A List of Universities in Abuja, Nigeria

by Will Gish

University of Abuja

The University of Abuja is an extension of the University of Nigeria. The school offers pre-degree, undergraduate, and graduate coursework. Undergraduate fields of study include languages (Arabic, English) to sciences (botany, zoology), and religious studies (Islamic studies, philosophy and religious studies). Departments include Agriculture, Arts, Educations, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Management Science, Science, Social Science, Veterinary Science, and Remedial Studies. Within each faculty are sub-departments offering specialized courses. University of Abuja PMB 117, Gwagwalada Abuja Federal Capital Territory Nigeria unibujaportal.com/ste/default.asp

African University of Science and Technology

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) is a pan-African institution. The goal of the school is to educate students and advance knowledge in fields such as science and technology so as to best serve Africa in the coming century. AUST looks to develop new modes of higher education in Africa by maintaining autonomy from the government in its daily operations while still being an arm of, for, and by the state. Departments within AUST are Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Pure and Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. African University of Science and Technology P.M.B 681, Garki, Abuja F.C.T, Nigeria 011-234-0-704-204-9701 aust.edu.ng

Veritas University

Also known as the Catholic University of Nigeria, Veritas University nurtures morality, self-reliance and an entrepreneurial spirit, not solely for the benefit of the graduate, but for Nigerian society at large. Two colleges exist within the university: the College of Management and Social Sciences, Arts and Theology Studies and the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. Departments within the colleges include Economics, Sociology, Biology, and Pure and Applied Chemistry, through which programs various bachelor's degrees are awarded. Veritas University, Abuja (The Catholic University of Nigeria) Abuja: Plot 1, Block 1, By Urban Planning Way Gwarinpa Abuja P.M.B. 5171 Wuse GPO, Abuja Nigeria veritas.edu.ng

About the Author

Will Gish slipped into itinerancy and writing in 2005. His work can be found on various websites. He is the primary entertainment writer for "College Gentleman" magazine and contributes content to various other music and film websites. Gish has a Bachelor of Arts in art history from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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