International Universities Grappling With Global Growing Pains - Higher Education: Yusuf Adamu recognizes that he has a “problem” that most of the world’s colleges and universities would love to have.
Enrollment at Nigeria’s Federal University Dutse, a newly established college located in the country’s historic city of Dutse, is at an all-time high, and Adamu—the school’s registrar—now has to develop new strategies to accommodate students who want to use their education to become active participants in Africa’s emerging economy.
“We don’t want to duplicate efforts,” says Adamu, who made the 12-hour trek by plane in April to Miami to participate in the Going Global conference. The conference was sponsored by the British Council, an international organization that promotes educational opportunities and cross-cultural relations around the world. “We live in a global world, so we have to find innovative ways to partner with other institutions and learn from them. We see this as an absolute necessity.”