Rivers State University (RSU), Diobu, Rivers State


    Rivers State University (RVSU or RSU), formerly Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), is a university located in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

    The Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) Port Harcourt was established in October, 1980 from the Rivers State College of Science and Technology which was itself established in 1972.

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    It is located at Nkpolu-Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria. It is the first Technological University in Nigeria and the first state owned State University in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The motto of the University is “Excellence and Creativity”.

    The University has a staff strength of 1,870 and a student population of 29,939 15000. The University is ranked as the 16th 12th among 80 other Universities in Nigeria. The language of instruction in the institution is English.

    The university has staff strength of 3,000 and a student population of 22,400 as of 2017. It is the first technological university in Nigeria and also the first university to be situated within the Niger Delta. In 2014, it was rated as Nigeria’s best E-learning institution and was ranked as the 15th best university in the country.

    Former names
    Rivers State College of Science and Technology(1972-1980)

    Rivers State University of Science and Technology(1980-2017)

    Motto Excellence & Creativity
    Type Public
    Established 1972 as University college
    1980 as University
    Administrative staff
    Students 22,400 (2017)
    Undergraduates 17,900
    Postgraduates 4,500
    Location Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
    Campus Urban
    Colours Green, Dark Blue, and White
    Nickname RVSU, RSU (formerly RSUST)
    Affiliations ASUU, NUC, ACU
    Website www.rsu.edu.ng

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    Faculty of Sciences

    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Computer Science
    • Department of Biochemistry
    • Department of Animal and Environmental Biology
    • Department of Microbiology
    • Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology
    • Department of Medical Laboratory Science

    Faculty of Engineering

    • Department of Civil
      • Highway Engineering
      • Structural Engineering
      • Hydraulics
    • Department of Marine Engineering
    • Department of Petroleum Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Electrical Engineering
    • Department of Chemical/petrochemical Engineering
    • Department of Agricultural And Environmental Engineering

    Faculty of Law

    • Department of Business Law
    • Department of International Law
    • Department of Public Law
    • Department of Private and Property Law

    Faculty of Management Sciences

    • Department of Office And Information Management
    • Department of Marketing
    • Department of Management
    • Department of Mass Communication
    • Department of Banking And Finance
    • Department of Accountancy

    Faculty of Environmental Sciences

    • Land Survey
    • Department of Estate Management
    • Department of Quantity Surveying
    • Department of Architecture
    • Department of Urban And Regional Planning

    Faculty of Agriculture

    Faculty of Science and Technical Education

    Notable alumni

    • Judith Amaechi, former First Lady of Rivers State
    • Mary Uranta, Actress, Producer, Singer
    • Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, Ijaw activist (left before graduation)
    • Manuela George-Izunwa, Politician
    • Goodluck Nanah Opiah, Politician
    • Felicity Okpete Ovai, Engineer
    • Tonto Dikeh, Actress
    • Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, current Governor of Rivers State
    • Austin Opara, former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives of Nigeria
    • Magnus Abe, Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
    • Eberechi Wike, Judge of the Rivers State High Court of Justice


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