In its effort to proffer workable means to addressing issues of Sustainable Development Goals, Osun state University has established an institute that would offer Master and PhD degree programmes in Sustainable Development Practice, Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage Studies, among other courses.
A statement issued by the Acting Director, Global Affairs and Sustainable Development Institute, Osun state University, Prof Victor Adetimirin, and made available to newsmen at the weekend, stated that SDGs would be attained in no time with the establishment of the institute.
Adetimirin said, “the aim of the institute is to become a centre of excellence in postgraduate teaching and research.”
He said, the institute, GASDI, will offer Master and PhD degree programmes in Sustainable Development Practice, Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage Studies, Leadership and Governance, Peace and Conflict Studies, Climate and Society, and Migration Studies.
“Situated at the core of Yoruba Culture and tradition, the institute is also poised to pursue research and carry out other initiatives on Yoruba and the world.
“We will also run short duration certificate courses in these fields as well as conduct workshops to improve the efficiency of governmental and non-governmental organizations.”
He disclosed that the inaugural international symposium, that will bring together world-renowned scholars and other stakeholders, will take place on 25 and 26 June, 2019 at the Olagunsoye Oyinlola auditorium of Osun state University, Osogbo.
“The keynote address at the symposium will be delivered by Prof Obijiofor Aginam, Deputy Director, and Head of Governance for Global Health, United Nation University-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“The symposium is expected to deepen the discourse and practice of sustainable development,” Adetimirin adr