AU and Claflin U Sign MOU

Africa University and Claflin University are strengthening ties and expanding their collaboration. The two institutions signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 21. The agreement formalizes ongoing cooperation on research and academic program delivery as well as student and faculty exchanges. The signing took place on Africa University’s campus during the formal celebration of its 25th anniversary. 

Citing their historic connection to The United Methodist Church, common values, and a shared vision of nurturing global leaders, Dr. Henry Tisdale, president of Claflin University, and Dr. Munashe Furusa, vice chancellor/CEO of Africa University, described the MOU as a timely and important development.

“This linkage opens up new opportunities for the students and faculty of both of our institutions to gain international exposure, work collaboratively on crucial issues facing our world, and emerge better equipped to serve and compete in a global society,” said Furusa.

Africa University and Claflin University have prioritized excellence in teaching and learning, with a focus on public health, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), innovation, and community service, in their recently-updated strategic plans.

“All of our students come to Claflin University with a commitment to making the world a better place,” said Tisdale. “Why not come experience a great place in the world, Africa University…and make that a part of their network as they go forward to serve the world.”

Founded in 1869, Claflin University is anticipating the celebration of its 150th anniversary in 2019. Claflin University has won accolades for its commitment to academic excellence and is among the top four percent of all colleges and universities in the United States of America.