Delegates from the University of Pretoria and Georgia State University at the signing of a new memorandum of understanding

A delegation of senior officials from Georgia State University toured in April five partner institutions in South Africa as part of the university’s plan to encourage research collaboration, faculty exchanges and student mobility.

South Africa is one of five countries that Georgia State has targeted for developing close ties with its emerging-market task forces that represent seven academic areas at the university.

Risa Palm, Georgia State’s provost, and Jun Liu, associate provost for international initiatives, led the delegation that included officials and academics from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and the Robinson College of Business.

The group visited universities in Cape Town and the Western Cape, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Witswatersrand where they discussed possibilities for collaborations in the fields of language studies, economics, social work, geology and policy issues related to megacities.

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