welcome to University of Lagos

logo University of Lagos is a prime institution of higher learning in Nigeria and the African continent. We are positioned to strategically influence academic, professional and societal needs that are crucial in the ever-changing globalized world. Our team of scholars are well equipped to provide solutions to the numerous challenges of our time through the instrumentality of evidence-driven research. The location of the University in Lagos which is the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria serves as a significant cutting edge for us in constantly interacting with the realities of our environment. Being the first university in Nigeria established by an Act of Parliament in 1962, the University of Lagos has made its mark in professional disciplines such as law, medicine, engineering, education and accounting. This also includes outstanding achievements in other regular courses that relate to humanities and social sciences. It is on record that UNILAG, since its establishment, has consistently played a pioneering role of ensuring alignment between the town and the gown in Nigeria. As an institution that strongly believes in and tenaciously seeks collaboration with her foreign counterparts, UNILAG has continually sought active and mutually beneficial partnership with international institutions of high repute in areas like students and staff exchange programmes, joint curriculum development, joint conferences, research collaboration, among others. Driven by our penchant for sustained collaboration with established international institution, we have active Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) with several top institutions across all the six continents.Our commitment to rigorous academic activities and research has seen us ranked among the top three universities in Nigeria and top 70 in Africa. We also create conducive atmosphere for learning with our fully computerized library system with subscription to over 40 scholarly databases cutting across all academic disciplines. It is noteworthy that we are not resting on our oars as we continually strive to maintain our relevance in scholarship and learning in manners reflective of international best practices.

Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe
Vice-Chancellor,
University of Lagos

UNILAG: the prefered choice

The University of Lagos is the preferred choice for more than 20 per cent of those seeking admission to higher institutions of learning in Nigeria. The several reasons why UNILAG is an ideal institution of study for local students also account for why it is a top choice for international students seeking an African taste of education.

Office of International Relations, partnerships and prospects (IRPP)

In the last fifty-five years of establishment, the University of Lagos has played a pioneering role of bridging the gap between town and gown in Nigeria. In order to sustain a global reputation, the University consistently seeks active collaboration with international institutions for various purposes which include: students and staff exchange programmes and curriculum development, joint conferences, research collaborations and others.

        International agreements & Affiliations                

logo The University of Lagos has on-going and active Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the following international institutions and organisations (This is outside of many others currently in the process of execution):

  • Bloomberg LP, USA

  • Central Michigan University, USA

  • Consortium agreement with University of Sussex, UK & Kenyatta University, Kenya

  • Cranfield University, UK

  • De Monfort University, UK

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, USA

  • Institute of Research Development, France

  • Kennesaw State University, USA

  • Northumbria University, UK

  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia

  • School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA

  • Soochow University, China (SUC)

  • Universiade do Vale do Paraiba (UNIVAP), Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

  • University of West England, UK

  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

  • Wageningen University, Netherlands


Global and Continental Education Outreach & Affiliations

The University subscribes to linkages that enhance educational standards such as:

logo The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
logo International Association of Universities (IAU)
logo International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
logo Association of African Universities (AAU)
logo Research Africa (Gold Site)
logo African Laser Centre (ALC)
logo Association of West African Universities (AWAU)
logo Construction Research Innovation(CRI)

the side view of the university senate building

A panorama view of the University Main Library

The front view of Human Resource Development Centre

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