Delegation from Texas Tech University Visits Haramaya University


By Sileshi Yilma/Public and International Relations Directorate
A delegation from Texas Tech University paid a three day official visit of Haramaya University (HU) from June 18 to 21, 2014.
The team, which consisted of three professors and nine undergraduate and postgraduate students, was briefed about the historical development and current status of HU. In addition, the activities of the University with regards to community engagement and research were explained to the delegation. They have also visited several facilities of the University, inside as well as outside the Main Campas.

Dr. Girma Amente, president of HU, said during the occasion that there is high interest from Texas Tech University’s side to forge meaningful and successful partnership with HU in terms of staff-student exchange and joint research projects, among others. The former Ambassador of USA in Ethiopia, Tibor Nagy, who is currently vice provost for International Relations at the University has a great contribution for creating strong bond, Dr. Girma added.
According to Dr. Girma, HU has taken the initiative with Texas Tech University in preparing research grant writing training which will be offered in all universities across the nation for junior university staff.

It is to be recalled that Texas Tech University is among the six US universities that HU signed Memorandum of Understanding this year.


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