Faculty plays host to Feodor Lynen research fellow

Belinda Bantham -- Fri, 06/26/2020 - 12:53

Faculty plays host to Feodor Lynen research fellow

Through its purpose to excel in innovating teaching and learning, and by conducting cutting-edge research, the North-West University (NWU) is a prime academic destination for international scholars.

Most recently, the NWU’s Faculty of Humanities proudly announced that Prof Erhabor Idemudia, a research professor in Clinical Psychology, will host the international Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship for postdoctoral research recipient at the Mahikeng Campus.

This year saw the prestigious fellowship, as awarded by the Alexander Humboldt Foundation, being awarded to Dr Adekunle Adedeji. Dr Adedeji will for the duration of the scholarship busy himself with a research project at the NWU, and will reside in Mahikeng. He will be hosted by Prof Idemudia, who is also a Humboldt Foundation alumnus (or Humboldtian) himself.

The aim of the fellowship is to promote international cultural dialogue and academic exchange.

According to Prof Idemudia it is an exceptional honour to become a member of the Humboldt family since the selection criteria is solely based on academic excellence. In much the same way, it is an equally exceptional honour to act as a host and this decision is based on proven research accomplishments.  

Prof Idemudia has been an Alexander Humboldt Foundation fellow since 2002. In 2015 he also received the Georg-Forster Life Time Achievement Award in Research from the Foundation.

Prof Erhabor Idemudia