The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) is a federal university in Enugu State, Nigeria. UNN was founded by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (the Governor General of Nigeria from 1960 to 1963 and first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966) in 1955 and formally opened for academic activities in 1960. The founding of the University of Nigeria in 1960 – the same year Nigeria gained political independence – was informed by the need to produce the highly skilled men and women that will fulfill the manpower needs of the newly independent Nigerian state.  Thus, since inception UNN has strived to be in the forefront of manpower training as well as research and development in the country. UNN has a tradition of excellence for which the institution is known within and outside the country. This excellence is seen in our preference for distinguished academics as faculty members, the state of infrastructure for teaching and learning, curriculum content and research output.

The University of Nigeria currently operates more than 100 academic departments across 17 faculties and offers over 100 undergraduate programmes and over 200 postgraduate programmes for a student population  of over 36,000. It does so across four campuses: Nsukka (the main campus); Enugu campus (UNEC); University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), in Ituku-Ozalla and the University of Nigeria Aba campus (UNAC). There is also a University of Nigeria Nsukka Business School. UNN also has the Roar Nigeria Hub within its main campus. 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.

The main campus of the University of Nigeria is located on 871 hectares of  hilly savannah in the town of Nsukka, about 80 kilometres north of Enugu. It enjoys a very pleasant and healthy climate. Furthermore, there is additional 209 hectares of arable land available for experimental agricultural farm. And 207 hectares for staff housing development. There is a regular road transport between Nsukka and Enugu, and Nsukka is also quite easily accessible from all parts of Nigeria. There are modern shopping facilities and a large market in Nsukka town.

UNN Contacts

Registry Office:

International Relationship and Linkages Department

Local coordinator:

Prof. Augustine Chukwude
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
Mobile: +234 8039555777
Email Address:

Local Contact Person

Contact Person: Dr. Innocent O. Eya
Department of Science Laboratory Technology
University of Nigeria Nsukka
Mobile: +234 8039482662
Whatsapp: +234 9080606751

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