UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA- UNN JOINS VIRTUAL INSTITUTE AS CORE MEMBER!!

Friends,
We have the pleasure of informing you that the University of Nigeria (UNN)
has just joined the Virtual Institute as a core university member,
bringing the number of countries represented in the Virtual Institute to
13 in Africa, and 42 worldwide.
We owe the first contact with the University to Hilary Nwokeabia from
UNCTAD’s Investment Division. Following a meeting with UNN’s
Vice-Chancellor and his Senior Special Assistant in July, the discussions
about Vi membership and the preparation of relevant documents advanced
smoothly and resulted in the submission of an application in November
2012, and the finalization of membership formalities today.
UNN, located in the town of Nsukka in South-Eastern Nigeria, was founded
by Nigeria’s first president, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, in 1960, the year in
which the country gained political independence. Its aim is to be a
globally competitive, research-focused university, responsive to the needs
of the society and delivering world-class education and knowledge.
The Vi will cooperate with UNN’s Department of Economics at the Faculty of
Social Sciences. The Department offers a BSc, MSc and PhD in Economics,
with, among others, courses in international economics, monetary
economics, financial markets and institutions, fiscal policies, problems
and policies of development, and petroleum economics. Research covers a
range of macroeconomic and trade issues, such as Economic Partnership
Agreements, the ECOWAS common external tariff, foreign portfolio
investment, exchange rates, and the links between trade policy, gender and
poverty.
The cooperation with the Vi will be coordinated by Dr. Hyacinth Ichoku (
ichoku.hyacinth@unn.edu.ng). Hyacinth, holder of a PhD in economics, is a
senior lecturer at the Department of Economics. He is responsible for
courses on macroeconomic policies, economics of international trade, and
foreign direct investment. His research, translated into a wealth of
publications, covers, in addition to health economics, also various
aspects of poverty analysis. Two colleagues will join him to support UNN’s
cooperation with the Vi. Dr. Moses Oduh ( oduhmoses@gmail.com ), teaches
courses on macroeconomic policies, the multilateral trading system and
regional/bilateral trade agreements. The focus of his research is on
foreign investment, trade agreements, and trade and poverty. Dr. Chukwuma
Agu’s ( shookslife@gmail.com ) teaching responsibilities include courses on
macroeconomic policies, trade and poverty, and the multilateral trading
system. In the area of research, he is involved in the analysis of
macroeconomic policies, trade agreements, regional integration,
competitiveness, trade facilitation, foreign direct investment, and trade
and poverty.
The University is ready to share its experience with teaching and advocacy
for trade policies at the country level with other members of the network.
It is also interested in student and staff exchanges, and offers
logistical support and accommodation for such visits.
They hope that Vi membership will enlarge the possibilities for
international cooperation, as well as the international outlook of the
University, and enhance the skills of their staff and students and their
ability to positively influence trade policies of their country.
You will find more information about them in their profile on the Vi
website at
http://vi.unctad.org/members-mainmenu-106/all-members?action=gj.core.groups.showgroup&groupid=89
We would like to welcome the University of Nigeria to the Vi network and
express our hopes for a productive cooperation in the future.
Warm regards,
Vlasta

SOURCE: The University Of Nigeria
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