Several Africans have received an Honoris Causa from Queen's. Among them:
African staff at QUB
There are presently (2010-11)
The first student from Africa came from the Cape colony in the 1880s; he was of Irish origins. The first black African student to come to Queen's University was Martin Andreas Aku. He arrived in 1939, only to stay a few months. The next African student to come to QUB was Prince Adegboyega Folaranmi Adedoyin who arrived from Nigeria in 1942. He studied medicine and became a local and national sport champion, taking part in the London Olympics in 1949.
The number of African students at Queen's begun to increase significantly in the 1950s and reached a peak in the early 1960s. African independences and a change in University fees in the UK saw not only a decline in the number of African students, but also a shift from BA degrees to postgraduate degrees. While African student organisations (or branches of national organisations) existed from the 1950s to the 1980s, none exists today anymore .
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