A delegation from Ahmadu Bello University visited the University of Debrecen and negotiated on the expansion of relations between the two institutions.
The seven-member delegation, led by chancellor Ibrahim Garba,
was received by Elek Bartha
, vice rector for education.
Ahmadu Bello University is the largest higher education institution in Nigeria, and the second in rank among African universities. The guests were primarily interested in establishing bilateral links in the educational areas of natural sciences, engineering, economics, information technology, as well as medical and health sciences. According to their plans, dual diplomas, joint doctoral programmes, as well as student and faculty mobility are all possible in the future.
“This form of education is not unknown to us, as we already have successful joint programmes with other institutes of higher education. The University of Debrecen is open to establishing bilateral relations, and even though we do not currently have official higher education cooperation with any Nigerian university, we already have 667 students at the University of Debrecen from this distant African country,” said Elek Bartha, vice rector for education, after the meeting.
They all study in tuition-based programmes, most of them at the Faculty of General Medicine, but the programmes offered at the Faculties of Science and Technology, Engineering, Informatics and Public Health are also popular.
, director of the Coordinating Centre for International Education provided information on the academic offering of the University of Debrecen, while Orsolya Jánosy, head of the International Office on the possibilities of cooperation in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.