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Canada’s Governor  General Visits AUST

Canada’s Governor General Visits AUST

As part of her visit to Nigeria, the 29th Governor General of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Julie Payette chose to visit an educational institution in Abuja, the choice was AUST. We feel greatly honoured and privileged to have been asked to host the Governor General who is not only an accomplished scientist and engineer but has also had an almost two-decades-long career as an Astronaut, who has undertaken two missions to the International Space Station, as a crew member on Space Shuttle Discovery and on a second mission, as the flight engineer on Space Shuttle Endeavour, the 29th mission to the Space Station and she has undertaken 5 space walks. From 2000 to 2007, she served as Chief Astronaut at the Canadian Space Agency. With the Nigerian Space Agency NASRDA being one of the sites also on her itinerary, her visit is most timely in view of the fact that AUST has just launched a new set of programs in Space Sciences and Aerospace Engineering, in partnership with NASRDA. The Governor General has numerous other accomplished feats, too numerous to mention here but, in recognition of those accomplishments, she has received a variety of civic honours, in Canada and abroad. She is also the recipient of 28 honorary doctorates from universities around the world. In a somewhat ironic twist for someone who has spent most of her life flying aeroplanes and spacecraft, she is also a certified one-atmosphere, deep-sea diving suit operator. She was able to view displays and exhibit of research being done by AUST's Master's and doctoral students, with whom she had the opportunity to interact directly. As part of her reaction to what she saw, she expressed her country’s readiness to see collaborations in science and innovation between Canadian institutions and those in Nigeria and, in particular, with the African University of Science and Technology (AUST). Accompanied by a sizeable delegation of Canadians from the private sector, non-governmental agencies and some government units, Payette expressed how pleasing it was to see the kind of research being done at AUST, all of which had a strong focus on solving African problems. According to her, “What we saw here, what the students are showing us is that, innovation, self-expression and discovery is everywhere, and is there for us to tap into and to do something with it”.

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LAUNCH OF NEW PROGRAMMES

LAUNCH OF NEW PROGRAMMES

With effect from October, 2018 the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) will offer Program by coursework only, in each of the fields listed below. Applied Statistics Management of Information Technology Mathematical Modelling Public Administration Public Policy

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New Funding Under The African Centers of Excellence Project

New Funding Under The African Centers of Excellence Project

The Association of African Universities (AAU) announces the (ACE Impact Project) which was launched on August 31, 2018. The ACE Impact Project seeks to improve the quality, quantity and development impact of postgraduate education (defined to include Masters and PhD degrees, and short-term professional level courses and training) in selected universities through regional specialization and collaboration.

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A Major Achievement By Our “Women In Science”

With great pride and joy, we share yet another major achievement by AUST students. Lois Okereke (PhD, Mathematics) Sandra Jusu (PhD, Materials Science & Engineering) and Hassan Zulaihat (MSc, Mathematics) have just received confirmation that they are among the winners of the recently introduced, highly competitive and highly coveted Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship for Women in Science, Masters and PhD Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM):

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AUST Hosts 2nd Reading of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala’s “Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous”

AUST Hosts 2nd Reading of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala’s “Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous”

Following a very successful event of a similar nature in Lagos, a few weeks ago, on Saturday, July 28, 2018 the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) hosted the 2nd reading of the book “ Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous:

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 AUST HOSTS 2nd AUSTECH CONFERENCE

AUST HOSTS 2nd AUSTECH CONFERENCE

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST), with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), hosted the 2nd International AUSTECH conference on Pure & Applied Mathematics and Theoretical & Materials Physics. The conference which has the theme “ Disseminating to Society the Beauty and Some Impacts of Mathematics and Physics in Complex Systems” took place at AUST’s ultra- modern AfDB laboratory building from Monday, June 25- Thursday, June 28, 2018.

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PAMI-AUST, Others Celebrate Academic Excellence in Africa

The very first "Higher Education Student Fair" of the African Centers of Excellence (ACEs) was held on Monday, May 7, 2018 on the campus of the Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The Pan African Materials Institute, a Center of Excellence at the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja and 21 other African Centers of Excellence financed by the World Bank and hosted by universities in 9 West and Central African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo) attended the event.

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AUST Fixes New Date For AUSTECH 2 Conference

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja host of the 2nd International AUSTECH Conference on Pure Mathematics, Theoretical and Applied Physics, wishes to inform all our prospective attendees, that the afore-mentioned conference earlier postponed will now take place from Monday, June 25 to Thursday, June 28, 2018.

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AUST Achieves New Milestones With 110 Innovative Science & Engineering Graduates

AUST Achieves New Milestones With 110 Innovative Science & Engineering Graduates

Breaking its own record, the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) graduated 110 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students who successfully completed the school’s post-graduate degree programs during its seventh commencement ceremony held in Abuja recently.

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Recent AUST M.Sc. Graduate Scoops Eni Award For Excellence “the Nobel Prize For Energy”

Recent AUST M.Sc. Graduate Scoops Eni Award For Excellence “the Nobel Prize For Energy”

Miss Blessing Onyeche Ugwoke, who recently completed her M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering was selected for the “Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa Prize” and received the Eni Award for Excellence. The Eni Award has sometimes been dubbed “the Nobel Prize for Energy”.

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Cyphercrescent Donates USD 1.5m Sepal Software To AUST

Cyphercrescent Donates USD 1.5m Sepal Software To AUST

On Friday, 18th August, 2017 CypherCrescent Limited, an oil services company based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State donated fifteen (15) licences of SEPAL software, worth over US$1.5 million to the African University of Science and Technology (AUST).

