- There is collaboration with the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Abuja at national level. DBI is an International Centre for Professional Training in Telecommunications and ICT. It was established in 2004 by the National Communications Commission (NCC). This collaboration involves bilateral/multilateral training and research linkages with both national and multinational telecom and ICT industries. Through this, UNN-DBI Training– To–Placement Programme was designed to bridge the gap between the prevailing academic curricula of our national universities and the manpower needs of the emerging telecommunication and information technology industries in the country.
- The international linkage of the department includes teaching, research and exchange collaborations with the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka signed an MOU with Delft University of Technology on behalf of the Department of Electronic Engineering and other departments (Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering) of the university to establish a Centre of Excellence in Microsystems and Nanoelectronics at UNN. Currently, two of our academic staff are in TU Delft on exchange programme. Two years ago, the UNN received two TU Delft students on the same programme.
- At the International and national levels, the University and consequently the department formed collaborations under NetTel@Africa – an international postgraduate programme in ICT Policy and Regulations. The programme was basically a transnational network for capacity building and knowledge sharing in the information and communication technologies (ICT) and telecommunications (telecoms) policy, regulation and applications. The collaboration was with three other National Universities (UNILAG, OAU, UNIJOS) and nineteen international universities (twelve in Africa, two in Europe and five in North Africa). The network included, some international ICT Regulatory Organizations/Authorities in Africa (TRASA, ARICEA, WATRA AND EARPTO), and America, USA (NARUC, FCC), and some international Resource/Donor Organizations (CTO, ITU, SIDA, CATIA, DFID, GSA, USAID)
Image is the mother of perceptions. Image determines reputation, and for the Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, image has been seen as an important factor in social and academic re-engineering. Some persons, institutions and organizations have over the years perceived the university system negatively due to a number of issues that border on the negative: sexual harassment, sale of handout, illegal fees, endless wrangling over simple issues, etc…
The Faculty of Arts is one of the first four foundation faculties of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka which commenced academic activities in 1960 with six departments. Two of these – English and History – became the core departments of the Faculty of Arts when the institution grouped its academic units into faculties. The creation of the faculty in 1960 was in line with one of the four factors which formed the background of the philosophy founding the University.