Ogundipe made the disclosure during a visit to the News Agency of Nigeria Lagos Office.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Monday said that academic staff attracted about N1.25 billion research grants to the university in the past one year.
Ogundipe made the disclosure during a visit to the News Agency of Nigeria Lagos Office.
According to the vice-chancellor, the university has made much efforts to attract funds to develop research in the realisation that only government or the university cannot fund research.
He said: “We have also made submissions to some calls through multi-disciplinary cluster groups we created.
“The African Centre of Excellence for Drug Discovery, Herbal Medicine and Regulatory Science, headed by Prof. Olukemi Ogunkoya, won a World Bank NUC-National Universities Commission call for African Centre of Excellence Impact.
“The grant is worth over $4.5 million (about N1.5 billion)
“The executive secretary of the NUC was particularly impressed with the university’s nine submissions and the enthusiasm shown by the research teams that submitted different proposals.”