KIU, Western Campus – Kampala International University and East African University (EAU) from Somalia have moved closer to sealing a collaboration after a delegation from EAU visited KIU Western Campus on 26 November.
The delegation from EAU was led by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs (The equivalent of Vice-Chancellor in Uganda) Dr. Abdisalam Issa-Salwe and the person in charge of research Hassan Hussein.
They were received by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) KIU Western Campus Prof. Lydia Emuron, the Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics and Research (ADVC-A&R) Dr Mustapha Mundu and the Director of Academic Affairs (DAA) Emmanuel Innocent Emiru.
The DVC welcomed them and explained to them what KIU Western Campus has in terms of academic programmes, infrastructure and student and staff capacity.
“Some of their interests are collaboration, student and staff exchange especially in medicine, engineering and post-graduate studies,” said Prof. Emuron.
KIU Western Campus has over the past few years established itself as the hub of science in Uganda, catapulting KIU to the position of second-best private university in Uganda according to the recently released uniRank university rankings, and the best private university.
According to Wikipedia, East African University is a non-for-profit institution university in the autonomous Puntland state in northeastern Somalia, as well as in neighbouring Somaliland.
The university offers courses in seven core departments including: Medicine, engineering, veterinary, Business Admin, Sharia studies, It also operates distance learning center.