Foreign groups’ books donation to boost research excites FUOYE

* VC receiving the books from Prof. Lawal

The Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina, has taken delivery of books donated to the university by the European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence (EPNOE) in partnership with SpringerBriefs.

The donation is in recognition of the research activities of the Macromolecular Chemistry Group in FUOYE’s Department of Chemistry, headed by Professor Olayide Lawal.

Fasina described the donation from well recognized organizations such as EPNOE and Springer as a positive step towards recognition of FUOYE internationally as a university with commitment to excellence in research and productivity.

The VC, who promised to ensure that FUOYE enjoyed more international opportunities towards improving research and teaching, said, “My administration is committed to opening wide doors of opportunity for research partnership with international organizations for the benefits of improving on teaching and research in this university.

“l am assuring you, as we develop our university in other areas of infrastructure, welfare and wellbeing packages, we will also ensure that opportunities from global organizations are tapped for the advancement of research and teaching in our great university.”

The VC, who lauded EPNOE and SpringerBriefs for the generous donation, directed that the books, which cover wide areas in multidisciplinary research/study relevant to faculties of Science, Social Science, Arts, Engineering and Agriculture, be moved to the University Library for the benefit of students and staff of FUOYE.

Lawal, a professor of Industrial and Macromolecular Chemistry, delivered the books to the VC on behalf of the President of EPNOE, Prof. Pedro Fardim of Department of Chemical Engineering, KU, Leuven, Belgium.

Lawal said that FUOYE was nominated for the book donation by the Institute for Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany (FSU).

The don said that EPNOE had equally promised to feature FUOYE and the activities of its Macromolecular Chemistry group on its website, newsletter and other media, thereby increasing the global presence of the university.

Recall that the VC, Prof. Fasina and Prof. Lawal, who is the Director of Research, had earlier visited Germany to seek collaboration and partnership with some research institutes and part of the fruits of the visit is the donation of books among other benefits already brought to advance research and teaching in FUOYE.

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