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UNILAG Institute Wins German University’s Infrastructure Grant

UNILAG Campus. Photo: UNILAG News
UNILAG Campus. Photo: UNILAG News

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has won EURO840,000 (about N338m) as infrastructural grant for its Institute of African and Diaspora Studies.

Under a project sponsored by the University of Bayreuth, Germany, UNILAG was on Thursday announced as one of the four African Universities to host an African Cluster Centre of Excellence.

The announcement by the German university was contained in a letter dated May 16, 2019 and was addressed to the University’s Director of Research and Innovation, Wellington Oyibo.

Report revealed that the university’s beneficiary institute is expected to carry out research activities on the thematic areas of mobility, otherwise regarded as migration, and core issues of traditional knowledge.

The project, which will run for seven years, will allow the institute to draw EURO120,000 annually for the next seven years for research activities.

The fund, according to UNILAG, is only meant for the procurement of required facilities such as video-conferencing laboratory, human resources, among others.

UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe told newsmen he thanked God that the University of Lagos was found worthy of the opportunity, adding that it is just one of the many research grants won by the institution within the 16 months of his administration.

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