At FIRAT, we prioritize and conduct research that are impacting and feed into development of people everywhere and nations. The spread of our research activities cover development challenges facing Nigeria and many African countries. Our research domains include Life sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Water, Food and Agriculture, Social and Management sciences, Physical Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Education, Entrepreneurship and other emerging fields of knowledge that transform lives for better, healthy, happy society for all.
We conduct training to build capacity for development. We work with those (Institutions, groups and Individuals) who have strong inclination for truth through research that is impacting and desire translation of their work into productive outcomes; creating new learning, future jobs and wealth. Our mission keeps us at the front line of undertaking and facilitating training and building effective capacity for professional research opportunities; opportunities that make researchers inclusion in the development of African nations easier. The training we offer places researchers in a continuous process of specialized evolution, generating new knowledge, solutions, skills and capabilities within a holistic, practical, and applicable context.
FIRAT focuses on Translation to bridge the existing gaps between research and solutions in many areas of academic, industry and development disciplines. Discrepancies between evidence-based, efficacious interventions and solutions, and what actually occur in practice could be frustrating, slowing down development. The huge investment in research in most African countries is yet to translate into well deployed solutions for development. The universities, research institutions and others, face translational challenges today. At FIRAT we are set to strengthen Translation of researches and findings for development of SMEs, Industries and other Institutions for development of people and society.
This Division, not only promotes innovation, but assumes potential adopter for innovations that are preferred not used in the form they are proposed, and translate them into a form that suits their needs. It is recognized that the processes leading to innovation are neither linear nor straightforward. Thus the translation of research would involve the mix of increasingly varied factors to exploit science, technology and innovation to benefit society.