Professor Firibu Saalia Appointed O.R. Thambo Africa Research Chair in Food Science and Technology

Starting October 13, 2020 - Ending October 13, 2021

Professor Firibu Saalia of the University of Ghana School of Engineering Sciences has been appointed O.R. Thambo Africa Research Chair in Food Science and Technology by the O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative (ORTARChI). This is one of 10 Research Chairs appointed across Africa.

Professor Saalia’s award is in recognition of pioneering work in food processing, safety and quality.

The ORTARChl Research Chairs are usually appointed for individual leadership and for the commitment of host universities to supporting high-quality research.

 

Media Invitation

Members of the media and the public are invited to the official launch of the Chairs on 27 October, as part of the 2020 Tambo Month Celebrations.

The virtual event will be a panel discussion led by South Africa’s Minister of Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande and will be held on what would have been O.R. Tambo’s 103rd birthday. Details of the O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative Launch:

Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Time: 14:30 – 16:30 SAST (12:30 – 14:30 GMT)

To register for the event, please go to:

 

https://www.nrf.ac.za/or_tambo_africa_research_chairs_initiative_launch/

 

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