Covenant, Cranfield Agree to Work on Various Projects
Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State and Cranfield University, a British postgraduate and research-based public university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management, have resolved to work together on different research projects.
That was the outcome of various meetings and discussions held between representatives of Covenant University and a visiting team from Cranfield University, led by its Director of Energy and Power, Professor Feargal Brennan.
Speaking at a meeting with the Management of Covenant University at the end of his team’s visit to the University on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Professor Brennan, who was accompanied by the International Partnerships Manager, Marketing, Communications and Development, Cranfield University, Mrs. Samina Mosood, said that representatives of both Covenant and Cranfield have put together a list of projects to work on, especially bordering on students exchange and short courses.
A document on the agreements detailing areas of collaboration, he said, would be made available in a few weeks’ time. “The most important thing is to see the agreements become practicable,” he added.
Researchers from Covenant University and Cranfield University, it will be recalled, had in November 2016 held series of teleconference meetings bordering on different fields of research engagements, which included Wind Power Generation, Entrepreneurship, Petroleum Engineering, and General Energy/Solar.
Other areas of interest discussed in the series of meetings were Sustainable Rural Infrastructure, Mechatronics Engineering, Water and Environment, Material Science, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City, and Agrifood.
According to Professor Brennan, after last year’s meeting on Skype, Cranfield had decided that there was synergy between the two universities. “Discussions were held over past few months to ensure academics in Cranfield and CU are linked together to develop relationships,” he said
Highlighting areas of agreements, the Dean, College of Engineering, Covenant University, Professor Christian Bolu, who was the lead discussant for the Covenant working group, said the two universities had concrete agreements on Wind Power, Solar Energy, Solar Refrigerant, Oil and Gas, short courses of international nature, and a conference on energy proposed for next quarter of 2017 among others.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, who said that he was overwhelmed by the amount of things covered on Professor Brennan’s visit, promised that the management of Covenant University will give total support to the actualization of the agreements reached.
“Both universities have to identify champions in different fields and link them together,” Professor Atayero enthused.