The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has classified the university as being among the league of universities that are focused and contributed its quota to National Development and prosperity through transfer of knowledge.
Prof. Ogundipe revealed this in Lagos against the backdrop of the recent N338 million Grant by the Bayreuth University, Germany for “Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies Cluster of Excellence Award to UNILAG”.
According to the VC, the university is in the forefront in ensuring that the institution takes the lead in ground-breaking research outputs that will assist in tackling challenges in various areas of the country’s economy.
Prof. Wellington Oyibo, Director, Research and Innovation Centre of UNILAG, said in a statement that, “The VC, University of Lagos, Prof. Ogundipe is elated to expatiate on the Bayreuth University’s “Africa Cluster of Excellence Award to the university.”
Also, Prof. Ogundipe stated that UNILAG’s Institute of African and Diaspora Studies will be the host of this Cluster of Excellence under the leadership of Prof. Olumuyiwa Falaiye, noting that the annual funding for this Cluster of Excellence is 120,000 EURO, an equivalent of N338 million.