University Academics

Environmental Studies

This website serves to provide an overview of our activities at UNN. The University of Nigeria was founded in 1960 by Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, an African legend, who was also Nigeria’s first president. The founding of the university in 1960 - the same year Nigeria gained political independence - was informed by the need to produce the highly skilled men and women that will fulfill the manpower needs of the newly independent Nigerian state. This unique circumstance of our birth as an institution informed the choice of our motto – to restore the dignity of man.

 Thus, since inception UNN has strived to be in the forefront of manpower training as well as research and development in the country. In doing so we stay conscious of the mission chosen for us by our founding fathers, which is to seek truth, teach truth and preserve truth. UNN has a tradition of excellence for which the institution is known within and outside the country. This excellence is seen in our preference for distinguished academics as faculty members, the state of infrastructure for teaching and learning, curriculum content and research output.