Usmanu Danfodiyo University

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Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
Former names
University of Sokoto
Motto the most peaceful university in Nigeria
Motto in English
Type Public
Established 1975
Chancellor HRH Rilwan Akiolu, Oba of Lagos
Vice-Chancellor Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru[1]
Location Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria
Campus Urban (main campus)
Nickname Danfodites

Association of African Universities (AAU)

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

National Universities Commission (NUC)
Sports Football and gymnastics

Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS), also known as Udusok and formerly University of Sokoto is one of the initial twelve federal government owned universities in Nigeria founded in 1975. It is a research university located in the city of Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria.

The university is named after Usman dan Fodio, the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate.


Udusok is a four-year degree-awarding institution that also run associate degrees and remedial programmes. The university has a standard medical program and University Teaching Hospital

The main campus houses faculties of Agriculture, Arts & Languages, Education, Engineering, Law, Sciences, social sciences – and research facilities. The university senate, the main library complex (Abdullahi Fodiyo Library Complex) and the School of Postgraduate Studies are also located at the main campus.

The annex campus hosts the Veterinary Teaching Hospital with faculty of Veterinary medicine and its teaching hospital, the Centre for Islamic Studies and the school of remedial program(school of matriculation studies).

A third campus houses the university's teaching hospital and college of Health sciences.

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  1. ^ "National Universities Commission". Retrieved 16 August 2017. 

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