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Nellie Oduor

Professional Fellow learns about biomass energy in Scotland

Nellie Oduor is a 2012 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Kenya. Her Fellowship was hosted by the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh In September 2012. I work for the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) as a Deputy Centre Director of the Forest Products Research Centre. Other than the Centre’s administration duties, I […]

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Parliamentary committee recognises value of Commonwealth Scholarships

‘DFID’s support for individuals through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) has been hugely important’, according to the latest report by UK MPs on the Commons Science and Technology Committee. In its report Building scientific capacity for development, the Science and Technology Committee praised Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships as ‘much-valued’ for their role in providing effective support […]

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Pilot solar village

Solar energy and sustainable development – October 2012

A new book ‘Advance in Thin-Film Solar Energy’ (Pan Stanford Publishing 2012)  discusses how solar energy can be used in everyday society as a sustainable source of energy enabling development. The author, Professor IM Dharmadasa (1977 Commonwealth Scholar PhD Solid State Electronics, Durham University), is Professor and Head of the Electronic Materials and Sensors Group at […]

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Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows at the round table with the Science and Technology Select Committee

Scholars discuss science and development with UK MPs

A group of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows had the opportunity to discuss their experiences as researchers in their home countries at a round table with the Commons Science and Technology Committee yesterday. The round table, which was convened as part of the Select Committee’s inquiry into science and international development, gave the MPs a chance […]

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Collen Zalengera, Commonwealth Scholar from Malawi

Malawian Scholar to present poster at Planet under Pressure conference

Collen Zalengera, a Commonwealth Scholar from Malawi, will be giving a poster presentation at the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference, being held in London next March. This major international conference will focus on solutions to the global sustainability challenge, and form an important input to the Rio+20 conference (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development) in […]

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Scholar wins two prizes for MSc studies

Edward Olaniru, 2010 Commonwealth Scholar from Nigeria, recently graduated from his MSc Pharmacology and Biotechnology course at Sheffield Hallam University with a Distinction. He was also awarded two prizes: the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing Biosciences Prize for the postgraduate international student who has made the most significant contribution to the programme, and the Gold Hallam Award for outstanding […]

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