The University of Lagos, UNILAG is set to host its second International Week, where experts will be discussing the future of universities.
Nigeria Country Director for World Bank, Shubham Chaudhuri, and the Managing Director (Sub Saharan Africa) Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch, Ms Yvonne Ike will be leading other globally renowned experts to discuss the future of universities at the event.
The 3-day event is scheduled to hold virtually from October 12, 2021 to October 14, 2021.
Globally renowned personalities will be discussing topics such as ‘Futures Thinking and Strategic Collaborations’, ‘Collaborative Programmes in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, the ‘Whither University Administration’ and ‘Innovative Collaborations’.
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.
Notable personalities that would 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.