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Indiana University Strengthens Partnerships for Exchanges in South Africa
Date:9/4/2013

Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa (PRWEB) September 04, 2013

During a week in two of South Africa's largest and most dynamic cities, an Indiana University delegation led by President Michael A. McRobbie signed a new partnership agreement with the country's top-ranked business school and agreed to further explore a number of other areas for collaboration and cooperation that could form the basis of partnerships with some of South Africa's premier teaching and research institutions.

McRobbie also presided over the formal launch of IU's first alumni chapter in South Africa, where IU has had a long and illustrious history of engagement toward helping the country become an emerging economic power in the face of major historical, political and socio-economic challenges.

"I could not be more pleased with the results achieved during our first full week in Africa," McRobbie said. "South Africa is easily one of Africa's most diverse and dynamic countries, one that is actively confronting the tension between its difficult political past and a future filled with great opportunity for growth and development, especially in the area of higher education, and where IU's academic strengths are particularly well aligned with the country's most pressing needs."

"The relationships we have formed this past week will ensure that Indiana University continues its longstanding tradition of institution-building and educational development in this important economic region of the world," McRobbie added. "In turn, there clearly is much that our students and faculty can learn from this nation's r
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