The University of Nigeria Nsukka Extends its Worldwide Recognition

The University of Nigeria Nsukka Extends its Worldwide Recognition

The

University of Nigeria Nsukka is now the 39 member

of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Virtual Institute

with the Department of Economics as its lead representative.

The University of Nigeria Nsukka Extends its Worldwide Recognition

on the Virtual Institute programme and its inclusion brings the number of

countries represented in Africa to 13 and 42 worldwide.

UNN is the first university in Nigeria to be enrolled

institutions in developing countries with capacity building in research and

policy advocacy.

The Virtual Institute assists

behalf of the university, UNN’s cooperation with the Virtual Institute

will be coordinated by Hyacinth Ichoku, a senior lecturer at the

Department of Economics who is responsible for courses on macroeconomic

policies, economics of international trade, and foreign direct investment. His

research covers health economics as well as various aspects of poverty

analysis.

According to a statement released on

capacity-building and networking programme for academic institutions in

developing and transition countries. UNCTAD Virtual Institute’s aim is to help

higher institutions strengthen their teaching and research capacity in the area

of trade, investment and development, and increase the policy orientation and

relevance of their work.

The Virtual Institute is a

institution as it serves as a step further toward achieving its goal of being a

globally competitive, research-focused university, responsive to the needs of

society and delivering world-class education and knowledge, according to the

Vice Chancellor Bartho Okolo.

This development comes as a boost to the

institutional advancement and internationalisation scheme, UNN had

signed alliances or affiliations with over 110 global institutions, from

universities to research institutes. UNN is hosting the UNESCO Category2

International Centre for Biotechnology.

Okolo said that as part of its

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