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REDEEMER'S UNIVERSITY BECOMES TWO TIME WINNER OF SEEDING LABS AWARD
For a university that is fast establishing itself as a continental powerhouse in innovation and research in Africa based on its recognisable achievements in Science, it came not as a surprise as the Department of Biological Sciences of the College of Natural Sciences of the Redeemer's University joined other 14 universities around the world to win 2017 Seeding Labs Instrumental Access award from a pool of 65 applications received from 24 countries.
The award, according to Seeding Labs, provides a foundation for other critical resources that allow scientists to generate new knowledge, leverage sustainable funding, and better prepare students for the scientific workforce and innovation economy.
The 2017 awardees are the most geographically diverse group in the Seeding Labs history , encompassing 13 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
Speaking at the event to unveil this year grantees in Cambridge, Massachusetts, recently, the Seeding Labs' founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Nina Dudnik said that his organisation believes that the global scientific community is strongest when everyone can fully and actively contribute to scientific progress, and that he is honoured that his organisation will be part of catalysing research and teaching in the institutions that were chosen this year.
This is the second time that Redeemer's University is winning the award. The Department of Chemical Sciences was the first to win the Seeding Labs award in 2016 and that sterling performance motivated its counterpart in the Department of Biological Sciences to apply for this year award which it won.