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Development Program master's program collaboration,
and a Global Humanities Project.
Fishburn says internationalization is part of AUI's mission and infused throughout the institution as a process
rather than as a goal. "More than 40 percent of faculty
are international, with another 30 percent of Moroccan
faculty with dual nationality," Fishburn says. "Student
mobility has been a key component of AUI relationships,
with about 60 percent of all AUI undergraduate students
studying abroad and half of those for a semester or more.
While these are important inputs and activities facilitated
in part by the large network of partners around the world,
the real question is how well we are achieving our mission to 'enhance Morocco and engage the world' through
our educational programs. Assessment of our ongoing investment in these internationalization undertakings is the
next major effort embedded in the strategic plan alongside
the mandate to build up inter-African university relationships corresponding to Morocco's expanding economic
and social engagement within the continent."
Relationships elsewhere in the Africa have also been
forged based upon common language, says Patrício Langa,
an African higher education expert who is an associate
professor with the Faculty of Education at the University
of Western Cape, South Africa, and at Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, Mozambique. "With Latin
America, particularly between Brazil and the Portuguesespeaking countries in Africa, there has been a developing
of new partnerships," Langa says. "More intensively under the government of Lula da Silva, the former Brazilian
president, new partnership initiatives were established,
such as the University for International Integration of
the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony (UNILAB) in 2010. The
major goal of UNILAB was to encourage and strengthen
cooperation, partnerships, and cultural, educational, and
scientific exchanges between Brazil and member states
of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries
(CPLP), Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sâo Tomé and Príncipe, and East Timor."

PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED LEGROURI

Regional Mobility Efforts
A number of major regional efforts are aimed at providing
the benefits of globalization to African HEIs.
The European Union (EU) in particular has been a primary driver of internationalization and student exchange on
the continent through programs like the Erasmus Mundus
Plus, Langa notes. The EU's new Intra-Africa Academic
Mobility Scheme, for example, was launched in March
2016 and supports higher education cooperation amongcountries in Africa. Established under the Pan-African

Programme (Development Cooperation Instrument), the
program offers funding opportunities to African higher
education institutions for the organization and implementation of mobility of staff and students (master's and doctorate)
within the continent. It aims to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by
increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level
professional manpower in Africa, Langa says.
Another intra-Africa mobility program, this one established by the African Union, is the Mwalimu Nyerere
program. This program, supported by EU grants and
scholarships, facilitates exchanges between African universities. A related program, the Intra-ACP academic
mobility scheme, builds on the Mwalimu Nyerere program for Africa, granting additional funding, and setting
up a similar scheme for the Caribbean and Pacific regions,
Langa says. This program is funded through the European
Development Fund (EDF).
Another program is the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP), a scholar fellowship program
for educational projects at African HEIs. Offered by IIE
in partnership with the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa), the program is funded by a
grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY),
and is targeted at African-born academics currently living
in the United States and Canada working in higher education. In the first two years of the program since its 2013
founding, the CADFP supported 110 short-term faculty
Ahmed Legrouri,
vice president
of academic
affairs at the
International
University of
Grand-Bassam
in Cote d'Ivoire
with his U.S.
institution partner
representative
Jane Ann
Williams,
associate vice
president of
international
engagement,
University of
Central Arkansas
in Conway.

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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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