President's Welcome Message


Dear Prospective Students and Friends of AUST,

I am pleased to use this opportunity to introduce you to the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja. AUST-Abuja was founded in 2007 by the Nelson Mandela Instituition (NMI) with the idea of developing an African centre of excellence in science, technology and innovation, with a focus on energy.

Since the first class in 2008, AUST-Abuja has offered MSc and PhD programs in Petroleum Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Pure and Applied Mathematics, and Theoretical Physics.

Beyond these core subjects, our students also have the opportunity to participate in certificate programs in interdisciplinary areas that enable them to learn more about Business and Innovation, Energy and Environmental Engineering, and Biological Science and Engineering. Hence all AUST-Abuja students have the opportunity to recieve a hybrid education that includes a strong foundation in a core discipline, and interdisciplinary preparation in exciting new areas that prepare them for careers in business policy and/or to make cutting-edge contributions to science , technology and innovation.

Our vision is to build a centre of excellence for science and technology research and education in Africa. AUST-Abuja scientists and engineers engage in research that addresses African needs in energy, water, infrastructure, health, and telecommunications. They are developing new organic solar cells and light emitting devices, water filters, sustainable building materials and nanoparticles/BioMEMS for detection and treatment of cancer. Our research groups are also exploring the frontiers of pure and applied mathematics, as well as theoretical physics, where we have some of the leading minds in Africa.

So come and join us at AUST and become part of a new generation of African Lions.


Prof. Wole Soboyejo





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