African University of Science and Technology (AUST) Opens in Abuja

11Sep08

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) began classes this week for 50 post-graduate students. Of the 50 post-graduate students 50 percent are from Nigeria, 30 percent from Ghana and the rest from other parts of Africa. Of this group of new students, 40 percent are majoring in Petroleum Engineering, and the rest in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, as well as Materials Sciences.

The University itself was established by the Nelson Mandela Institution (NMI) as a response to the socio-economic and technological challenges facing Africa. The University inspired by Nelson Mandela is supported and funded by the World Bank, Nigeria and other African governments. On top of being well funded, the institution has secured the services of a distinguished corps of visiting professors from all over the world. Currently they have 50 professors, many of whom come from distinguished institutions such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Cambridge, Pennsylvania State University and Virginia Tech in the United States.

Mikey Digital

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