The Universidad Europea del Atlántico and the University of Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) of Dakar have carried out the first steps to drive the international mobility of students and professors between both academic institutions. The general coordinator of international students from the African university, Abdoulaye Niang, visited UNEATLANTICO last week to learn about the installations in the Santander campus and meet with its rector, Rubén Calderón.
During this first visit, the representatives from both universities conversed on multiple possibilities for joint collaboration that could be implemented in the short-medium term. In this sense, the rector of UNEATLANTICO appeared very happy with the possibility that this University offers in reference to the African continent and underlined that “alliances are fundamental for encouraging the internationalization of knowledge”.
During the meeting, in which the secretary general of UNEATLANTICO, Roberto Ruiz, also participated, all of the details for the forthcoming signing of a framework agreement for the collaboration of the two institutions was outlined, as well as the draft for additional specific agreements that will facilitate the exchange and mobility of students, professors and researchers.
During his visit to UNEATLANTICO, Abdoulaye Niang also took the time to learn more about Santander and was left astonished by the “enormous possibilities that the region might offer international students”. He stated, “Santander is not an expensive city; it is calm and safe. I think it will be very attractive for students that wish to study part of their degree in Spain”.