ACEII-PTRE is one of the 24 African Centers of Excellence funded by the World Bank ACE II Project that aims to provide high quality training and research within the African Region. The World Bank ACE II project support runs for 5 years during which the centers will be entrenched in the university system for sustainability. The main objective of the center is to train highly skilled manpower in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy through research, innovation and technology transfer for enhancement of the manufacturing sector. 


To be a Center of Excellence in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy through training, research, innovation and technology development for the enhancement of industrial sector.


To provide highly trained, skilled and empowered human capacity in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy, with the potential to develop innovative products of high value and quality, offer services and solutions for the industrial sector.

OBJECTIVES OF PTRE (Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy)

Overall objective :

To advance technology development and innovation in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable energy through delivery of quality post-graduate training and collaborative research in the regional priority areas.

Specific objectives:

To strengthen:
1.    Education Capacity excellence in terms of quality postgraduate training.
2.    Research Capacity excellence and outreach service in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable energy.
3.    Innovation and technology development in the industrial and manufacturing sectors.
4.    Sustainability of research and training through enhancement of facilities.