University of Science and Technology of Benin

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University of Science and Technology of Benin
Université des Sciences et Technologies
du Bénin (USTB)
Type Private university
Established 1996
Location Cotonou and Porto-Novo,
 Benin
Campus 3
Affiliations Réseau des Universités des Sciences et Technologies des pays d'Afrique au sud du Sahara (RUSTA)
International Association of Universities[1]

The University of Science and Technology of Benin (French: Université des Sciences et Technologies du Bénin (USTB)) is a private university in West Africa, whose headquarters are located in the district of Kpondéhou in Cotonou, the economic capital of Benin.

History[edit]

Founded in October 1996 by Professor Frédéric Dohou, the "Université des Sciences et Technologies du Bénin" is a university institution for scientific, cultural and professional character, enjoying corporate personality, pedagogical and scientific, administrative and financial autonomy. It contributes to the missions of higher education and scientific research through six faculties and five specialized higher schools.[2]

The USTB is a member institution of the Network of Universities of Science and Technology of the Countries of Africa south of the Sahara (French: Réseau des Universités des Sciences et Technologies des pays d'Afrique au Sud du Sahara (RUSTA)).[3]

Headquarters of USTB in Cotonou.

Organization[edit]

The USTB has six faculties, five specialized higher schools and one research centre:[4]

List of Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Legal, Administrative and Political
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Fundamental and Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Computer Sciences

List of specialized Higher Schools[edit]

  • Higher School of Management and Business Administration (ESMAE)
  • Higher School of Communication (ESCOM)
  • Higher School of Industrial Technology (ESTI)
  • Higher School of Applied Informatics (ESIA)
  • Higher School of Public Works, Mines and Geology (ESTPMG)

Research Centre[edit]

International relations[edit]

Since its inception, the USTB has worked to develop a network of international cooperation with foreign universities, including with the University of Poitiers.[5][6]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 6°22′58″N 2°27′22″E / 6.3829°N 2.4562°E / 6.3829; 2.4562