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IUGB is an exception as it was established as an
independent institution, offering aU.S.-style curriculum in
English, through a partnership between the government
of Côte d'Ivoire and Georgia State University in Atlanta.
The main partnership interests of the university are in
faculty and staff capacity building, experience sharing,
research activities, and exchange and study abroad opportunities for students, Legrouri says.
One French HEI expanding its African partnerships in
recent years is La Rochelle Business School (Groupe Sup
de Co La Rochelle), a member of the network of the French
Grandes Écoles and a nonprofit organization linked to the
La Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
"We have 20 to 25 partnerships with African institutions, most in Francophone countries, though we are now
expanding to form relationships with Anglophone countries, too," says Joëlle E. Nisolle, director of international
development at La Rochelle Business School.
Nisolle says interest in such partnerships has grown due
to African national capacity-building efforts. "In several
African Francophone countries, the governments around
the year 2000 realized they would not be able to provide
seats in all state universities so they allowed public-private
partnership institutions, private schools controlled by government, to be created. There are more than 100 of these.
For these institutions, having partnerships with foreign
institutions is prestigious and these are mainly the institutions that we partner with. It is, in contrast, much more
difficult to partner with the official public state universities-we have tried but have not yet succeeded."
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Nisolle says newer HEIs in Africa vary tremendously
in academic rigor, professionalism, and approach, and that
care and due diligence is required before embarking on
such partnerships and even after doing so.
"After we have signed a partnership agreement, I visit
the school at least two to three times a year," Nisolle says.
"We need to see that they are presenting our partnership in the right way and are not promising things that
we cannot deliver." Nisolle notes that the academic flow of
students basically only involves African students; French
students do not participate in programs in African institutions for academic credit because the African institutions
are generally not internationally accredited, she says.
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco (AUI),is
an independent, public, not-for-profit, coeducational
Moroccan university that features a globally oriented,
English-language, liberal-arts curriculum based on the
U.S. system. As an autonomous Moroccan public university, it has forged a wide range of partnerships with HEIs,
including many in the United States, says Amy Fishburn,
director of the Office of International Programs at AUI.
A remarkable AUI partnership involves George
Washington University (GWU). A visit in 1999 to AUI
by former GWU President Joel Trachtenberg led to a proposal that GWU and AUI each commit $1,000,000 to a
joint fund, the annual proceeds of which could be used
to fund a wide range of activities. Fruits of the partnership include student and faculty mobility, the shadowing
of three directors of campus services, capacity building
for AUI's strategic planning process, a Human Resource

RUSS TAYLOR

In November 2015, SKA South Africa and the University of Cape Town, through the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy
(IDIA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with fellow research institutions in the Netherlands, and companies IBM and ASTRON, to
collaborate on a groundbreaking research project called Precursor Regional Science Data Centres for the SKA (SKA-RSDC). Here is the signing of
the MoU with the Netherlands and IBM. The person second from left in the background is the Dutch Prime Minister. Signatories in the foreground
are left to right Alexander Brinks from IBM, Mike Garret from Netherlands Foundation for Research, Jasper Horrel from SKA South Africa, and Russ
Taylor, professor at the University of Cape Town.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - September/October 2016

Frontlines
In Brief
Insights
Collaborating with Africa
Rice University Finds a Natural Partner in Brazil
Virginia Commonwealth University Students Live and Learn Engagement
At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
Foreign Student Affairs
In Focus
Going Social
Advice from the Field
Using Social Media to Recruit Chinese Students
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International Educator - September/October 2016 - At Wake Forest University, Intercultural Skills Start with Faculty
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