Varsity commences research on space physics
As part of efforts to boost research in the country, Anchor University (AU) has finalised collaboration with the management of Indian Centre for space physics.
Vice chancellor, Prof. Joseph Afolayan who spoke during the inspection of radio wave equipment given to the institution by the centre said the institution is ready to explore distinctive ways to promote research and ensure that its students are exposed to the best training available anywhere in the world.
The Centre for Space Physics is an Indian-based research organisation dedicated to leading and advanced investigations in space science, astronomy and astrophysics.
Afolayan, who expressed excitement at the development, added that the collaboration to do research in space science is a proof that they are in the right direction and ordered that work on the installation of the equipment should commence immediately.
Head, Physics Department, Anchor University, Dr. Victor Nwankwo said his visit to India was productive as the management of the centre was positive about the proposal to work with the institution.
Nwankwo added that one of the donated tools produced by the centre was given to AU and, once installed, would be able to receive signal and work on data from the ionosphere.
“This will help us to study atmospheric activities and use the data for research and learning in Anchor University,” he noted.