It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the University of Abuja. Located in a vibrant and easily-accessible suburb of the Nigerian Federal Capital, the University offers a conducive academic environment for students and scholars alike. Established to provide sound scholarship in a unifying environment, the University has become a centre of attraction for students and academics from all over the Nigerian Federation.
Little beginnings, big ambitions
I have a vision to make the University of Abuja among the first 3 in Nigeria, among the first 10 in Africa and top 200 in the world.
From humble beginnings in 1990, the University has grown to encompass ten faculties, with a total undergraduate population of well over 14,000. This is in addition to the School of Graduate Studies, which runs postgraduate programmes in several disciplines. The Centre for Distance Learning and Continuing Education, located in the heart of the city of Abuja, provides educational opportunities for workers and other mature students.
To accommodate the burgeoning population of staff and students, as well as provide for a better-equipped and more conducive academic environment, efforts are being intensified to fully move the University to its permanent site. Several buildings to provide for staff offices, classrooms and laboratories are being constructed and new ones planned. Further, the University is shifting focus to devote more efforts and resources into new areas of cutting edge research. Research funding opportunities, multidisciplinary and collaborative efforts are being explored to enhance the reputation of the University as a research institution.
Welcome to our community
All these and more you will find on this site. In addition I need to mention the diverse and pleasant people of this University community. You will find here such a welcome as will linger in your memory for long. Should you find yourself in Abuja, please feel free to visit our campus. I am sure that you will find it an interesting experience.
I wish you an enjoyable tour of our site.
Professor M.U. Adikwu, FAS, FPSN, FSTAN, MIPAN.