About Partnerships

World-class and preeminent universities of the 21st Century are those willing and able to partner with others to achieve more than what any single institution or organization could on its own. CUIB has since its creation in 2010 embarked on building international partnerships of unprecedented strength and breath with academic institutions, foundations, organizations, and individuals the USA, in Europe and Cameroon. These partnerships, aimed at sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships based on a spectrum of interactions will explore and strengthen every facet and touch point of collaborative engagement, including: research collaboration, joint and articulated degree programs, student and faculty exchanges; staff professional development; sharing or creation of educational materials and resources; recognition and brand awareness through philanthropic. Such a relationship becomes a global partnership when a formal agreement is signed between the two institutions.

Types of Partnerships

CUIB is expanding its engagement in the global community, building partnerships with leading international institutions and expanding academic and strategic partnerships to help prepare its students to live and be leaders in the new global economy.

Academic Partners

In adopting the US model of Higher Education, CUIB has established collaborative agreements with several Universities in the USA as Partners in Education. CUIB has established specific International Partnership in Education Framework Agreements to promote international academic cooperation with the University of St. Thomas, La Roche University, Capitol Technology University (CTU), North Carolina Agriculture and Technology, University of Dayton, and Savannah State University in the USA. On July 17th, 2015 CTU and CUIB signed a Memorandum of Understanding. In October 2015, CUIB broke new and very challenging grounds and became the first and only university in the Central African Region (10 countries with a population of about 128 million) offering an undergraduate degree and certificate program in Cyber and Information Security. Others Partners in Education include College de Paris, France, and the University of Buea, Cameroon.

Strategic Partners

CUIB has also established strategic partnership with several institutions, including the Diocese of St. Petersburg, the Diocese of Charlotte, St. Benedict’s Press, Friends of CUIB, the US Embassy in Cameroon, and the Millennium Group. In November 2013 the university was accepted as an International Member of the most prestigious association of Catholic Higher Education Institutions in the world – The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU). ACCU currently has 196 US members, 25 international members, (CUIB being the First African University to be an international member) and 14 affiliate members making a total of 235 member institutions.

Capacity Building

CUIB places a premium of excellence in everything it does. The excellence of the University’s faculty, staff and students is vital to achieving its mission. CUIB therefore offers faculty, students and staff a vibrant ecosystem that nurtures and encourages academic excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship in a variety of ways. Since 2012 CUIB is partnering with the University of St. Thomas for faculty and staff training and development every summer. From April 25 to May 27, 2016 two CUIB faculty members undertook an Immersion Training Program on Cyber and Information Security at CTU. St. Benedict’s Press is also offering internships for CUIB staff and students.