NMI’s Key Milestones
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2010 - 2012
is established as a centre for excellence for Oil & Gas studies. The institute is currently under construction within
the AUST Campus in Abuja-Nigeria.
launched its first inter-campus networking between the AUST and 2iE marking the first successful landmark for NMI
Science and Technology (AUST).
NMI fosters a long-term partnership with the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering
(2iE)-Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2iE). The Institute would serve as a regional
Advancement of Science and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa is incorporated (Delaware, USA).
implementation and infrastructure development is hosted in the capital city. The Government of the region committed
contributions to include up to 200 hectares of land for the AIST Campus in the West African Region.
establishes a multidisciplinary African Scientific Committee made up of eminent African scientists, drawn from
African-based institutions and from the Diaspora, especially from leading institutions in the US and
during the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Poverty and Employment in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, under the
leadership of President Olusegun Obasanjo (Also President of the AU at the time).
initiative is presented to the African Union Leadership during the AU Meeting held in Addis Ababa.
Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Third World Academy of Sciences, the World Bank Institute,
and other institutions, established the AIST Independent Scientific Advisory Board. This board was made up of nine
scientists selected from around the world; the Advisory Board provides quality assurance and brings to bear the North
and Latin American, European and Asian experience in sciences and engineering. The Independent Scientific Advisory Board
held its first meeting in July, 2004.
Partnerships for Africa’s Development) Meeting on Science and Technology in Johannesburg, South