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Saint Monica University Partners with Savannah State University

Focus on Exchange Programs, Research Collaboration, & International Student Transfer

BUEA, Cameroon - Aug. 24, 2014 - PRLog -- Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University in Cameroon and the US-based Savannah State University (SSU) in Savannah, Georgia, today announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishing collaboration between the two institutions. The MOU, which has been signed by presidents of both universities, will lead to the exchange of students and faculty, the transfer of students to complete their degrees at the other university, as well as collaboration in research.

“Savannah State University looks forward to collaborating with Saint Monica University in a variety of areas,” said Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier, DSW, President of Savannah State University. “Both parties strongly believe that the value of interaction and cooperation between the universities can only strengthen their individual and collective academic programs and further develop important relationships between the institutions and their respective constituents as they work more closely together and thus better understand each other.”

The MOU focuses on joint educational and research activities; exchange of teaching and research personnel; interchange of ideas and practices, including joint research cooperation and curriculum development; exchange of academic materials and other information, subject to any applicable and/or desired non-disclosure agreements; exchange of students for study and research; ability of students to transfer between universities, pending transcript evaluation; exchange of faculty members for research, lectures, and discussions; collaboration in education, research and community outreach projects; establishment of joint programs, including research and community outreach programs; and any other areas of co-operation to be mutually agreed upon by both parties.

“As an American-style university, we are excited to partner with a reputable US-based institution such Savannah State University,” said Prof. Januarius J. Asongu, President and Chief Executive Officer of SMU. “As a younger university, SMU has much to benefit from and contribute to this relationship. It’s really a win-win for both institutions and ultimately our students. Our students are particularly attracted by the possibility of having first-hand experience of an American university through exchange programs and the ability for them to complete their degrees in the United States.”

Both institutions have agreed to make every reasonable effort to encourage direct contact, educational, and research cooperation between their constituents, including students, faculty members, departments, and research centers/institutes, and will endeavor to cooperate in the fields, with which both institutions are concerned.

About Savannah State University, Savannah, GA, USA

Founded in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. Initially located in Athens, Georgia, Savannah State University moved to its permanent location on a 165-acre campus bordering the vibrant active historic city of savannah. For over 100 years, Savannah State University has provided a high quality education to students from throughout Georgia, the nation, and the world. The educational goal is realized through program offerings in the college of Business Administration, the college of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and the college of Sciences and Technology, which lead to baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. For more information about Savannah State University, visit our Website at www.savannahstate.edu.

About Saint Monica University: The American International University

Saint Monica University (SMU) is an American-style private Christian institution, offering programs that are at the intersection of the liberal arts, science and technology. It is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social, entrepreneurial and professional development of a diverse student population. SMU is focused on the student experience and helping our students achieve their educational and career goals, and contributing to a more sustainable society.  We offer various bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees through the School of Arts & Education (SAE), School of Business & Public Policy (SBPP), School of Health & Human Services (SHHS), and School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SSET). SMU is accredited in the United Kingdom by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) with Accreditation No: AS22357/0614. SMU is also fully accredited in Cameroon by the National Commission on Private Higher Education at the Ministry of Higher Education with the Ordinance of Creation No: E14/0028/MINESUP/SG/DDES and the Ministerial Letter No: 14/01319/L/MINESUP/SG/DDES/ESUP/SDA/OAGS authorizing its operation. For more information about SMU, visit our website: www.smuedu.org or write to us at admissions@stmonicauniversity.com.

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