Vice-Chancellor's Outlook on Linkages and Advancement as Contained in his Inaugural Address to 408th Meeting of Senate, June 23, 2017
On the assumption of office in June 2016 as 7th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Professor Francis C. Eze made known his views and expectations on Linkages and Advancement. These views were clearly articulated in the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Address to the 408th Meeting of Senate held on June 23, 2017.
The highpoints of this Inaugural Address as it relates to University Linkages and Advancement include:
Adoption of new approaches to cross-disciplinary research and exploration of outstanding international research collaboration.
Sourcing partnership with research funders
Raising the profile of our research activities and expertise locally and globally
Exploration of innovative staff exchange with industry and government via the FUTO Research and Technology Park facilities.
Ensuring attractiveness of FUTO as an internationally significant institution and support new staff for enhanced effectiveness
Brokering strategic partnership between academics, industry, specialists and other institutions to enhance the development of graduate attributes in students
Creating lifelong links with Alumni and the wider Nigerian society, which are mutually beneficial and which bring richness to our student experience.
Developing and deriving benefits from local and global strategic partnerships and collaborations with other leading universities, the commercial sector and governmental and civil society organizations, which are built on excellence and driven by shared academic interests.