Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ethiopian delegates discuss potential partnership

(Apr 25, 2013, (Texas))--Nineteen delegates represented 13 Ethiopian universities at a reception hosted at the National Ranching Heritage Center, where they discussed possible educational partnerships with Texas Tech.

Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen speaks about his visit to Texas Tech during a reception Monday at the National Ranching Heritage Center. (Photo by Emily de Santos)
“We are trying to be a part of this Texas Tech University,” Belayneh Beyene, vice president of academics and research at Dilla University, said. “I am very glad to be a part of this collaboration. This will offer a student exchange and a professor exchange. If everything goes according to plan and we stay on the right track, the students will really benefit from this partnership.”

In attendance were Mengash Admassu, University of Axum president; Dawud Mohammed, Ali Samara University director of international and public relations; Seid Mohammed Ali, Jigjiga University vice president of academics and research; Gima Amente, University of Haromaya president; Beyene; and Yohannes Birhanu, senior cultural affairs specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa; and Girma Birru, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Ethiopia. Read more from Daily Toreador »

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