Maryam Abacha American University Niger, (MAAUN), has recorded another milestone following its admission into the prestigious International Association of Universities (IAU) for the facilitation and the enhancement of academic learning in the university.
IAU is a melting pot of academic activities and a hub of academic interaction around the globe and has over the years build a unique conveying power and global outreach making it possible for members to attend a variety of academic events that focus on key Higher Education topics and bringing together intellectuals, experts and leaders from across regions to cross fertilize ideas.
A letter signed by Secretary General/ Executive Director, international Bureau of Universities, Hilligje Van’t Land said, MAAUN was admitted into the body having met all the criteria for admission as set by the IAU administrative board.
“Your institution has met all the criteria for admission as set by the IAU administrative board so we are delighted to accept the application on behalf of the IAU president and members of the IAU administrative board.
“Allow me to express how much we welcome Maryam Abacha American University Niger as a member of this great association,” the statement said.
Some of the academic benefits that will accrue to MAAUN as a result of being a member of the association according to Van’t Land include; access to complimentary copies of IAU reference works and publications, enhanced access to the World Higher Education Database (WHED portal) and HEDBIB, a database on higher education systems, administration, planning, policy and evaluation.
Other benefits include; free subscription to Higher Education policy IAU’s quality journal, monthly news letter and IAU Lynx. The monthly overview of HE development around the world, monthly IAU highlights from the press, IAU annual reports and policy statements among many other benefits.
Commenting on the development, the dean Postgraduate School, MAAUN, Professor Magaji Rano said the absorption of MAAUN into IAU is another milestone in the annals of the university’s consistent trajectory to academic excellence.
He noted that in its strides towards greatness, the university, has consistently maintained a philosophy of hardwood, innovation, consistency, competitiveness and intuition which were the building blocks upon which the university grows from strength to strength over the years.
Rano maintained that the latest achievement is just a tip of the iceberg on the litany of successes that the university intends to achieve in the near future adding that the achievements recorded by the university in the recent past only portrays that in the near future MAAUN will be a force to reckon with globally’ in the academic circle.