Collaboration is a practice that dates as far back as biblical history records. The practice has been adopted across several disciplines such as scientific research, innovation, leadership and project management, owing to the benefits that come with it. St. Paul’s University equally holds the practice in high regard to an extent of including Partnership among the Institution’s core values.
Partnerships and collaborations at St. Paul’s University are guided by the University Strategy which states that, St. Paul’s University in consonance with the philosophy of its Charter, spirit of its Strategic Plan and demands of its Quality Assurance regime, seeks to explore and strengthen ties with institutions of higher learning both locally and internationally. The strategy is governed by two policies: interdependence and synergy. The former, propels SPU to seek collaborations with other institutions in a bid to achieve optimum academic growth and create opportunities for learning from one another, while the latter, focuses on collaborations that result from extramural interdisciplinary exposures for students and staff for continuing education.
In addition to academic progression among staff and students, these partnerships have created funding channels for students in form of scholarships and research grants and several development initiatives withing the University. Collaborations have also yielded projects that resulted from exchange programs joint curricular, facilitated execution of short events and works for continuing education, developed research projects, and assisted the University in executing special interest programs in the areas of HIV & AIDS, Community Health, Gender, Environment, Mainstreaming, Child-rights, and Entrepreneurship Development. With research at the heart of the University’s day to day business, collaborations with various Government Institutions, churches, corporates and professional bodies have yielded successful execution of research conference, workshops seminars that have contributed towards society’s sustainable development.
The University aspires to continue soliciting for more especially international partnerships to not only develop new ideas but also to access better technology to enable it to produce graduates in various fields for global service, using creative methods of education and research; in keeping with its vision and mission.