University hosts Senegalese Government Delegation



From left to right: Professor Richard A. Williams, Professor Dieng, Professor John Underhill and Mr Diop.

The Edinburgh Business School (EBS) and Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) co-hosted a visit by Senegal Government delegates last week.

His Excellency, Professor Cheikh Ahmadou Dieng, the Senegal Ambassador to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and their First Secretary, El Hadji Cheikh Diop visited the University on Friday 12 April.

The Senegal Government delegates were visiting to explore the opportunities for learning, teaching, training and research synergies in business and the oil and gas sector.

During the visit they met with Professors Heather McGregor, Barbara Jamieson and Jared Philippi (EBS) and University Chief Scientist, Professor John Underhill, who introduced them to the graduate and postgraduate MSc and PhD programs and gave them a tour of facilities.

The meeting also included a visit to the Lyell Building where they saw the Ogilvie-Gordon 3D Audio-Visualisation Centre in operation and met with the University's Principal and Vice-Chanecollor, Professor Richard A. Williams.

Heriot-Watt's Chief Scientist, Professor John Underhill said: “It was fascinating to learn more about the training and research challenges that Senegal face from The Ambassador and his First Secretary and to explore ways in which Heriot-Watt can potentially assist.

"The very fact that the Ambassador requested to visit underlines the global reputation that Edinburgh Business School and the Institute of Petroleum Engineering have as credible, reliable and trusted education partners in business management, energy, subsurface geoscience and petroleum engineering.”