|Chicago State University continues to expand its footprint both throughout Illinois
as well as internationally. CSU officials recently welcomed Dr. Bakri Osman Saeed,
President of Sudan International University to a reception at the President's residence
this past weekend. Dr. Saeed is a renowned medical doctor, lecturer and educator who
has worked throughout the world.
Dr. Saeed was greeted by CSU President Dr. Wayne D. Watson and members of the CSU
administration, faculty and staff and well as various community leaders. The group
discussed many items including the possibility of an emerging partnership between
the two Universities which would involve study abroad opportunities for both U.S.
and Sudanese students.
The reception was the latest in a series of efforts by CSU to expand our global presence
through international partnerships. CSU has also began dialogue with universities
in India and China and continues to look for new areas to expand. International partnerships
will help prepare CSU students for a competitive global market place and create unique educational
and cultural opportunities.
"Within the many diverging pathways of culture, language and tradition; education
creates an intersection of ideas. When we build these partnerships between CSU and
other international universities, we are creating a crossroads of education that will
help our students have a more transformative experience," Dr. Watson said.