IU President McRobbie and delegation visit Africa

Monday, September 2, 2013

IU President Michael A. McRobbie is leading an IU delegation on a two-week trip to Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa.  President McRobbie left on Aug. 24.  He is joined by IU Vice President for International Affairs David Zaret and IU first lady Laurie Burns McRobbie.

The delegation will visit three of South Africa's largest cities (Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria) as well as to Eldoret and Nairobi, Kenya, and Ghana's capital city, Accra.  While there, delegation members will meet with academic, business, and political leaders and prominent IU alumni.

The trip is intended to further IU's educational reach internationally; increase academic and research opportunities for the university's students and faculty; and strengthen one of its most effective global partnerships.

"This trip to Africa is of great importance to Indiana University, as we continue to help prepare this and future generations of students to collaborate across cultures and nations and create solutions to the world's most pressing challenges," said McRobbie.

Read the InsideIU article IU President McRobbie leads university delegation to Africa

Follow the IU delegation at its "IU Goes to Africa" blog.