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.
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.
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
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
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