“One of the important responsibilities of a university is research. In the African context, we must be very specific about what we are researching.
When you are a young university like us observing its 20th anniversary, you make your name by the quality of research you produce. we must look at applied research that is focused on social, economic, and applied research.
The focus on applied research most times doesn’t fall onto the mainstream academic journals that enhance the reputation of the institution. This brings a conflict of interest that can be difficult to navigate through. The question becomes should we engage in research that is relevant and applicable in our context or should we do mainstream research that propels our university to the league of top academic institutions.”
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Completed in 2020, the School of Science and Technology (SST) is the latest addition to the Pan-Atlantic University schools and is aimed at “forming competent and socially responsible science and engineering professionals who are committed to the promotion of the common good of society and the advancement of the scientific and engineering profession”.
Special honour is in recognition of the contributions of Elder Felix Ohiwerei, a respected and well-known Nigerian boardroom guru, who was the former Chairman/CEO of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Unilever Plc, Fidson Pharmaceuticals, Jubilee Mortgage Bank and is currently the Chairman Jubilee Mortgage Bank and ARM.