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Division of International Affairs

Programs & Initiatives

The Division of International Affairs works collaboratively with various constituencies and offices at the University to:

  1. Integrate a global perspective throughout Morgan's academic departments and co-curricular programs
  2. Enhance student and faculty development through workshops, study abroad, internships, exchanges and other relevant international education programs, and
  3. Provide schools, colleges and supporting units of the university with assistance in developing an international focus to their programs

The following units facilitate the Division's objectives:

The Center for Global Studies and International Education

Office of International Student and Faculty Services

Fulbright Scholarship Program

To date, the Division has established the following initiatives in order to build international and intercultural competence among the Morgan community and establish specific relationships and collaborations with institutions abroad:

Africa Initiative

Morgan State signs MOUs with record 12 universities from Nigeria on
November 28, 2017 and March 2, 2018

For more information, contact:
Dr . Yacob Astatke, AVP for Int'l Affairs,
Dr. Hakeem Tijani, Special Assistant to the AVP for African Relations,

On Monday November 27, 2017, Morgan State University officially welcomed 11 delegates from Nigerian institutions of higher education to join Morgan in celebrating its historical sesquicentennial convocation in the Murphy Fine Arts Center. The home institutions of the delegates are young compared to Morgan, so President David Wilson's invitation was momentous as the enthusiastic delegates seek insight to Morgan's prospects and achievements and guidance in accomplishing similar goals. The Honorable Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communication of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was also represented at the occasion.

The Nigerian delegates were assisted by Prof. Hakeem Tijani, former tenured professor in the History Department, who was on special assignment with the Division of International Affairs. Each delegate brought a greeting from their respective universities and Prof. Tijani read a message from Minister Shittu. Finally, Prof Angela Miri (VC, Federal Univ. Lokoja) gave an inspiring and uplifting speech that brought the audience to its feet. The delegates signed a MOU and exchanged gifts with President David Wilson on Tuesday November 28, 2018. Professor Andrew Haruna, VC of Federal University Gashua Yobe State, visited the campus on Friday March 2, 2018. VC Haruna participated in a MOU signing ceremony with President David Wilson and toured several research laboratories during his visit to our campus.

Inspired by the 12 MOUs signed with 12 Nigerian universities, Morgan State University plans to build on the partnerships to increase collaboration between the institutions. Further, Morgan is ready to enroll post-graduate students from Nigerian universities in various Ph.D. programs. The University is currently in the process of submitting its application for consideration and approval by the Tertiary Fund (TETFEUND) as one of the institutions accredited for higher education degree training for staff and faculty members of Nigerian institutions.

The delegates were comprised of the following: Professor Angela Miri-Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Lokoja; Professor Dapo Asaju-Vice Chancellor, Ajayi Crowther University; Professor Fatima B. Mukhtar-Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Dutse; Professor Olukoya Ogen-Vice Chancellor & Provost, Adeyemi College of Education; Professor Christine Ofulue- representing the Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria; Professor Bukola Oyawoye- representing the Vice Chancellor, Adeleke University; Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, representing the Vice Chancellor, Benue State University; Prof. Deji Agboola, Director, Linkages and Advancement, Olabisi Onabanjo University; Professor Olayemi D. Akinwumi, Director, Research and International Linkages, Nasarawa State University; Professor Francis Gbore, Dean, Students Affairs, Adekunle Ajasin University; Professor Olu Molamo, representing the Vice Chancellor, Kings University.

Asia & the Pacific Initiative

Latin America & the Caribbean Initiative

Middle East Initiative