University Project

University Project - A new university in Nigeria structured to provide quality education at competitive cost in Africa. It will have a Technology Park with an open innovation place. We will measure quality with three metrics – employability, citizenship and entrepreneurship. The school to be housed in a 275-acre land offers a vista to close the loop that exists within education, research and innovation in Africa.


The strategic goal of the university project is to concentrate African intellectual capital in order to stimulate the development of break-through ideas and technologies. This is anchored around a new university in Nigeria that has a Technology Park.

University 

The vision of this university is “to discover and make scholars, noble, bright and useful” – by providing a quality university education in Africa. The motivation is driven by the desire to train intellectually capable minds that will play leading roles in today’s global economy, and help position the region competitively through entrepreneurial innovation, technical excellence, and world-class management capabilities. As the knowledge economy reshapes the 21st century, the university will help anchor a sustainable knowledge base that will benefit not just the continent but MNCs that invest therein. We understand that no region can develop faster than its educational system and economic prosperity will always correlate with quality of education. Our goal is to assemble Africa’s brightest kids, educate them, and then empower them to invent the next future.

The university will have its physical campus in Nigeria with two tele-classrooms in Silicon Valley and Boston. The goal is to tap into leading professors and entrepreneurs in U.S through this network. The university is a full conventional school with colleges in many fields.

The educational programme will develop leading-edge knowledge in the priority research and development areas of the university (energy, health, agriculture, ICT and minerals), academic and innovative competencies (foresight, forecasting, thinking, projecting), entrepreneur competence, experience in team work on projecting and solving inter-disciplinary problems.

The vision of this university is “to discover and make scholars, noble, bright and useful” – by providing a quality university education in Africa. The motivation is driven by the desire to train intellectually capable minds that will play leading roles in today’s global economy, and help position the region competitively through entrepreneurial innovation, technical excellence, and world-class management capabilities.

As the knowledge economy reshapes the 21st century, the university will help anchor a sustainable knowledge base that will benefit not just the continent but MNCs that invest therein. We understand that no region can develop faster than its educational system and economic prosperity will always correlate with quality of education. Our goal is to assemble Africa’s brightest kids, educate them, and then empower them to invent the next future.

The university will have its physical campus in Nigeria with two tele-classrooms in Silicon Valley and Boston. The goal is to tap into leading professors and entrepreneurs in U.S through this network. The university is a full conventional school with colleges in many fields.

The educational programme will develop leading-edge knowledge in the priority research and development areas of the university project (energy, health, agriculture, ICT and minerals), academic and innovative competencies (foresight, forecasting, thinking, projecting), entrepreneur competence, experience in team work on projecting and solving inter-disciplinary problems.

Colleges - the university has five colleges

Institutes - the university has two institutes and they are

  • Technology Collaboration Institute (TCI)
  • Microelectronics Training & Research Institute (MTRI)

More than 30% of the faculty in this university will come from top universities in U.S., Canada and Western Europe.

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Technopark

The main task of Technopark which is located in one section of the university is to provide assistance to innovative companies that are project participants arising from university reasearch or otherwise. This is the tool which – with the help of resources of the university, scientific and educational institutions, as well as international innovation centres – can be used by companies. This park is planned to accommodate design centers for MNCs as they locate to tap into opportunities made available by well-trained students. The long term vision of this Park is to develop five technology clusters within it in the region.

The main task of Technopark which is located in one section of the university is to provide assistance to innovative companies that are project participants arising from university reasearch or otherwise. This is the tool which – with the help of resources of the university, scientific and educational institutions, as well as international innovation centres – can be used by companies. This park is planned to accommodate design centers for MNCs as they locate to tap into opportunities made available by well-trained students. The long term vision of this Park is to develop five technology clusters within it in the region. Those clusters are in energy, ICT, minerals, health and agriculture.

Clusters

Within the project, five clusters will be created, each one developing innovative projects. These are the ICT, energy, health, minerals and agriculture clusters.

