Officials from Botho University in Botswana visit BHSU to discuss collaborations

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, March 10, 2015/Categories: 2015

Representatives from Botho University, one of the largest private universities in Botswana, will visit campus this week to discuss collaborations with Black Hills State University that will enhance educational opportunities and international relations for both institutions.

BHSU and Botho University will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today at 3:30 p.m. in the Joy Alumni Welcome Center. Botho University representatives who will visit campus include Mr. Ravi Srinivasan, Pro Vice-Chancellor &amp Director John Anand Gnanaprakasam, Dean of the Faculty of Computing and Marang Mutuna, Associate Dean for the Office of External Relations.

"We welcome Botho University representatives to our campus," BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr., says. "They are coming quite a distance to discuss collaborations options with us. There are a lot of possibilities and we look forward to working with them. Botho University, which has strong international network, will be an excellent partner for BHSU."

This is the first MOU with a university in Africa and it will offer opportunities to collaborate and expand educational opportunities for students and faculty.

Botho University is a private university in Botswana and is one of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country. It has three campuses in Botswana, located in Gaborone, Francistown and Maun. The University offers four major areas of study, including accounting and finance, business, computing and education and continuing studies. Botswana has a population of just over 2 million and is known for its strong economy, diverse wildlife and culture.

"We strongly believe that in this journey to seek knowledge and learning there is a great deal to share amongst all of us," said Sheela Raja Ram, Vice Chancellor and Managing Director at Botho University.

While visiting BHSU, representatives will meet with BHSU faculty, staff and students. The university is seeking student engagement opportunities and will be meeting with the BHSU&rsquos international students to learn more about their experiences at BHSU. Botho University, which has a significant offering of online courses, is especially interested in seeking collaborations with the strong teacher education and business programs that BHSU offers. There are also opportunities for faculty exchanges and service learning programs.
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