Angola and US analyse education cooperation

  • University Campus of the Agostinho Neto University
Luanda - Angola and the United States of America (USA) on Wednesday in Luanda assessed cooperation strategies between the higher education institutions of both countries, particularly in this period of pandemic.

The assessment took place during an online University Conference, on the occasion of International Education Day, promoted by the Ministry for Higher Education, Science and Technology and Innovation (MESCTI) and the US Embassy in the country.

The conference, which took place under the motto: Engagement - Global - Resilience, essentially aimed at reflecting on the internationalisation of higher education.

The event assessed how Angolan universities are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, and touched on the issue of experience with international institutions.

It also allowed discussion on how to rethink higher education from an international point of view, and to evaluate Angola's vision regarding international partnerships, specifically concerning universities in the United States.

Speaking at the ceremony, US Ambassador Nina Fity said that American universities are interested in exchanging experiences with their Angolan counterparts in the areas of agriculture, food safety, science and technology.

According to the diplomat, the universities interested in exchanging experiences with Angola are of the cities of Washington and Philadelphia.

"We want to invest in partnership in these areas, because they are critical and are for transformation and lever for the development of a society", expressed the Ambassador.

In her turn, the Minister for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Bragança, said that Angola was ready to implement this partnership in 2021.

The assessment took place during an online University Conference, on the occasion of International Education Day, promoted by the Ministry for Higher Education, Science and Technology and Innovation (MESCTI) and the US Embassy in the country.

The conference, which took place under the motto: Engagement - Global - Resilience, essentially aimed at reflecting on the internationalisation of higher education.

The event assessed how Angolan universities are dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, and touched on the issue of experience with international institutions.

It also allowed discussion on how to rethink higher education from an international point of view, and to evaluate Angola's vision regarding international partnerships, specifically concerning universities in the United States.

Speaking at the ceremony, US Ambassador Nina Fity said that American universities are interested in exchanging experiences with their Angolan counterparts in the areas of agriculture, food safety, science and technology.

According to the diplomat, the universities interested in exchanging experiences with Angola are of the cities of Washington and Philadelphia.

"We want to invest in partnership in these areas, because they are critical and are for transformation and lever for the development of a society", expressed the Ambassador.

In her turn, the Minister for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Bragança, said that Angola was ready to implement this partnership in 2021.