BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN
Habtemichael Habtetzion, our Eritrean scientist completing his PhD in Aquaculture at the world famous Nanjing Agricultural University in China has continued to gain recognition as an outstanding student as well as piling up contributions to prominent scientific journals.
Articles detailing the advanced experiments in fish nutrition that Habtemichael (aka Habtet) has been leading (several Chinese scientists work under Habtet’s leadership in each project) have been published in the journal of Aquaculture and the British Journal of Nutrition and Aquaculture.
Habtet has also been recommended by his University for a National Award entitled “Recommendation of 2015 Distinguished Foreign Students Scholarship Candidates“. Nanjing Agricultural University – College of International Education reported
“based on overall evaluation of applicants from aspects of studying performance, overall performance in China and university, social activity participation, certificates awarded, etc., we are happy to recommend following 3 students who are excellent in all aspect as the candidates to represent our university to compete for 2015 CSC Distinguished Foreign Students Scholarship.“
Habtet will also recieve an award this weekend as the “Excellent International Student in the first semester of 2015”.
Habtetsion remains on track for an accelerated graduation for his Ph.D in May of 2016 and is looking forward to returning home to Eritrea to help kick start Eritrea’s aquaculture industry which he is convinced can lead to Eritrea becoming a world class center for aquaculture development and Scientific research.