The University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the Plateau State University (PLASU) from Bokkos, Plateau State Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, 15 January 2014. With globalisation driving rapid change in research and development, universities have to continually increase their collaboration and international footprint to stay relevant.
postgraduate programmes. Part of the agreement is that UJ will enroll PLASU staff for studies that PLASU have deemed crucial for its development.
The University, which set a goal to intensify its international partnerships and activities, is enhancing its African footprint. UJ has already undertaken successful engagement visits to East Africa where it established new partnerships with Makerere University, the University of Dar es Salaam and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. West Africa engagements saw UJ developing new partnerships with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Kumasi Polytechnic; the University of Ghana, Lagon; the University of Education, Winneba; and the University of Cheikh Anta Diop.
This initiative and its academic collaborations with other African universities underscore UJ’s commitment to become the Pan-African epicenter for global intellectual reflection and scholarship.