WTO chair for TRADE 1

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!


TRADE team celebrating

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.

You can read more about the WTO Chairs Programme here.

Congratulations to Prof Viviers and her hard working team from the School of Economics and the subject group Agricultural Economics.

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