Welcome to the 11th Annual Research Conference & Fair

On behalf of the conference planning committee, I am delighted to invite you to participate in the 11th UNILAG Annual Research Conference and Fair (An International Conference of the Sciences and Humanities). The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for Researchers, Practitioners in Industry and Policy Makers to share ideas, research results and practical experiences on emerging issues.

The theme for the 2016 Research Conference and Fair is

Diversification in a developing Economy:
Promoting Academia-Industry Collaboration

Date: Tuesday 8th - Thursday 10th November, 2016.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
Venue: University of Lagos Multipurpose Halls, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.

The conference will include keynote and plenary lectures by invited speakers. Parallel sessions will allow an appreciable number of participants to present results of original research work as oral talks and the poster sessions will also provide an opportunity for discussions. The University of Lagos is situated in the largest metropolitan city in Africa. The University has built a legacy of academic excellence and is now acclaimed publicly as the University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride. The Lagoon front of the University of Lagos is one of our major hallmarks. It is located north of the campus, spanning across a considerable portion of the university and conspicuously observable from the famous third mainland bridge. It is reserved to create a serene relaxation centre with beautifully designed landscape that gives one a relaxed feeling away from all the hustle and bustle of life. As a participant of the Conference, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the paradise of UNILAG! Looking forward to seeing you!
With Warm Regards.
Professor Mopelola A. Olusakin
Chairperson, Conference Planning Committee


The Annual Research Conference is designed to bring together researchers in the academia with industry to provide the platform to share ideas and profer solutions.

The Conference will provide:
  • A forum for researchers and practitioners in industry and Policy Makers to share ideas, research results and practical experiences on emerging issues.

  • An opportunity for interaction between academics and captains of industry.

  • An avenue to connect Researchers with the relevant industries that have pressing needs for research outputs to re-brand their products.

  • A vehicle to enhance the contributions of the industry to economic development via expansion of their production lines based on indigenous technology and employment generation.


  • Partnership for Research Commercialization

  • Entrepreneurship and Curriculum Development

  • MSME Innovations, Local Governance and Risk Management

  • Nature, Conservation, Urban Development and Sustainability

  • Emerging Diseases and Drug Challenges

  • Research as a Catalyst for Ecnosociolegal Development

  • Agricultural Mining and Biomass Energy Utilisation Technology


  • Academic Researchers

  • Industry

  • Policy Makers

  • Developmental Agencies

  • Students

  • Non-Governmental Organizations

  • General Public


Abstract Submission Deadline:
23rd September, 2016
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract:
28th September, 2016
Full Paper Submission Deadline:
7th October, 2016
Notification of Acceptance of Full Paper:
12th October, 2016
Arrival and on-site Registration :
Monday 7th November, 2016


Full Papers should be submitted to "unilagconf@gmail.com" and "unilagconf@unilag.edu.ng" not later than September 12th, 2016. Successfully reviewed papers presented at the conference shall be published in the UNILAG Journal of Humanities (UJH) and UNILAG journal of Medicine, Science and Technology (UJMST).


Participants who wish to take part in the 'Best Poster Competition' should make Poster Presentation (Using A0 sized poster of 33.11 x 46.81 inches) in addition to their choice of Oral Presentation. Awards will be given to the winners. There will be two categories of Awards.

  1. Best Research Award: This is open to all participants.
  2. Faculty Best Research Award- only for University of Lagos participants.

Registration Now in Progress

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