The School of LiSBE (Continue'd)
Departments in LiSE
- Global Health and Bio-Medical Sciences (GHBM) link to the respective staff
- Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation (SABC)
- Food Biotechnology and Nutritional Sciences (FBNS)
- Bio-Engineering (BioE)
The School of Life Sciences and Bio-Engineering (LiSBE) seeks to stage-manage its core functions using creative, knowledgeable, and imaginative working teams, comprising core scientists, visiting/part-time scientists, post-docs and postgraduate students. The school endeavours to achieve global academic excellence with local relevance, such that the research platforms will turn domestic challenges into domestic advantages. Graduates of this school will be well equipped with theoretical knowledge, practical skills and experience in using cutting-edge technology to apply biological principles to solve problems across a spectrum of important life science applications. Career paths open to the graduates include research positions in academia and/or industry but also business management and techno-preneurship, due to strategically structured curricula, which combines both, biological and engineering knowledge on one side, and business and humanities concepts, on the other.
Degree Programmes in the School of LiSBE
The school of Life Sciences and Bioengineering offers a MSc and PhD in Life Sciences and in Bioengineering. In addition, the school is offering a MSc in Public Health Research since the academic year 2015/2016 and a MSc Conservation Management of African Ecosystems since the academic year 2016/2017. There is further a planned MSc in Nanotechnology through CREATES-FNS (development of curriculum under way). The School also offers MSc and PhD programmes by pure research only, including few short courses to equip students with necessary research and writing skills.
The School emphasizes on innovative and cutting-edge research, which is aimed at providing answers to problems facing the community and industry. MSc and PhD candidates must conduct research and subsequently write and defend their dissertations or theses to qualify for the degree award. Currently, research conducted at the School focuses on the following research themes; Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Security; Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management; Human and Animal Health in the context of Eco-Health, as described in the NM-AIST Research and Innovation Agenda.