The University of Africa, Toru-Orua (UAT), Nigeria was also established in 2016. Its research focus includes biotechnology applications for food production nutrition security and health, engineering and operations, renewable and non-renewable energy systems, environmental remediation and conservation, oil and gas industry and digitised linguistics. Other areas include applied research leading to enterprise development and entrepreneurship.
The WTUN’s objectives are consistent with those of UAT which are to carry out needs driven research for innovation and development and tackle major challenges such as poverty, climate change and pollution. As a new institution, joining the WTUN enables us to partner with over 20 like-minded universities, drawing on their combined expertise to achieve our goals in a much shorter timeframe.
In specific terms, UAT intends to undertake joint research and collaboration in areas of mutual interest with other WTUN network members as well as exploring suitable opportunities for staff and student exchanges.
— Godwin Poi, Director of Advancement, Linkages and Entrepreneurship, University of Africa, Toru-Orua