Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, the Rector of the University of Warsaw, met with representatives of Bayero University Kano, and academics from the UW’s Faculty of Oriental Studies. The talks concerned the enhancement of current academic cooperation between the two universities. The meeting was held on 15th April in the Golden Hall at the UW.

The meeting with the UW Rector was attended, among others, by members of the delegation from the Bayero University Kano (BUK): Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas, the Rector, Prof. Aliyu Mu’azu, and Prof. Yakubu Magaji Azare, as well as representatives of the UW’s Faculty of Oriental Studies: Prof. Piotr Taracha, the Dean, Prof. Nina Pawlak, and Prof. Izabela Will.



The visit of the Nigerian delegation also included the particitation in the events at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, such as The Africa Days and the 50th Anniversary of Prof. Nina Pawlak’s academic career. The happenings are organised by the UW’s Chair of African Languages and Cultures.


The University of Warsaw has been cooperating with Bayero University Kano since 1986. In that year, an academic cooperation agreement was concluded. Subsequent agreements were signed in 2006 and 2015. The two universities have been working together in such areas as education, exchange of academics or joint publications. The UW offered educational programmes, including doctoral studies, to students from the BUK. Additionally, joint scientific activities and conferences have been organised. UW students have the opportunity to do language and cultural internships in Kano – this year, summer internships are also planned, with nine students from Poland participating.


Currently, the representatives from both universities intend to broaden their existing collaboration to other areas, such as law and artificial intelligence.