Energy studies involve interactions across various disciplines of natural and applied sciences, engineering, social sciences and law. The Centre through its various programmes will undertake comparative studies and apply results and lessons from countries at the frontier of knowledge and practices to energy policy issues in the region. It will push the students further toward the contemporary intellectual frontiers of knowledge through series of intensive courses and seminars taught by leading international and industry experts.
The planned collaboration among institutions within and outside Nigeria, and with regional and international professional organizations will open channels to current developments in energy economics research, energy technology development and practices in energy policy and regulation globally. The Centre will provide for collaboration in course and textbook development, teaching, external examination, and joint thesis supervision. The Centre will leverage on international best practices in all aspects of energy economics and law – oil and gas, power, renewable energy, and climate change through effective collaboration with participating institutions.
The Centre will promote collaboration with industry, government and civil society. Also, it will promote industry connection through the use of adjunct lecturers, seek industry input to the course content to ensure relevance and seek industry recommended student as part of in-service training programme. It will spin off short courses to be delivered in-house and stand alone as a strategy to continuously tap into industry thinking and also to share the Center’s “Best Practices”. The Curriculum will be developed through feedback from industry interface described above and changes in government initiatives. Overall, collaboration shall cover four major areas namely: training for capacity building, research, outreach and staff development.