ATU and NUIST have sealed a memorandum of understanding for academic cooperation.
The memorandum was signed between the Acting Vice-Chancellor of ATU, Prof. Amevi Acakpovi, and the President of NUIST, Professor Li Beiqun, accompanied by ATU’s Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Prof. Felix Kutsanedzie, on Monday, October 30, 2023, in China.
To support the process of internationalisation between both universities, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) calls for cooperation in the planning, development, and establishment of transnational education opportunities for teachers and students at ATU and NUIST.
The agreement also focuses on reciprocal student exchange, faculty and researcher exchanges, collaborative research projects, academic publication and information exchanges, and other academic activities like co-supervision of postgraduate studies. In addition, both institutions would explore the possibility of working together to jointly develop activities based on their respective academic and educational needs.
The MoU further gives ATU and NUIST faculty members access to visiting scholars, additional education, and teacher training programs. ATU students can apply for scholarships in China and enroll in a variety of degree programmes at NUIST. However, the specifics of any staff and student exchanges made possible by the MoU will be laid out in separate, mutually signed formal agreements between both parties.
Additionally, the parties agree to consider the availability of resources pertaining to academic collaboration, staff and student exchanges, and the provisions of the relevant government legislation that apply to each of the institutions.
Commencement of the MoU will run from the date of its signing by both parties and shall remain in focus for three years, after which it shall automatically expire. However, amendments to the MoU would require written approval from both parties for modification.
ATU and NUIST are committed to working together in good faith to see the fruition of the agreed terms. The inking of this deed is a feather in the cap of ATU in the attainment of its strategic goal of Internationalisation and Visibility.