INAUGURATION OF THE COUNCIL & FIRST CONFERENCE HOSTING

"The University of Ibadan Facilitating ‘Knowledge Economy’ for National Development" Sustainable national development in emerging economies benefits from a strong cornerstone predicated on the ability to translate new knowledge generated from research to innovations, strategies and evidence for pragmatic policies. The platform for translating research to innovations represents a critical component for sustainable socioeconomic development of emerging economies.

THINK TANK FOR CONSENSUS BUILDING & AGENDA FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

A General Operations Guideline (GoG) was developed by the UI-Research Foundation for the ‘Think Tank’ following consultations and interactions with opinion leaders, decision makers, research leaders and input by a group of stakeholders convened by the Director, UI-Research Foundation. Responses of those consultations and meetings were encouraging and supportive of the need for the ‘Think Tank’.

NATIONAL THINK TANK FOR TRANSLATING RESEARCH TO INNOVATIONS, STRATEGIES AND EVIDENCE FOR POLICIES

Prof. A. I. Olayinka Translating research to innovation, strategies and evidence to guide policies on Agriculture, Energy, Health, Infrastructure and National Security is critical for national development. The economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) are enjoying   the dividends of translating research to innovations that   generate new products and novel strategies.

DEVELOPING FUTURE RESEARCH LEADERS FOR NIGERIA

The  University of Ibadan  Research Foundation  has developed  a  Research  Career  Development Grant Initiative (CGD)  designed to strengthen  the  research base and  enhance  the  scholastic  standards  at  the  University of Ibadan.  The  current  phase   of  the initiative  focuses   on  Agriculture,  Energy, Health  and  Humanities  The  University of Ibadan  through CDG  provides  funding  support  to    young  members  of  the  University  in their  efforts  to  develop  expertise  and  become  leaders  in research areas  relevant  to    the  missi

UI CREATING PLATFORM ON NEURO SCIENCES AND STUDIES OF BRAIN DEGENERATIVE DISORDERS

Genomic experts trained  by  the  University of  Ibadan  are  returning  to pioneer  new frontiers in  medicine   and  bio medical  research  for   health. UI-RESEARCH FOUNDATION  is supportingResearch  Leaders  to develop genomic techniques using Adult Neural  Stem Cell from African Giant  rats  as models  for  studies and  prospecting  for  interventions  for  demyelinating diseases , epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke  related  dementia and  Alzheimer’s disease.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

UI-RESEARCH FOUNDATION is supporting Experts from  disciplines  including Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Agricultural technology, Forest  Resource Management, Petroleum engineering, Agronomy and  Geology    working  together   to  build  upon  renewable energy projects  that  produced 15 KW  power  with  a  grant  from MacArthur  Foundation  and  UI- Research Foundation.

Framework and Implementation Plan for the UI-Research Foundation

 

The objectives of the UI-Research Foundation will be achieved through collective participation of the staff and support of the university leadership. Efforts will be devoted to maintain and enhance collaborations with international and regional agencies, institutions and global initiatives that provide research grants, training and capacity building in areas relevant to the mission of the University of Ibadan.

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