Message from the Dean

Thank you for your interest in graduate studies at the American University of Nigeria (AUN). Coming to AUN will probably be your most life-changing decision.  Without question, a graduate degree from AUN will open new doors in your career, but more significantly, graduate study at AUN will transform you and the way you see the world.

At the AUN Graduate School, we are very conscious of the challenges of development in Africa. Our location in northeast Nigeria gives us a strong awareness of these challenges. It also gives us a unique perspective and a deep consciousness of our role – not simply as a detached intellectual observer but as an engaged member of society seeking innovative solutions for the common good. We are acutely aware of our responsibility to contribute the truth and knowledge that can help foster human development, technological innovation, enlightenment, hope, social justice, peace, and love for the human being that the world desperately needs.

We are taking this responsibility extremely seriously. So, when you join us, we will challenge you to recognize and take on this responsibility too - to our local community and humanity.  You will receive the highest-grade education from experienced and highly qualified faculty who bring extraordinary rigor and passion to their work.  Your fellow students come from diverse professional and cultural backgrounds, which creates a vibrant and stimulating learning community. You will benefit from our regional and international partnerships with local and international organizations, which provide extensive resources, data, and opportunities for innovative research that benefit society.  You will see why we are Africa's development university.

I look forward to personally welcoming you to our graduate school community. If you are here already, I thank you for all you bring to our collective mission and look forward to continuing to work with you to build a more prosperous society and a more secure world.

 

Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob, PhD, FRSA

Dean of Graduate School and Research

American University of Nigeria

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