The University of Nigeria Nsukka is a federal university in Enugu State, Nigeria. Known as UNN, it was founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe (Governor General of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963 and first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966) in 1955 and formally opened in 1960.
UNN operates 102 academic departments across 15 faculties and offers 82 undergraduate programmes and 211 postgraduate programmes for a student population over 36,000. It does so across four campuses: Nsukka; Enugu campus (UNEC); University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), in Ituku-Ozalla and the University of Nigeria Aba campus (UNAC). There is also a UNN Business School.
The Nsukka campus houses the faculties of agriculture, arts, biological sciences, education, engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and veterinary medicine.
The former Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology (UNEC), Enugu, comprises of the faculties of business administration, environmental studies, law and medical sciences.
The teaching hospital (UNTH) hosts the faculty of dentistry and health sciences and technology. Finally, the Aba campus (UNAC) is the site of the Institute of Nigerian Languages.
Research activity is undertaken across institutes for African studies, education, developmental studies, postgraduate studies and herbal medicine and drugs research and development. There are also centres established to look at climate change, space science and energy research.
UNN also has the Roar Nigeria Hub within its main site. The Hub is a private sector initiative from two of the university’s engineering students. Its aim is to encourage entrepreneurial activity among students and faculty, investing in viable student-led ideas, and to help link academia, the public and industry.
UNN alumni include numerous politicians, such as state governors as well as senators and ministers in the Nigerian and other African governments, academics, business people, artists and actors.