First Atlantic University Info Session at WeWork Golden Gate
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Please join us on Oct. 8 to learn about the establishment of an exciting new African university, First Atlantic University (FAU), which is promoted by the African Institution of Technology.
Bringing together different stakeholders with Africa's brightest students, FAU will address a critical gap in the development of Africa's human capital; lack of access to higher education.
6:00 - 6:30pm Drinks and networking
6:30 - 7:30pm Presentations
7:30 - 8:00pm Mix and mingle
*Light refreshments will be served
The essence of the gathering is to share the vision and goals of this school with associates, friends and partners and see how they can support the school. The university foundation will present a vision for a 21st century African university that will cushion a new “economic layer” in Africa.
The university wants to "discover and make scholars, noble, bright and useful" by providing world-class university education in Africa. The motivation is driven by the desire to train intellectually capable minds that will play leading roles in today’s global economy, and help position the region competitively through entrepreneurial innovation, technical excellence, and world-class management capabilities.
As the knowledge economy reshapes the 21st century, the university will help anchor a sustainable knowledge base that will benefit not just the continent but international firms that invest therein. We understand that no region can develop faster than its educational system and economic prosperity will always correlate with quality of education. Our goal is to assemble Africa’s brightest kids, educate them, and then empower them to invent the next future.
The university will have its physical campus in Nigeria with networks across the region. It will deploy emerging technologies such as Internet and video to expand access and offer good education to a larger spectrum of Africans and beyond. The school will develop leading-edge knowledge in priority research and development areas, offer academic and innovative competencies, provide entrepreneurial skills to students, and help them acquire teamwork capabilities on projecting and solving inter-disciplinary problems.
The University-Technopark Relationship
Besides multiple schools in the university, it will have a technology park that will house two institutes - Microelectronics Training & Research Institute (MTRI) and Technology Collaboration Institute (TCI). The MTRI will seed new generation African companies on electronics while TCI will pursue innovation in five areas – energy, health, mineral processing, agriculture and ICT.
We would like to thank the following organizations for sponsoring this event.
When & Where
Kapor Center, Black Founders, The African Network, San Francisco City, Microsoft BizSpark
The African Institution of Technology will like to thank our sponsors.