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Looking for an international business hub? Come to London!


For Nigerian student Dr Eyenimi Ndiomu, London’s position as an international business hub is one of the key benefits of studying in London. Founder of Ubenwa – a mobile app that detects whether a newborn baby is struggling to breathe – Eyenimi was recently shortlisted for the International Student Innovation Award.

Before coming to London, Eyenimi completed his first degree in medicine in Nigeria and worked as a lead physician in a rural community in southern Nigeria for three years. This experience, coupled with his exposure volunteering with the Fisher Foundation – a research-focused non-governmental organisation involved in community projects in healthcare and education – motivated him to come to London to continue his studies.

Eyenimi said: “The educational system in London offered the necessary tools and resources for academic and professional development. From the renowned professors in the field of public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to access to extensive information technology facilities for research. London gave me the opportunity to connect with people from different parts of the world.”

Commenting on what inspired him to develop Ubenwa, Eyenimi said: “Birth asphyxia is a global problem, largely affecting developing countries where limited access to skilled medical personnel, diagnostic devices, electricity, and other logistic factors make it difficult to make prompt diagnosis. Having worked in medical centres in Nigeria, and witnessing cases of birth asphyxia, there is an urgent need for a cheaper, effective and more practical way of diagnosing this problem.”

Explaining the potential impact of his app, Eyenimi said: “If Ubenwa becomes available to community health workers and clinicians involved in the management of newborns, it could help prevent up to two million newborn babies dying every year. Children would be objectively monitored with ease and abnormalities spotted early to prevent complications.”

Aside from the educational benefits of London, Eyenimi also commented on what he likes most about the capital. “London is a very friendly place and you meet people from different parts of the world. You won’t only learn about British culture but you will get to know other cultures from different parts of the world. It is such a beautiful place and there are always things to see when you are not studying. London is an international business hub attracting multiracial, multicultural and multitalented people with lots of opportunities while studying and afterwards.”

Summing up the capital in three words, Eyenimi added: “London is multicultural, cosmopolitan, and exciting!” For more information about Eyenimi, see our student innovation video.

London is a dream city and a hub for design

Indian student Surabhi Mittal comments on her experience of studying in the capital For Indian student Surabhi Mittal, her passion for design lead her to London to study at University of the Art’s Central Saint Martins. Shortlisted for the inaugural International Student Innovation Award for her Paper Mache Tea Set, Surabhi spoke to Study London […]

Winner of the International Student Innovation Award announced

Luca Alessandrini, a student from Italy, was crowned ‘London’s most innovative international student’ at a celebratory event in London yesterday. Luca beat off fierce competition from hundreds of other international students from 49 different countries to win the £10,000 International Student Innovation Award. A potential game changer in the music industry, Luca has created two […]

Shining a spotlight on international student innovation

With just a day to go until the International Student Innovation Award, we’ll soon be announcing the winner of the £10,000 prize to help kick start one lucky student’s innovative business idea. Hundreds of entries have been received from 49 different countries reflecting the incredible range of talent emerging from across London’s universities. Study London […]

Scouting for talent for the Innovation Award 2016

With the deadline for our new International Student Innovation Award fast approaching, the Study London team has been out and about scouting for talent at some of the capital’s recent graduate shows. We’ve seen some excellent innovative ideas from the degree shows at the AA School of Architecture; the University of the Arts London at […]

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