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Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has announced its selection as one of the four institutional beneficiaries of a prestigious German Research Foundation (DFG) grant. This announcement was made in a statement released by the University's Public Relations Officer, Ademola Adesoji, on Tuesday, 16th July 2024.

The statement revealed that the grant focuses on exploring the role of social identities in inter-religious arrangements across sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting UNIOSUN's growing reputation as a hub for innovative and collaborative research.

This two-year, transcontinental research collaboration involves esteemed institutions including the University of Münster, (Germany), the University of Birmingham, (U.K.) École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), the University of Gaston Berger, and Makerere University, Uganda. This partnership will lay the groundwork for future large-scale joint research endeavors and provide mentorship opportunities for early career scholars from the participating universities,” Adesoji remarked.

The research consortium is led by Prof. Dorothea Schulz of the University of Münster, Germany, and includes notable partners such as Prof. Insa Nolte from the University of Birmingham, Prof. Olukoya Ogen from Osun State University, Prof. Marie Miran from EHESS, Dr. Abdourahmeh Seck from the University of Gaston Berger, and Dr. Kasule Joseph from Makerere University. Key components of the research project include:

  1. Establishing a transcontinental scholarly exchange mechanism with a project database and shared literature among the institutions.
  2. Organizing two international workshops in Nigeria and Uganda, and a conference in Münster, Germany.
  3. Hosting a one-month Visiting Fellowship at the University of Münster for Prof. Olukoya Ogen, Dr. Kasule Joseph, Prof. Insa Nolte, and Prof. Marie Miran, during which they will deliver public lectures, participate in workshops and seminars, and co-author two joint research publications.
  4. Promoting knowledge co-production between African and European scholars and bridging the language divide between Anglophone and Francophone Africa.

The statement also revealed that the grant is part of the larger 2019-2025 DFG-funded "Religion and Politics Cluster of Excellence" research grant hosted at the University of Münster, valued at €31 million. The project involves 140 researchers from 10 countries and over 20 disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, focusing on the influence of religion as a catalyst for political and social change globally.

...Commends Dr. Alakija for Philanthropic Gesture and Donation of World-Class Teaching Hospital

In a gesture of appreciation, Governor Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke, the Executive Governor of Osun State and visitor to Osun State University (UNIOSUN), paid a thank-you visit to the University's Chancellor, Apostle Dr. Folorunso Alakija, at the Famfa Oil head office in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday.

Osun State University has announced that a technologist in the Department of Biochemistry Mr. Samuel Akinwale Olawumi has been awarded the Africa Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC) travel grant.

The Governing Council of Osun State University has announced the appointment of Mrs. Atinuke Abosede Oguntunde as the institution's 3rd substantive Registrar, Mr. Muideen Akintayo Lasisi as the 3rd Substantive Bursar, and Dr. Olugbenga Wale Adewuyi as the 3rd Substantive University Librarian.

A lecturer at Osun State University, Dr. Iyanuoluwa Adufe, has been recently selected for the highly esteemed Nigeria Malaria Modelling Fellowship (MMF). Dr. Adufe's selection was confirmed in a statement released by the University's Public Relations Officer, Ademola Adesoji, on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024.

The Management of Osun State University has announced the appointment of Mr. Hammed Olugbenga Adams as Acting Bursar, following the completion of the tenure of the 2nd substantive Bursar, Mr. Bolarinwa Feruke on Tuesday, 2nd April, 2024.

Osun State University has once again showcased its excellence by emerging as the second runner-up at the National Innovation and Technology Expo 2024 Competition, thereby bringing glory to Osun State.

Dr. Olabanji Surakat, a Lecturer in the Department of Zoology at Osun State University, has successfully secured a prestigious research grant valued at $76,790.14 from the END FUND Organisation based in New York, USA.

The Management of Osun State University has announced the appointment of Mr. Marcus Awobifa as the Acting Registrar following the completion of the tenure of the immediate past Registrar, Mr. Gafar Adebayo Shittu, on Thursday, February 29, 2024.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor 'Ayo Clement Adebooye, has appointed Professor Siyan Oyeweso, a distinguished Professor of History from the College of Humanities and Culture, as the Acting Provost of the Postgraduate College.

…As College of Education holds 2024 Annual Lecture

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor ‘Ayo Clement Adebooye, has advocated a transformative shift in Nigeria's educational focus to address communal clashes and foster a peaceful and thriving society. He made this call during the 2024 Annual Lecture of the University’s College of Education, Ipetu-Ijesha, held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the TETFund Building hall, Ipetu-Ijesha.

…Highlights Soil Research and Sustainable Construction Practices in 16th Inaugural Lecture

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Development), Osun State University, Professor Afeez Adefemi Bello, has canvassed the establishment of local road maintenance agencies for effective monitoring and upkeep of major roads in the country.

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