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JUST IN: Prof. Hilary I. Inyang to speak at 1st Baze University Information, Technology, Research & Innovation Week
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By Eyo Nsima

Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria, has invited Professor Hilary I. Inyang to speak at its 1st Information, Technology and Research Innovation Week on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from 10:00 am to 13:00 pm.
He will be speaking on, “Fostering Quality Assurance and Innovative Teaching and Research Practices.”

According to the University, Information Technology, Research and Innovation week celebrates exciting and innovative ideas, the first of its kind in Baze University.

This five-day event aims to bring together students, researchers, technologists, and innovators of all levels and disciplines to share and present innovative ideas, results, successes, and challenges.

The theme of this maiden event is “Enhancing Institutional Research and Graduate Employability”, which will be at the heart of this week’s plethora of interactive activities.

It added: “We will be hosting job fairs, internship placements, exhibitions, hackathons and demos, engagements with Alumni, Industry, International organizations, Government and Non-governmental Organisations, power talks and workshops.”

Profile

Prof. Hilary I. Inyang is a world-renowned researcher, expeditionist and educator in the areas of environmental science and engineering, geohazards, energy systems and international development. He is a member of the Education Caucus of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and served for two terms (1997-2001) as Chair of the Science Advisory Board (Engineering Committee) of USEPA in Washington DC, USA.

He is a former Duke Energy Distinguished Professor and Director of the Global Institute of Energy and Environmental Systems of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA, former Dupont Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science and Director of CEEST, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA, former President of the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria, and former Vice Chancellor of the Botswana International University of Science and Technology.

He chaired the Steering Committee of the Africa Science Plans under the auspices of the International Council for Science, UNESCO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa He has authored several research proposals and won about 50 research grants from several agencies including the US National Research Foundation, Sandia National Laboratories (USA), General Electric Corporation, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the African Development Bank.

He has won more than 20 professional prizes and Is a former AAAS/USEPA Environmental Science and Engineering Fellow, US National Research Council Young Investigator and Eisenhower/Randolph Fellow. He has authored about 270 publications and served on 29 journal editorial boards. He won the 2013 Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) in science and technology and is a Fellow of both the African Academy of Science and the Geological Society of London. He is also a Poet.

Baze University

Similarly, Baze University is a distinctive quality-based educational institution making a difference in the nation’s history through the positive impact of its service and graduates’ output.

It was established to maintain a more suitable academic environment, synergizing world-class human capital and the best technology for creating and impacting knowledge to develop and modernize the Nigerian society.

The University aims to be a distinctive quality-based educational institution, making difference in the nation’s history through the positive impact of its services and its graduate output.

Baze delivers quality by having experienced international staff, superb teaching equipment, overseas external examiners, and first-rate buildings to guarantee standards.

The main Campus is 6km from Abuja Central Area, on Jabi Airport Road Bypass Ring Road (See Map). Academic/Social activities commenced in the Academic and Administrative (Ahmadu Abubakar) building, the Social Area and the Sports Complex (see Campus). Baze has another site at Bwari for further development. Abuja is in the centre of Nigeria, and has excellent air and road links.

Technology is fast revolutionizing the world and we aim to be a part of the revolution. Our interest in the subject is reflected in our recent hosting of the event that focused on the importance of drone technology in development programmes.

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