AU-AUST Collaborative Program

The Auburn University (AU) - African University of Science and Technology (AUST) partnership was initiated in Fall 2008. AUST is a private, pan-African, coeducational, research university located in Abuja, Nigeria. A memorandum of understanding signed by the two institutions allows them to partner in educational and research activities such as faculty and student exchange, joint research programs, special short-term academic programs, and organization of international conferences and workshops. The committee that developed the partnership and collaborative mathematics and statistics program consisted of Drs. Ash Abebe, Geraldo De Souza, Overtoun Jenda and Michel Smith of AU Department of Mathematics & Statistics and Dr. Charles Chidume of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy, and now the acting provost at AUST.


Former AUST Students at AU


  • Eze Nwaeze (Nigeria) - assistant professor at Tuskegee University
  • Dawit Tadesse (Ethiopia) - visiting assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati

Current PhD students

  • Seth Kermausuor (Ghana)
  • Tahir Issa (Chad)
  • Ismail Abdulrashid (Nigeria)
  • Basiru Usman (Nigeria)
  • Rachidi Salako (Benin)

Participating AU Faculty

  • Ash Abebe
  • Nedret Billor
  • Narendra Govil
  • Overtoun Jenda
  • Paul Schmidt
  • Michel Smith
  • Richard Zalik

For more information, please contact Dr. Paul G. Schmidt> (Department Chair), Dr. Ash Abebe <>, or Dr. Overtoun Jenda <> of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.