UNILAK welcomes RCEES-CAS for collaborative research on water and soil

In a bid to foster international collaborations and advance research in crucial environmental fields, UNILAK proudly hosted a delegation from the Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences, led by Prof Ming Yang, the Director of CAS-TWAS Centre for Excellence for Water and Environment (CEWE) in RCEES.

The visit which took place on Monday, the 11th December, 2023 aimed at exploring potential avenues of cooperation in vital research areas concerning water and soil ecosystems.

Representatives from RCEES were received with warmth and enthusiasm by UNILAK faculty members and researchers.

They arrived at UNILAK with a shared vision of enhancing scientific cooperation and knowledge exchange. The focus of their visit revolves around identifying potential areas of collaboration in researching water quality, soil health, and sustainable environmental practices.

Professor Ming Yang, heading the delegation from RCEES, expressed excitement about the prospects of joint research initiatives, emphasizing the significance of collaborative efforts in understanding and mitigating environmental issues.

“By pooling our expertise and resources, we can make significant strides in safeguarding our planet’s critical ecosystems,” remarked Professor Ming.

UNILAK, eagerly anticipates the opportunities that this collaboration presents. The university’s faculty members specializing in environmental studies have been actively engaged in discussions with the visiting delegation, exchanging ideas and exploring avenues for joint research projects and academic exchanges.

The discussions between the two parties have centered on a range of topics, including water purification technologies, soil conservation strategies, ecosystem restoration, and the impact of human activities on natural environments.

Dr. Emmanuel Hakizimana, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academics and Research at UNILAK, highlighted the university’s commitment to leveraging diverse perspectives and methodologies for innovative solutions.

“Both UNILAK and RCEES-CAS share a commitment to leveraging scientific advancements for the betterment of society and the planet. The collaborative efforts envisaged during this visit are meant to contribute significantly to the global scientific community’s understanding of eco-environmental dynamics,” remarked Dr. Emmanuel.

The visit of the esteemed delegation from the Research Center for Eco-environmental Sciences marks a significant milestone for both institutions, heralding a new chapter in collaborative research efforts aimed at preserving the environment.

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