On the 8th - 9th of February, 2018, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, supported by the Ogun state Government hosted the first AUIA workshop in Abeokuta, Ogun state; a 2-day workshop on “The Business Case for Academic Research in a Changing World”.
The sessions provided insights into the opportunities for academic research to constructively enable socio-economic development in Africa.
In attendance were over 50 head of departments, vice chancellors and rectors from Ogun State Tertiary Institutions including; Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Ogun State Institute of Technology, Ogun State College of Health Technology, Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Gateway Industrial and Petrol-Gas Institute, Tai-Solarin College of Education, Tai-Solarin University of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University and DS Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic. The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology; Mrs. Modupe Mujota and staff of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Ogun State were also present.
In the coming months, we will provide participating universities with hands-on support in mapping their research expertise and interests with the goal of matching them to opportunities for funding and collaboration.
This is a first of its kind workshop in Nigeria and the intention is to host more across tertiary institutions in Africa in the near future.
You can view more pictures from the workshop here