Philip was nominated by SLU with the following text: Philip Kofi Adom from Ghana finished his PhD thesis in record time, 1.5 years. Philip’s research combine methods and study areas in an innovative way, focusing on how to secure energy systems while balancing environmental quality and economic development. Contrary to common belief, Philip’s research show that goals of economic development and environmental quality are not mutually exclusive, and his findings about how important regulatory framework, institutions and infrastructure are to avoid countries being caught in an energy inefficient trap might affect political development worldwide. With his impressive focus, reflectiveness and dedicated work, Philip is a role model for all students, and an outstanding representative for SLU and Sweden.
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State Secretary Oscar Stenström with Philip Kofi Adom.
Photo Karin Nylund
Global Swede ceremony 2016