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15 August 2019 Posted by 

WSU Vice Chancellor explores African partnerships

 
WESTERN Sydney University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover has met with leading African universities on his inaugural visit to the region.
.The trip will strengthen existing research relationships, establish key Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) and further the work of the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN).
 
The two-week visit will span Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Zimbabwe, Pretoria, Nelspruit, Kampala and Uganda, and incorporate meetings with universities and government to highlight Western’s world-leading work in public health, diabetes and food security, among other opportunities.
 
“This visit will deepen the educational and research partnerships between universities in Africa and Australia. I anticipate an intensification and broadening of interactions between Western Sydney University and key institutions in this region in the next few years,” Professor Glover said from Nairobi.
 
As part of the trip, Professor Glover will also met with Godfrey Mudhune, who is a leading epidemiologist in Laikipia, an Australia Awards Winner and Western Sydney University alumnus; and will attend a formal reception with the High Commissioner, Austrade.


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