A Great Partnership For UWS

Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Abuja Nigeria

The official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Abuja Nigeria took place on Monday, the 17th of June, 2019 at the Brough committee room of the University’s Paisley Campus.


The Principal of the University of Abuja Nigeria; Professor Michael Umale Adikwu was in attendance to sign the partnership agreement with our Principal; Professor Craig Mahoney. Many dignitaries were in attendance to witness this landmark event. The Dean of the School of Business and Enterprise; Professor Dominic Elliot, Deputy Dean of the School of Business and Enterprise; Dr Daniel Turner, Regional Director for West Africa; Ahmad Qureshi,













School Executive Manager of the School of Business and Enterprise; Matthew Moir, Programme Leader of the MSc Leadership and Management; Dr Christian Harrison, Director of the Centre of Entrepreneurship Studies of the University of Abuja Nigeria; Professor Sarah Anyanwu, Lecturer of Guidance and Counselling of the University of Abuja Nigeria; Dr Victoria Adikwu etc.


University of Abuja is one of the foremost universities in Nigeria established in 1988 with a clear and strategic vision. They are located in the capital of Nigeria which boasts of the largest population in West Africa and the fastest growing economy in Africa. The partnership between University of Abuja, Nigeria and University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a knowledge partnership model which aims at enhancing innovation through collaboration in education, academic and industry research.


There will be collaborations in areas such as student recruitments and exchanges, trainings, joint research activities, consultancies, technology and innovation transfer, cooperation on academic programmes, conferences etc.

Dr Christian Harrison who was instrumental in facilitating this partnership said “We as a School and a University are happy to be collaborating with one of the most prestigious universities in Nigeria. There is so much we can learn from other countries and this is a starting point of a great partnership with the School and the University”