Contributions to Economic Development of Science and Technology Institutions in Nigeria and Opportunities for Bilateral Cooperation.
CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY PROGRAM ON SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
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This report analyzes a the characteristics and capabilities of the principal institutions that comprise the science and technology infrastructure in Nigeria, b the potential contribution of these institutions to industrial development, and c opportunities for bilateral cooperation between these institutions and institutions in the United States. Two companion reports analyze similar activities in Malaysia and Colombia. A fourth report presents a cross-country comparison of some of the principal findings in the three country reports. A final report describes the methodology used in carrying out the country studies. Special attention has been given to the interactions among these institutions and between their activities and the activities of production organizations. The emphasis is on science and technology activities which relate directly and indirectly to manufacturing to some aspects of agriculture to the physical infrastructure needed to support industrial development, including transportation, communication, power, and water systems to development of the natural resource base and to the education and training of science and technology professionals and skilled labor. Science and technology directed to medicine, public health, reproductive biology, and nutrition are not considered.
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