Mercer University Enters Into Partnership With the African Union

The African Union is an organization of 53 countries that have joined together to promote economic development. The organization has entered into its first formal partnership with an educational institution.

The African Union, concerned about a brain drain from the African continent, has joined with Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, to establish a distance education program so that African students can remain at home to complete their education. The agreement also calls for a faculty exchange between Mercer and several African universities.

The partnership will also explore a scholarship program for African students to come to Mercer and for Mercer students to participate in internships with the African Union.