By Moses Nosike
TOWSON University, TU, Maryland, U.S, is partnering with Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife for exchange of knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM.
The partnership was sealed when representatives from TU including Professors David Vanko, Sidd Kaza, Claire Muhoro and Yeong-Tae Song came to OAU to sign the Memorandom of Understanding, MoU. According to TU’s Dean of Fisher’s College of Science and Mathematics, Dr. David Vanko, the MoU includes student and faculty exchanges, joint research especially in cyber security and grant proposal writing.
The partnership promises promotion of academic exchanges that include information, materials and publications related to research, education and training to benefit both universities.
In a similar vein, the OAU team led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ogunbodede in company of Professors A.S. Bamire (DVC, Academic), G. A. Aderounmu (ACE Co-Centre Leader) and Dr. Temitope Aladesanmi (ACE Communications Manager) were hosted by the TU President, Dr. Kim Schatzel in February at Towson, Maryland, USA.