of American History and Associate Vice President, University of Sussex spoke glowingly about Eggheads from the University of Lagos who have pulled their weight through various programmes at the University of Sussex.
He pledged readiness to revisit all areas of prospective collaborations such as Joint Masters Programme with the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS) as part of ways to deepen partnership between both the University of Lagos and the University of Sussex.