The Office of International Programmes hosts team from the University of Free State, South Africa

The Office of International Programmes hosted Professor Cornelius Hagenmeier, Professor Heidi Hudson, Professor Corli Witthuhn and Professor Stephanie Cawood from the University of Free State, South Africa on Tuesday, 10 September, 2019. They were received by the Director, Office of International Programmes (OIP); Professor Edith Ajaiyeoba, Mrs Patricia Afolabi (OIP) and Mrs. Temitope Olajide.

The purpose of the visit was to seek possible ways of exploring their proposed collaboration with the University of Ibadan. Myriad of questions was asked by the delegate which includes; when the OIP was established among others. The Director responded adequately by supplying answers to each of the questions asked. She also mentioned that the percentage of undergraduate and postgraduate students in UI where 60% goes for postgraduate students and 40% under graduate students. In her words, the, the Director said when they visit the PG College, they will be further enlightened on how the school was able to maintain the ratio. They asked about the number of International students in University of Ibadan and the Director replied that they are 400 in number and majority of them are post graduate students. They asked about the source by which UI gets their funding. The Director mentioned AU, DAAD, Carnegie fellowship and from African Senior Fulbright Research Fellowship program. Questions about how students get incentives and funds for their research work were also asked. The Director responded that they majorly thrive to publish in high ranking journals and also get grants. In conclusion, the team announced that they look forward to meeting with centres, institutes and departments in UI to discuss possible ways of collaboration. The Director in turn wished them a prolific stay at the University of Ibadan

The visit also witnessed a lecture by Professor Heidi Hudson – the Dean of Humanities, University of the Free State on “Mainstreaming of Gender into Peace building Research Methods” on Thursday, 12 September, 2019.

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