CHEiD documentary research team completes the first leg of its  international benchmark visits

CHEiD documentary research team completes the first leg of its international benchmark visits

The Centre for Higher Education, Innovation and Development (CHEiD) “Rethinking Nigeria’s Higher Education” documentary research team led by its interim CEO, Odinaka Iloh, successfully completed about two weeks benchmark visits to top universities and other institutions shaping South Africa’s innovation ecosystem. Some of the institutions visited include University of the Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and...

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Global trends in Artificial Intelligence

Global trends in Artificial Intelligence

From the time the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first captured in 1956 as just an academic discipline a lot has changed, and in many ways, too. Since then “innovators and researchers have published over 1.6 million AI-related scientific publications and filed patent applications for nearly 340,000 AI-related inventions.” The volume of publications points to the effort already committed by the research community...

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Higher Education: Nigeria’s Lost Opportunity

Higher Education: Nigeria’s Lost Opportunity

Sustainable development seems, in a loose sense, the newest of the world’s recent obsessions – one that commands great attention from global leaders and theorists at the moment. And quite like many of such in the past, its success will be defined by innovation – a word that is quietly supplanting Research & Development in its use and importance in...

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International Research Collaboration, the Yale-Fudan Example

International Research Collaboration, the Yale-Fudan Example

“There is only one world of science out there and this kind of international division of labour makes a lot of sense,” a statement attributed to a former Yale University President, Richard C. Levin, speaks volume about the kind of new mindset Nigerian universities’ Chief Executives need to adopt in our quest to revitalize our institutions and make them more...

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Diversification of an Economy: Why Research & Development Matter

Diversification of an Economy: Why Research & Development Matter

That Nigeria needs to diversify her economy is like music to the ears of many. We have been singing this tune long enough to understand how to make success of diversifying Nigeria’s economy. Alas, we are still here, planning and praying perpetually.  In the wake of the current economic recession, R&D is the way to go if we are ready...

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