The University of Lagos and the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) are set to launch two new ARUA Centres of Excellence in the university.

The centres are:

  • ARUA Centre of Excellence for Urbanisation and Habitable Cities in Africa.
  • ARUA Centre of Excellence for Unemployment and Skills Development in Africa.

The two-day event will also include a Research Agenda-Setting Workshop, and details are as follows:

Date:              Thursday, 6th and Friday, 7th September, 2018

Time:              9:00 a.m.

Venue:           Tayo Aderinokun Lecture Theatre

                          (Beside Unilag Guest House)

 There will be presentations by:

  • Dr. Sunday Adebisi                                                                      (Founding Director, Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Centre.) on “Entrepreneurship Roadmap in UNILAG: The Journey So  Far and the Future Ahead.”


  • Gbenga Nubi (Founding Director, Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development) on “Funding Housing Delivery in Nigeria through Three Real Estate Investment Portfolios: REITS, Real Estate Restricted Portfolios, and Asset-Backed Bonds/Sukuk.”

Date: Friday, 7th September, 2018    Time: 2:30 p.m.

Speakers:  Prof. Ernest Aryeetey              Prof. Wellington Oyibo

        Secretary-General, ARUA                                         Director, Research & Innovation Office

Host:               Prof. Oluwole Familoni

                                       DVC (Academics and Research)                                    

Chief Host:    Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS

                                        Vice Chancellor


Members of the university community are encouraged to participate actively in the events.