Linkages and Advancement

About Us
The Directorate of Linkages and Advancement is the Unit of the University that is saddled with the responsibility of linking the University with the outside world via a paradigm shift in working with the university to identify, create and disseminate opportunities for mutual and strategic collaborations across disciplines and stakeholders; and to negotiate and implement partnerships for the overall standing and development of the University and its partners. The Directorate of Linkages and Advancement of the Federal University of Lafia, which was hitherto, known as “Advancement Office,” was the creation of the pioneer Vice Chancellor of the University in 2014, with the objectives of promoting the image/vision of the University; marketing the University brand; sustaining harmonious relationship between the University and its Alumni; prospect for benefactors and enlist stakeholder support create a robust data base of the activities of the Directorate and friends of the University, among other relevant issues. This office started with three sections; the Alumni Relations, Communication and Marketing, and Prospects and Proposal sections respectively. Upon the assumption of office of the third Vice Chancellor of the University, in proactive Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman however, he came up with a robust blueprint, aimed at placing the varsity among the best five in the African sub region. To achieve his ambitiously tall but noble goal, the Vice Chancellor immediately embarked on novel approaches like the upgrading and restructuring of the former Advancement office, to its current enviable status in March 2021.

I.Promoting and facilitating cutting-edge research, including collaborative and disciplinary research, in areas related to the goals of the University
II.Building and providing sufficient support for a community of innovative researchers to enhance research capacity at the University, and to increase internal and external research opportunities for Faculty, Post-Doctoral, Fellows and graduate students
III.Developing networks between the research center and researchers in the field in the public and private sectors, locally, nationally and internationally
IV.Acting as the nexus between the University and the community with respect to research initiatives of mutual benefits
V.Research and Creativity, Fairs & Exhibitions
VI.Policy and Academic Resourcing
VI.Promotion of Intellectual and Creative Thoughts Contents
Aims & objectives

. To serve as a formidable link between the university and its friends, and carry out strategic activities to attract resources within and outside the university.
. To provide a viable platform for upgrading and marketing the university brand, staff and students who excell in their academic programs for the attention of local and international benefactors, interested stakeholders, and targeted end-users.
. To sustain mutual relationship with the university Alumni
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