Professor Saliou TOURE, President of IUGB, and Mrs. Lika DOUKOURE-SZAL, Managing Partner of Cristal Credit Africa (CCA), proceeded on March 30, 2021, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the University-Corporate collaboration for the promotion of scientific research, university training and continuing education.

During this ceremony, President TOURE gave a brief presentation of IUGB and indicated his happiness with the signing of the MoU, which adds another stone to the IUGB relations with the socio-professional world. He talked about the importance of the graduates’ employability that is enhanced by the contribution of professionals in teaching, as part-time faculty, study visits to companies and professional internships.

After presenting her company, Mrs. DOUKOURE-SZAL expressed her delight with the quality of the many IUGB students and graduates she has been working with since 2017. She expressed her will to employ more graduates because of the quality of their education, their interpersonal skills and their mastery of both English and French. She is also willing to do more with IUGB and promised to give a presentation on campus during Fall 2021 semester.

IUGB and CCA will jointly offer training programs to CCA staff and IUGB students and organize scientific, technical or other events of mutual interest. The two institutions have also undertaken to set up research projects and exchange information, documentation and studies. Additionally, CCA is willing to welcome IUGB students for technical and professional internships.

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