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Sudanese Delegation from the Ministry of Higher Education Visits Texas A&M to Discuss Education

Posted January 31, 2017

A delegation of 13 university presidents and the under secretary for higher education from the Republic of Sudan visited Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The delegation were invited to visit key United States universities through the United States Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program ( which fosters citizen to citizen diplomacy for emerging leaders. This program builds peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, athletic, and professional exchanges, as well as public/private partnerships. The International Visitor Leadership Program aims to foster citizen-to-citizen diplomacy for emerging leaders.

The group toured the new Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC), Large AnimalHospital and a research laboratory. This was followed by a round table discussion lead by Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of veterinary medicine, Dr. Linda Logan, director of international programs for the CVM, and several members of the college’s Executive Committee. Areas of collaboration such as faculty exchanges, graduate study opportunities, and short-term visits were discussed. Areas of mutual interest such as collaborative research on transboundry livestock diseases and emerging diseases were discussed as potential research collaborations.

Sudan group 1-26-17


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