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AUST, Others  Celebrate DTCA’s NTCF @ 10

AUST, Others Celebrate DTCA’s NTCF @ 10

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST), joined the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University, Federal Ministry of Finance, representatives of African heads of government, in Africa and others, to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the USD25million Nigeria Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF), an initiative of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA), a paratatal of the Ministry of foreign affairs.

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AUST Extols Prof.  Adewoye At Inaugural Memorial Lecture

AUST Extols Prof. Adewoye At Inaugural Memorial Lecture

For the last two years and until his death last year, Professor Adewoye was a visiting member of Faculty in AUST’s Materials Science & Engineering program. Delivering the inaugural Adewoye memorial lecture, Professor Oye Ibidapo Obe, former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos and member of the AUST Board of Trustees, described the late Professor Adewoye as an astute scholar, researcher and innovator whose contributions to science and technology development in Nigeria were unparalleled.

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AUST Graduate to Play in the Big League of Science

AUST Graduate to Play in the Big League of Science

Mr. Markjoe Olunna Uba, a recent AUST M.Sc. graduate has scored big by winning a very prestigious international award. Uba, whose M.Sc. Thesis, supervised by Prof. Chidume, was on “A Strong Convergence Theorem for Zeros of Bounded Maximal Monotone Mappings in Banach Spaces with Applications” is one of 3 African scientists recently awarded the European Union’s highly competitive and very prestigious Horizon 2020 Science and Research Program’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship.

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AUST STUDENT IS AMONG “AFRICA’S MOST OUTSTANDING EMERGING WOMEN LEADERS”

AUST STUDENT IS AMONG “AFRICA’S MOST OUTSTANDING EMERGING WOMEN LEADERS”

We are very proud to share with the AUST community a recent announcement informing Miss Sandra Musu Jusu, a native of Sierra Leone, currently one of our M.Sc. students in Material Science and Engineering that she has been selected to be a MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development) 2017 Fellow.

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PASET Scholarship for PhD Research at AUST

PASET Scholarship for PhD Research at AUST

As one of the four Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) African Host Universities, applicants into the various Ph.D. programs can benefit from the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF). This fund will provide you with a competitive stipend for living expenses as well as funds to cover part of your tuition cost and research.

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AUST's Science and Technology Quiz Competition Kicks off

AUST's Science and Technology Quiz Competition Kicks off

In continuation of the programs mapped out to celebrate the university’s 10th anniversary and in line with its desire to forge meaningful partnerships with the communities around it, on Thursday May 25, 2017, the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), hosted the first phase of a planned series of science and technology quiz competitions for selected secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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Congratulations To Mohammed Abdullahi

The AUST community extends its congratulations to Mr. Mohammed Abdullahi, Assistant Librarian in the university's Science Library on the completion of his Master's degree in Library and Information Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State.

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Petroleum Does It Again!

Petroleum Does It Again!

Our Student Chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) continues with their winning streak. On 10th March, 2017, our Petroleum Engineering student Teslim Olayiwola participated in the 2017 Student Technical Conference and Exhibition (STCE) Petroquiz and Paper contest held at University of Uyo.

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New M.Sc. Programs

New M.Sc. Programs

With effect from July, 2017 the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) will offer 3 new 12-month M.Sc. Programs by coursework only.

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AUST hosts Nigeria's University Librarians

AUST hosts Nigeria's University Librarians

AUST welcomed to its campus Librarians and library representatives from 50 universities across the nation who were here representing their institutions at the annual conference of the Association of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities (AULNU) held during the period 5-8th March, 2017.

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AUST To Pursue ABET Accreditation

AUST To Pursue ABET Accreditation

As part of its efforts at continuous improvement and ensuring continued maintenance of the highest academic standards, AUST has recently been engaging with ABET (the U.S.-based Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) created by professionals in the field to organize, operate and develop accreditation systems for scientific and technical education programs in order to meet international standards.

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AUST Partners With Tangent Hub

AUST Partners With Tangent Hub

At a very well attended ceremony on the morning of the 25th of september 2016, AUST hosted the launch of an important new initiative “Tangent–Hub” which, together with AUST and several other partners, including other academic institutions, government departments, parastatals, private sector entities, international development agencies and select individuals, will serve as a nucleus for a range of activities set to drive innovation in the Abuja Technology Corridor.

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Celebrating Mandela Day

Celebrating Mandela Day

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Institution and the South African High Commission, Abuja will, as has now become customary observe and celebrate this year's Nelson Mandela International Day. A series of activities have been planned and, according to the program made available, the events run from July 15 through July 18, 2016.

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AUST Student Pioneers With Top Award

Ms. Samuel Jemimah-Sandra, a new M.Sc. graduate in Petroleum Engineering, was honoured at a recent event, hosted by the Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, who was in Abuja on ACBF business and hosted a special dinner to celebrate the graduation of the 21 female students ACBF sponsored at AUST during the 2015/2016 academic year

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AUST students scoop major international award

AUST students scoop major international award

AUST "Petros" have done it again! The African University of Science & Technology Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Chapter has been selected to receive the 2016 Outstanding Student Chapter Award.

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AUST holds 6th commencement ceremony

AUST holds 6th commencement ceremony

With its distinguished Board Chair, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala presiding, AUST held its 6th commencement ceremony on 8th June, 2016.

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