Yale University President Peter Salovey arrived in Nigeria Jan. 15 to continue his leadership of the Yale Africa Initiative, a long-term, university-wide commitment to enhance Yale’s ongoing bilateral engagement with African institutions and to bring African scholarship, research, and education at Yale into sharper focus. Over four days, he will participate with university collaborators in meetings, events, tours, and other activities to build and strengthen Yale’s research and educational partnerships across the continent.
“In a world that is growing in complexity and becoming more interrelated, successful universities will embrace global networks and exchanges,” Salovey said as he arrived in Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, with a delegation of Yale faculty and staff members. “While in Nigeria, home to the continent’s largest economy, I am looking forward to meeting with some truly extraordinary people. With this visit, I hope to build on Yale’s robust relationships in Nigeria and other nations in Africa to strengthen education, research, and scholarship in the global community.”