The 20-member group from Niger is “hoping to build bridges between Louisville and Niger,” according to professor Ambouta Karimou Jean-Marie from the University of Tahoua in Niger.
Jean-Marie said the four national universities in Niger want to exchange students and faculty with UofL. Following a military coup in 2010, Niger formed a democratic government. It is one of poorest countries in the world with the Sahara desert covering 80 percent of its land area.
While at UofL, the group met with faculty and staff at the School of Nursing and School of Medicine and heard a presentation on entrepreneurship from faculty at the College of Business.