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University of Bradford in high-level visit to Ghana and Nigeria

Published: Sat 14 Apr 2018

The University of Bradford is undertaking a high-level visit to develop strategic links with Ghana and Nigeria.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Cantor, is leading a delegation of academics and professional staff between April 15-21 to Accra, Abuja and Lagos, where he will seek to bring together the expertise of other Vice-Chancellors in the region who share interests in internationalising their universities.

The delegation will also meet with government officials, alumni of the University of Bradford and potential students, as the University seeks to boost student recruitment from the region.

During the visit, Professor Cantor will deliver keynote lectures on ‘the impact of universities on economies’. The visit will also seek to:

  • Develop high-level government relations in Ghana and Nigeria
  • Build relationships with key contacts, including the National Universities Commission, the British High Commission and British Council
  • Develop Bradford’s strategy for Africa, increasing student recruitment from the region
  • Explore the potential for university partnerships and research and knowledge transfer partnerships
  • Launch the Ghana and Nigeria Scholarship.

Ghana and Nigeria are the leading providers of international students from sub-Saharan Africa to Bradford and the University is keen to develop this relationship further. In furthering this ambition, the University will be holding open days in each city, providing advice on issues such as visa applications and offering on-the-spot admissions where appropriate.

Professor Uduak Archibong, Professor of Diversity and Strategic Advisor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Bradford, said: “Bradford is proud of its long-standing engagement with Africa, exemplified in our student body, partnerships and collaborations. Our formal relations with Africa started with the establishment of the School of Peace Studies and led to mediation and peace-building efforts across Africa  .”

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