AUN seeks to become a great center of learning and research for Nigeria and Africa, and a catalyst for development in the entire world. In the words of its Founder, it sees its role as a "Development University". Thus, the University will honor the traditional university roles of repository and transmitter of culture and knowledge, and center for the creation of new knowledge. As a "Development University", it will focus on the practical role that a great university must play in the development of a great nation.
The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.
To this end, AUN will foster the creation of leaders committed to sustaining a democracy in which diverse people share in the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, proficient in creating and applying technology to wise purpose, and dedicated to securing a humane and prosperous world.
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To realize this vision and fulfill our mission, we will focus our planning n the following strategic goals:
1 AUN will be a Development University for Africa
2 Retain and recruit faculty with the highest standards and academic excellence who are devoted to teaching, research and mentoring students to solve societal problems.
3 Foster and build an environment that develops students who are problem solvers, and whose lives are transformed for service and leadership.
4 Develop and encourage the effective use of technology to support learning and research by students and faculty.
5 Develop the physical environment to support the learning, teaching and research goals of a Development University.
6 Accelerate and sustain financial growth to achieve financial stability.
7 Help create and sustain a social and political environment supportive of these goals
Our values statement defines what we hold in common as members of the AUN community, and informs our vision and mission statements.
- We believe that tolerance and understanding among national, ethnic, and religious groups are essential to the success of this or any other nation. The University will actively work to instill these values in its students and will itself reflect them in its policies.
- We believe that the University, in all of its activities, shall demonstrate the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and academic honesty.
- We believe that freedom of expression is fundamental to any intellectual community and affirm that all members of the AUN community will have the to express any opinion without fear of reprisals of any kind.