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McRobbie Becomes First Indiana University President to Visit Ghana, Concluding Historic Trip to Africa
Date:9/7/2013

Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) September 07, 2013

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie this week became the first IU president to visit Ghana, meeting with senior officials at the nation's oldest university, the University of Ghana, to explore ways to expand one of IU's most productive and successful international partnerships.

During a two-day stop in Accra, Ghana's capital city, McRobbie also officially inaugurated IU's alumni chapter in Ghana and met with several current University of Ghana faculty members who were the beneficiaries of IU scholarships to study at IU's Bloomington campus.

More than 100 IU students studied abroad in Ghana last year. More than 20 students from Ghana are enrolled at IU this fall.

"Indiana University has had a long and productive partnership with the University of Ghana, dating back two decades and resulting in opportunities for numerous IU students to study abroad in one of Africa's most dynamic nations," McRobbie said. "Through this partnership, IU has also been able to welcome a large number of outstanding students from Ghana, who have brought a unique cultural perspective to our campuses. I look forward to building on the strong foundation we have built to create new opportunities for student exchanges and increased research collaborations among our respective faculty."

The visit to the University of Ghana concluded a two-week presidential trip to Africa, the first visit to the continent by an IU president in more than two decades.

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