AIMS International Academic Advisor Prof. David Kribs led an AIMS delegation to the University of Southampton as part of the initiation of a new ForExcellence partnership on May 18. Earlier in March, a Southampton delegation visited AIMS South Africa and participated in a signing ceremony for the partnership.
The visit to Southampton provided local faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to learn about AIMS and its programs. The university made a financial contribution to AIMS and the partnership includes a variety of academic exchanges involving faculty and students of both organizations. The group participated in several meetings featuring an AIMS information session attended by the University of Southampton community, followed by a casual wind up of event at a local pub. The AIMS delegation also included Dawn MacDonald (ForExcellence Program Manager), Caroline Chiwah (AIMS-UK Finance), and Dr. Tendai Mugwagwa (AIMS alum, Public Health England & Imperial College London).