Founded in 1962, the University of Lagos has, for over 5 decades, provided qualitative and research-oriented education to Nigerians and all those who have entered its domain in search of knowledge. At its inception, the University of Lagos was empowered to produce a professional workforce that would steer the political, social and economic development of a newly independent country. Over the last fifty years the University has pursued this mission with vigour, excellence and panache. The University has built a legacy of academic excellence and is now acclaimed publicly as “the University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride.”.
The establishment of the University of Lagos in 1962 was informed by the need to intensify the training of a professional workforce for a newly independent Nigeria in search of rapid industrialisation and economic development. It was however quite evident that the country lacked the requisite workforce to actualise the people’s dream. There was a big gulf to be filled, and that required establishing many more universities.
The University of Lagos is a Centre for academic research. The University research activity was one of the major criteria used by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in adjudging the University as the Best University in Nigeria at the Nigerian University System Annual Merit Award (NUSAMA) in 2008.
Universities/Institutions for beneficial partnerships and collaboration:
- University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
- University of Ghana, Legon, Accra
- University of Leeds, UK
- University of Manchester, UK
- Canfield University, UK
- University of Ghent, Belgium
- Cornell University (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), USA
- Heriot-Watt University, UK
- Ivanovo State University, Russia
- Avans Hodge School University of Applied Sciences, Holland
- Kennesaw State University, USA
- Pennsylvania State University, USA
- African Regional Labour Administration Centre, Zimbabwe
- University of Aberdeen, UK
- Nottingham Trent University, UK
- Queen Mary College, University of London, UK
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