Saint Monica University Partners with Morgan State University

Focus on Exchange Programs, Research Collaboration, & International Student Transfer
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BUEA, Cameroon - Aug. 9, 2016 - PRLog -- Saint Monica University (SMU): The American International University in Cameroon today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the US-based Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, State of Maryland. The MOU, which was signed today at the MSU campus 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.

"As an American-style university, we are excited to partner with a reputable US-based institution such as Morgan State University," said Prof. Januarius Jingwa (JJ) 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."

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.

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 Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral Research Institution offering more than 70 academic programs leading to bachelor's degrees as well as programs at the master's and doctoral levels. As Maryland's Public Urban Research University, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. More information about the university is available at

About Saint Monica University: The American International University

Saint Monica University (SMU) is a leading private university in Cameroon. It is an American-style non-ecclesiastical Catholic institution, offering career-focused 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 certificates and diplomas as well as bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through the School of Arts, Education, & Humanities (SAEH); 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 and is listed on the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) with the UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN): 10048183. SMU is also fully accredited in Cameroon by the National Commission on Private Higher Education at the Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) with the Ordinance of Creation No: E14/0028/MINESUP/SG/DDES and the Ministerial Letter No: 15-09643/L/MINESUP/SG/DDES/ESUP/SDA/MM authorizing SMU to offer over 60 undergraduate and graduate diploma and degree programs. SMU is a member of many international academic organizations including the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Global Universities In Distance Education (GUIDE), and the Talloires Network. For more information about SMU, visit our website: or write to us at

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Location:Buea - South west region - Cameroon
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