UNILAG Collaborates With Other International Scholars To Win Norwegian Grant


UNILAG Collaborates With Other International Scholars To Win Norwegian Grant

Efforts of researchers in the University of Lagos which includes the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services, Professor Lucian Obinna Chukwu has yielded a grant of NOK19,956,214.00 (Norwegian Kroner) from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

The research grant is equivalent to USD2,307,217.73.

Of the grant amount, the University of Lagos has a budgetary provision of NOK3,528,338.00 which is equivalent of USD411,060.00.

The grant is in respect of a project which centres around Capacity Building in Aquatic Animal and Environmental Health in West Africa (Aqua-HEM).

The research project is to run for 5 years beginning from Saturday, January 1, 2022 till Thursday, December 31, 2026.

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Collaborators on the project include: the Norwegian University of Life Sciences; University of Lagos, Nigeria; University of Ghana Legon, Accra (UG); Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Development Studies, all in Ghana.

While the Lead Principal Investigator is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services, University of Lagos, Professor Lucian Obinna Chukwu, other investigators on the project include; Dr Minasu Pentho Kuton, Dr Amii Amaechi-Obiakara and Ecosystem Health and Pollution Management Research Cluster of the Department of Marine Sciences.

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS, congratulates the researchers for their intellectual efforts which brought about the grant. Of satisfaction to the Vice-Chancellor is the international angle to the project, a feat which Prof. Ogundipe says aligns with his vision and push for international research collaborations with a view to giving the University of Lagos more prominence among the global comity of ivory towers.

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Source: Unilag


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