  1. ICT Cluster develops strategic directions of information technologies – from search systems to cloud calculations.
  2. Health supports and develops innovations in the field of biomedical technologies and medicine along with best practices in public health
  3. Energy supports innovations and advanced technologies, aimed at the reduction of energy consumption by industrial and residential objects, as well as lower energy consumption by communal services and municipal infrastructure facilities. This will explore new energy technologies.
  4. Agriculture supports new agricultural technologies, animal and crop technologies along with best practices in food preservation and transportations
  5. Minerals cluster will look at better ways in harnessing and processing minerals from crude oil to precious metals

 

The project provides for establishing five clusters within the university to develop innovative projects. These are ICT, energy, minerals, agriculture and health clusters

  • ICT - strategic computer technologies and software are included in the list of priorities that are supported by the project. The mission of the IT Cluster is to create an effective ecosystem model for the development and commercialisation of innovations in information technology, electronics and general manufacturing in Africa.
  • Energy - cluster of energy efficient technologies introduces new breakthrough technology solutions aimed at the reduction of energy consumption by industrial, housing and municipal infrastructure facilities.
  • Health - the strategic goal of the cluster is to create an ecosystem for innovation in this field. To do this, the best practices of the leading biotechnology, medical and biomedical research centres have been studied.
  • Agriculture - the goal of this cluster is to develop innovative solutions to Africa’s agricultural challenges. This will involve both technology tools, best practices in farming, food processing mechanisms and efficient food transportation roadmaps
  • Minerals - The development of  mineral processing technology is the key to winning an innovative leadership position and  sustaining the capability of the country since the GDP is dominated by mineral export. At the same time, the goal of the cluster is not only to enhance the competitiveness of mineral processing and transportation, but also the creation of new breakthrough technologies and products in the chemical and material industries.

 

ICT

  • Electronics manufacturing
  • New generation of multimedia search engines
  • Recognition and processing of images, video and voice
  • Analytical software
  • Mobile applications
  • Embedded control systems
  • Web X.0
  • Complex engineering solutions
  • New technology for the transfer and storage of information
  • Cloud computing
  • Green Information Technology
  • Software for the financial and banking sectors
  • IT Security
  • IT in Medicine and Healthcare
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • IT in Education

Energy

  • Materials and engineering solutions for the improvement of heat transfer and disposal of secondary low-grade heat from power plants;
  • Materials and technologies aimed at the reduction of losses in heating systems: insulation, methods of diagnostics and extension of the useful life of pipelines;
  • Materials and technologies aimed at reducing losses during energy transfer, including: •energy efficiency and energy transfer safety;
  • Management technologies through active adaptive networks;
  • Superconductivity technologies;
  • Energy storage units;
  • Technology of energy metering on the part of generation and consumers;
  • Increased efficiency in the field of renewable energy sources.
  • Materials and technologies aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and structures, including insulation and façade materials, new generation energy-efficient windows, light diodes for internal lighting and high-intensity discharge lamps for external lighting;
  • Materials, engineering solutions and technologies aimed at increasing energy efficiency of industry in the segments of metallurgy, oil and gas transportation, utilisation of associated petroleum gas, chemical and petrochemical production;
  • Technological solutions for the integrated use of electricity and energy resources, including the utilisation of associated gas.

Health

  • Materials & devices modifying structure, physiology, or development of tissues (clinical bioengineering)
  • E-health, clinical informatics, and devices for patient monitoring, diagnosis, and therapeutic indications
  • Radio-chemical treatments, radiation diagnostics and therapies
  • Translational (personalised) medicine, biomarkers
  • Cell technologies for development of pluripotent or differentiated cells or tissues
  • Immuno-therapeutics, therapeutics for inflammation
  • Anti- microbial drugs, vaccines and diagnostics
  • Anti- viral drugs, vaccines and diagnostics
  • Cancer drugs & diagnostics
  • Cardio-vascular drugs & diagnostics
  • Endocrine drugs & diagnostics
  • Neurological drugs & diagnostics
  • Tools for large scale dna or protein sequence analysis
  • Tools for comparative genomics, pharmaco- and immuno-genomics
  • Computational systems biology models and methods
  • Cell or organ image analysis algorithms
  • Omics data integration models and methods
  • Molecular modeling tools, molecular interaction models and tools

Minerals

  • Harvesting and processing technologies
  • Production techniques
  • Process modelling and engineering
  • Mineral science technologies
  • The development of new properties of materials.
  • Machine(ry) construction, instrument making and new microelectronics technologies.
  • Technologies of designing, constructing, modeling and engineering of complicated technological objects and systems.
  • Predictive modeling in power mechanical engineering
  • Modeling of material structure and properties in extreme conditions
  • Automated control systems

Agriculture

  • Farm machinery design and development
  • Animal, crop and plan engineering
  • Best practices
  • Perservation technologies
  • Gene engineering
  • Processing tools, development, construction

 

 

 

 

 

University Gate Area

University Technology Park (Technopark) Office

School of Social Sciences

School of Engineering

 

Cafe Walkway

 

Fish Farm – School of Agriculture

Admin Building

Medical Center

Ovum Museum (inside the campus)

* Images from 3D Model of the University