University of Port Harcourt

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University of Port Harcourt
Former names
University College, Port Harcourt[1]
MottoFor Enlightenment and Self-Reliance
TypePublic
Established1975
Vice-ChancellorStephen Okodudu (Acting)[2]
Students35,000-39,999 [3]
Location, ,
CampusUrban
ColoursBlue and white[3]         
NicknameUniport[4][5]
Websitewww.uniport.edu.ng

The University of Port Harcourt is a university in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. It was established in 1975[6] as University College, Port Harcourt and was given University status in 1977.[1] The University of Port Harcourt was ranked the sixth in Africa and the first in Nigeria by Times Higher Education (THE) in 2015.[7]

School and Faculties[edit]

The university originally had six schools in 1977:[4]

  • School of Humanities
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Chemical Sciences
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Educational Studies
  • School of Science Laboratory Technology (SSLT)

It changed from a school system to a faculty system in 1982.[4] The university now has twelve faculties:

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Law

Faculties and Departments[edit]

List of Faculties and Departments in tabular format:

S/N FACULTIES DEPARTMENTS
1 Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  1. Internal Medicine
  2. Paediatrics and Child Health
  3. Anaesthesiology
  4. Surgery
  5. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  6. Preventive & Social Medicine
  7. Nursing
  8. Radiology
  9. Mental Health
  10. Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
  11. Ophthalmology
2 Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Pharmacology
  4. Anatomical Pathology
  5. Chemical Pathology
  6. Haematology, Blood Transfusion & Immunology
  7. Medical Microbiology
  8. Medical Biochemistry
3 Faculty of Dentistry
  1. Restoration Dentistry
  2. Child Dental Health
  3. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  4. Preventive& Social Dentistry
  5. Oral Pathology & Oral Biology
4 Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  1. Clinical Pharmacy and Management
  2. Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
  3. Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology
  4. Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology
5 Faculty of Humanities
  1. Department of Music
  2. Department of English Studies
  3. Department of Fine Arts and Design
  4. Department of Foreign Language & Literature
  5. Department of Religious and Cultural Studies
  6. Department of History & Diplomatic Studies
  7. Department of Philosophy
  8. Department of Theatre and Film Studies
  9. Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies
6 Faculty of Social Sciences
  1. Department of Economics
  2. Department of Geography & Environmental Management
  3. Department of Sociology
  4. Department of Political & Administration Studies
7 Faculty of Sciences
  1. Department of Animal & Environmental Biology
  2. Department of Microbiology
  3. Department of Plant Science & Biotechnology
  4. Department of Pure & Industrial Chemistry
  5. Department of Computer Science
  6. Department of Geology
  7. Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  8. Department of Physics
  9. Department of Biochemistry
8 Faculty of Education
  1. Department of Adult & Non-Formal Education
  2. Department of Curriculum Studies & Educational Technology
  3. Department of Educational Foundations
  4. Department of Educational Management and Planning
  5. Department of Education Psychology, Guidiance. & Counselling
  6. Department of Human Kinetics & Health Education
  7. Department Library and Information Science
  8. Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education
9. Faculty of Engineering
  1. Department of Chemical Engineering
  2. Department of Petroleum Engineering
  3. Department of Civil Engineering
  4. Department of Mechanical Engineering
  5. Department of Electrical Engineering
  6. Department of Gas Engineering
  7. Department of Environmental Engineering
10 Faculty of Agriculture
  1. Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension
  2. Department of Animal Science
  3. Department of Crop and Soil Science
  4. Department of Fisheries
  5. Department of Forestry and Wildlife.

Notable alumni[edit]


Notable Faculty[edit]

Former Vice Chancellors[edit]

Affiliate Institutions[edit]

Below are a list of affiliate institutions of the University of Port Harcourt approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).[8]

  • National Missionary Seminary of St. Paul, Gwagwalada, Abuja
  • Methodists Theological institute, Umuahia
  • Baptist College of Theology, Obinze, Owerri

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "University of Port Harcourt". Institutions. The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Archived from the original on 1 December 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  2. ^ https://www.uniport.edu.ng/news/featured/1632-okodudu-assumes-office-as-acting-vc-monday.html
  3. ^ a b "University of Port Harcourt". Review. 4 International Colleges & Universities. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "History of the University". Brief History. University of Port Harcourt. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  5. ^ Oruh, Nnaemeka (4 September 2008). "Revisiting the University of Port Harcourt 'Gang War'". Nigeria Matters. Nigerians in America. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  6. ^ About Uniport
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ http://nuc.edu.ng/approved-affiliations/

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