One of the cardinal points of growths that Prof. Sunday Paul Bako mentioned since he was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Taraba State University in March 2022 is to set the trajectory of collaborative growth through linkages with both local and international institutions for proper research growth.
Few months since assumption of office as Vice-Chancellor, Prof Sunday Paul Bako has set down the marker for the international collaborations and linkages offices of the university to engage in creating avenues for collaborations that can aid the research development of both staff and students of the institution.
So far, Taraba State University has linked up progressively with Universiti Tecknologi Malaysia (UTM), University of the Gambia (UTG), Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Institute (AMTDI).
Taraba State University is also in the process of extending its research collaborative partnerships with other international institutions like Humboldt University Berlin Germany where base line discussions are ongoing for the establishment if an Endangered Language Research and Archiving Hub in Taraba State University.
In the process of establishing centre of excellence, Galilee International Management Institute has graciously offered to train one thousand students and young persons from Taraba State in the various aspects of Digital Agriculture.
Taraba State University is also in the process of establishing a Centre for Excellence courtesy of the collaboration with Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN). The agreement between TSU and AMTDI will create an opportunity for joint teaching and practical for students of Mechanical and Electrical engineering who will have access to the Artificial Intelligence Laboratories, Facilities and Mechanical workshops of AMTDI.
To further boost the international process, Taraba State University is in the process of registering with International research and grants giving organizations like ACU, USDA, CODESRIA, AAU, AWAU and WARIMA for bigger and better visibility for the University.
It’s worth mentioning that as part of the drive, the Vive-Chancellor recently became one of the UN-SDG’s ambassadors saddled with promoting the drive towards achieving the UN-SDG’S vision 2030. The Vice-Chancellor has approved the establishment of the Nature Science Research Center which is aimed at achieving the set goals of the SDG’s.