American University of Nigeria

Yola, Nigeria
American University of Nigeria seeks to become a great center of learning and research for Nigeria and Africa, and a catalyst for development in the entire world. In the words of its Founder, it sees its role as a "Development University". Thus, the University will honor the traditional university roles of repository and transmitter of culture and knowledge, and center for the creation of new knowledge. As a "Development University", it will focus on the practical role that a great university must play in the development of a great nation.

About

History

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003 by Nigeria’s former Vice President His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar along with other local and international statesmen and academic leaders. The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns.

Education

The University offers an American-style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with corresponding approaches to teaching and students assessment. The first entering class of 124 students and 20 professors was enrolled in September 2005. The University started on temporary buildings at the AUN Academy located directly opposite the AUN campus. In seven years, AUN is fast becoming a model for other universities in Nigeria and West Africa.

Research

AUN's has a vigorous and expanding program of research that explores today's frontiers in science, policy, economics, business, and information technology. Many of our projects are interdisciplinary, with investigators from different departments and schools collaborating on multifaceted investigations. A common term in AUN's research community is "Development-driven Research Collaboration", referring to the way that our faculty team-up (sometimes with counterparts in state agencies or other universities around the world) to develop solutions to some of Africa's most pressing problems and latent opportunities.

Accreditation

All academic programs offered at the American University of Nigeria received initial accreditation from the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 2007 and 2008. The NUC’s appointed teams of peers who reported their findings to the NUC examined all the programs.

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