VT News: University program spurs change in Senegalese law governing universities

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 30, 2015 – Senegalese universities now recognize “community service” as a core value after passage of a law that is a direct result of Virginia Tech’s involvement in the West African country.

“The relationship of Senegalese universities to the public has been transformed,” said Mary Teuw Niane, Senegalese Minister of Higher Education and Research, at a research symposium in the capital city, Dakar, earlier this month. He credited “a new culture” introduced to public universities through the work of the Virginia Tech-led program Education and Research in Agriculture in Senegal.

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