The Federal University, Dutsinma (FUDMA) Katsina State, has won an N32m research grant from the National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretoria, South Africa.
The institution’s spokesperson, Habibu Umar, said the grant would be used to carry out collaborative research.
Umar, in a statement, said the fund would be used for trans-disciplinary research for pathways to sustainability and collaborative research action.
“NRF is an agency of the South African government created to contribute to national development by supporting, promoting and advancing research and human capacity development through funding and provision of necessary research infrastructure, to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including humanities, social sciences and indigenous knowledge.
“Its vision is to identify and initiate partnerships with role-players within and beyond the national system of innovation to respond to national priorities and international agendas that will benefit society and ensure a better life for all.
“The university’s director, research and development, Dr. Muhammad Garba, who announced the development, said the funds would be judiciously utilised for the purpose it was meant for.”
The vice chancellor, Prof. Armaya Bichi, while congratulating the university community for the feat, assured that he would continue to strengthen the institution to attract more grants that will boost staff and students’ capacity.
He commended the university’s directorate of research and development for securing the grant and putting the institution in a global perspective, which is in line with its vision and mission.