About us



imgTo be a top class institution for the pursuit of excellence in knowledge, character and service to humanity.


"To provide a conducive teaching, learning, research and development environment, where staff and students will interact and compete effectively with other counterparts, both nationally and internationally in terms of intellectual competence and the zeal to add value to our World"

Office of 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. The University of Lagos established the Office of International Relations, Partnerships and Prospects with the aim of promoting collaborations and linkages with foreign institutions and agencies. The Office explores and creates the opportunity for students and staff to complete their Degrees, Post-Graduate Degrees, Ph.D and post-doctoral programmes abroad, sometimes at a reduced cost as agreed by partnering Universities who sometimes grant scholarships.

The City of Lagos

Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria, is steeped in history and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lagos was declared the British Colony and capital of Nigeria in 1914 and since then, the city has maintained its status as the centre of civilisation in Nigeria, even after Abuja was declared the Federal Capital Territory in 1979. With a population of well over 18 million, Lagos is currently estimated to be the second fastest growing city in Africa (7th fastest in the world). Lagos, traditionally and locally referred to as Eko, remains the economic and financial capital of Nigeria. Overviewing the Lagos Lagoon is the University of Lagos.

Top Lagos Attractions

  • National Arts Theatre, Iganmu

  • Lekki Urban Forest & Animal Sanctuary, Lekki

  • Lekki Conservation Centre, Lekki

  • Black Heritage Museum, Badagry

  • Kalakuta Republic Museum, Ikeja

  • Freedom Park, Lagos Island

  • Bar Beach, Victoria Island

  • Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island

  • Nike Gallery, Lekki