In some breaking news, Prof Wilma Viviers of the TRADE research niche area heard this afternoon that TRADE has been awarded a World Trade Organisation (WTO) Chair!
The WTO Chairs Programme aims to support and promote trade-related academic activities by universities and research institutions in developing and least-developed countries. In the first phase of the programme fourteen institutions world-wide were selected to host Chairs for a period of four years. Now, in phase two, only seven were selected and TRADE is one of them – any the only one in Africa. For the research niche area this means some additional external funding, research and training opportunities, as well as links to a prestigious global network.
Congratulations to Prof Viviers and her hard working team from the School of Economics and the subject group Agricultural Economics.