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Unilag to host International Week to discuss future of universities

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The University of Lagos, UNILAG, will be hosting its second International Week, where experts will discuss the future of universities.

Shubham Chaudhuri, Nigeria Country Director for World Bank, and Ms Yvonne Ike, the Managing Director (Sub Saharan Africa) Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch will lead other world-renowned experts to discuss the future of universities at the event.

The three-day event will take place virtually from October 12, 2021, to October 14, 2021.

World-renowned personalities discuss topics such as ‘Futures Thinking and Strategic Collaborations’, ‘Collaborative Programmes in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, the ‘Whither University Administration’ and ‘Innovative Collaborations’.

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The webinar is facilitated by the University of Lagos Office of International Relations, Partnerships and Prospects expects participants from the public and private sectors in Nigeria, members of the Diplomatic community, African Education Policy Makers, Representatives of Nigerian and International Education institutions, leading Academicians, students, members of Industry and Development Partners as well as members of the University Alumni.

Personalities expected to attend the event include; the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel; the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University, Professor Wim de Villiers; the Secretary-General, Association of African Universities, Professor O.B. Oyewole; Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Derby Business School, University of Derby, Professor Kamil Omoteso.

The Consul Generals of foreign embassies, representatives of Universities; University of Michigan, European Business University, University of Dundee, University of Bayreuth, University of Pretoria, the National Universities Commission, Coursera, Sterling Bank among others, will also be participating in the 3-day event.

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