Burgundy School of Business & CUIB SB Set Platform for Collaboration

Posted on: February 25, 2016                  2115 visits

Bérengère Moindrot, International Development Manager for the Burgundy School of Business in France alongside liaison officer Dr. Fasse Innocent of the University of Douala were in CUIB to discuss possible areas of collaboration between the Burgundy School of Business and CUIB’s School of Business.

Based on a draft Memorandum of Understanding sent by the Burgundy School of business, the two institutions engaged in discussions that helped reshape areas of collaboration to include research, faculty development, faculty and staff mobility (exchange), entrepreneurship and e-learning. To both parties, it was important to identify small but feasible and tangible areas to begin a beneficial cooperation.

According to Bérengère Moindrot, though her institution has existed for 100 years, it strives to work with Universities whose visions are reflective of the Burgundy School of Business’, thus her choice of CUIB whom she says though young is striving in its vision and mission. In this light she outlined the similarities between both institutions with emphasis on their propagation of hands-on education, entrepreneurship and the evaluation method which does not rest only on written exams.

After in-depth discussions on the areas both Universities could work on, they both agreed to go back to the drawing board to work out a Memorandum of Understanding that caters for their immediate feasible needs, while leaving the conversation open for long term deals. The International Development Manager for the Burgundy School of Business, in Cameroon for the third time expressed her choice of CUIB and her wish to see the collaboration to fruition.

The Chief Academic Officer, Professor. Wilfred Ndongko and the faculty of the School of Business left the session satisfied with the concerns raised and the areas of collaboration, which they say attends to their immediate needs. The working session was crowned with a visit to the Wokaka Campus. The team was warmly welcomed to CUIB by the President, Rev. Fr. George Nkeze, in a courtesy call to his office.