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Media Release - Ethics in Higher Education: Cooperation Agreement between Foundation (GE) and the University of Nigeria (UNN)

29 March 2016
The University of Nigeria and the Foundation, based in Geneva, signed in Geneva on 29 March 2016 a Cooperation Agreement. The focus is on promoting ethics in higher education.
Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christoph Stückelberger, Executive Director and Founder of the Foundation, Prof. Ozumba Benjamin Chukwuma, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Dr Ani Casimir, Director Strategic Contacts and Publications of the UNN and Prof. Kenneth Oforkansi, Director Research of the UNN, met in Geneva, Switzerland, to officially sign the partnership agreement between and the UNN on Tuesday 29 March 2016. The aim of this partnership is to create synergies and to strengthen the implementation of the objectives of the respective organisations.
Both parties agree to cooperate in areas such as promoting ethics in higher education, sharing content for the Online Library, contributing to each other's networks of experts, developing online publications together with Nigerian scholars and online courses on ethics.
"Ethics in higher education is a great need around the world. It is encouraging that the University of Nigeria is not only one of the leading universities in Africa in scientific terms, but wants to become a leader in ethics" says Christoph Stückelberger.
The UNN is one of the main partners of the Global Ethics Forum 2016 (, which focuses this year on ethics in higher education. This event will be held from 23-25 June 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
About Foundation Foundation is a global network on applied ethics with individual and institutional participants from all continents. It is committed to strengthen core values such as freedom, justice, sustainability, peace and responsibility in a globalised world by knowledge sharing, networking, empowering people, international research and training of people for responsible leadership. 
About The University of Nigeria
The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as the UNN, is a federal (national) university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has between 35,000 - 40,000 students on four campuses, 17 faculties and 102 academic departments. It was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modelled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and is among the top universities in Nigeria. 

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