A&M-Central Texas to Host Visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Lagos, Nigeria

Karen Clos
August 17, 2023

A&M-Central Texas to Host Visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Lagos, Nigeria

Texas A&M University–Central Texas has been selected to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Lagos, Nigeria, whose research in data analysis focuses on leveraging mathematical theory to solve real-world problems for businesses. He will remain with the university for the 2023-2024 academic year. Babatunde “Tunde” Sawyerr, Ph.D., an expert in mathematics and computer science at the University of Lagos, was selected for the Fulbright award by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars from abroad to U.S. colleges and universities, helping the institutions internationalize their curricula, campuses, and surrounding communities, and diversify the educational experiences of their students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Sawyerr is one of more than 45 Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence, and among 1,000 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals who will teach and pursue research in the United States for the 2023-2024 academic year through the worldwide Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international academic exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. It is funded through an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Participating governments and home and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

Since its inception in 1946, more than 400,000 people from all backgrounds — students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals — have participated in the Fulbright Program, developing an expanded worldview, a deep appreciation for their host country and its people, and a new network of colleagues and friends. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 78 MacArthur Fellows, and thousands of leaders across the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

ECA sponsors the Fulbright Program, and several non-profit, cooperative partners implement and support the program on the Bureau’s behalf. For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit or contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Press Office by e-mail:

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