The Renaissance University is an idea and an ideal whose time has finally come. We are all conversant with what had happened to the Nigerian educational system out of which the University education has suffered innumerable punches from cheating at the UME and racket admission, lack of facilities, constant strikes by staff and students, secrets cultism, examination malpractice, bizarre academic calendar etc. The result of these punches is a University system that has been technically knocked out (TKO). The three conventional University competencies of Teaching, Research and Community Service have been completely compromised because none of the three is receiving the attention it deserves. The promoters of Renaissance thus conceived of a University that will bring a complete rebirth to the University education system in Nigeria.
Renaissance University (RNU), an institution established with excellence as its focus, was one of eight tertiary institutions issued with licence to operate as a Private University in 2005 by National Universities Commission (NUC).
However, of all the eight Private Universities, Renaissance University is unique in the sense that it is the only one that started on a virgin land without infrastructure or utilities. This affected the immediate take off of the University until September, 2007 when the gates of the University were opened to the pioneer students.
Renaissance University’s focus is exclusively on academic, technical and ethical excellence and we set out to change the face of University education in Nigeria through a carefully structured and efficiently executed curriculum aimed at producing the total man who will always be preferred in the job market than the other graduates. This is in line with our vision whose key phase is “to be a centre of excellence” and our mission which is “to produce a roundly trained universal man, who is well motivated and poised to accelerate national development, using sound knowledge and application of innovations in Arts, Science and Technology”.
Since we have just taken off, there is not much done yet in the area of research but in line with our “communiversity” spirit we are poised to embark on razor-edge researches that will benefit the agrarian community we are located in. Arrangements are on to satisfy this focus as we intensify our determination to put in place our virtual library that will afford our students and staff access to research reports all over the world. The University has a unique policy that requires academic staff and research fellows to carry out researches that would attract grants if they will continue to be retained on University’s strength. The University is also putting in place a large farm that will be used not only to generate revenue but largely to enhance agricultural research.
Research is one of the platforms on which the University wishes to establish its name as a centre of excellence. To do this we intend to:
1. Establish a Research and Development Centre that will coordinate all our research activities to be headed by an experienced Professor as Director. The centre will ensure that focused and multi-disciplinary researches that have direct benefit to the society are encouraged. The anchor points will be ICT and the environment.
2. Academic staff will be encouraged to participate in collaborative research activities.
3. Research linkages will also be encouraged between the University and industries.
4. The University will create the necessary floor, with well equipped research laboratories and modern research tools.
5. The University intends to create Nobel Laureate in various disciplines and in pursuit of this goal, quality research
output will be a major consideration in assessment for promotion.
6. We will actively search for research grant to support research activities and staff will also be encouraged to seek independent sources of funds for research.
The University is concerned with the utilitarian value of knowlegde and therefore, aims at providing quality education that can meet the challenges of the 21st century and to produce the Total Man who is sound in learning, worthy in character, useful to himself, his community and the Nigerian State.Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for admission into Renaissance University, for 4 and 5 year full-time degree programmes in the colleges and departments of the university.
RENAISSANCE UNIVERSITY WELCOMES FRESH AND RETURNING STUDENTS
The Vice Chancelloer and the management of Renaissance University welcomes returning and new students for the 2011/2012 academic session.
FULLY EQUIPED SPORTS FACILITY
LECTURE HALL AND STUDENTS IN CAMPUS
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
The primary aims of college of Natural and Applied Sciences is to provide high quality instruction in the fields of Biological,Chemical and Physical Sciences, and to prepare students for careers in the fields,by inculcating in the students scientific principles and the application of these to the needs of the society.The college seeks to effectively encourage creative endeavor in our academics staff as well as in our students,so that the quality of teaching will reflect in the performance of the students.The graduates of this College will be fitted for jobs in academics, medicine, food production, processing and storage, pharmaceuticals, breweries, Biotechnology, remediation of polluted environment and leadership positions in industries and government. Thus the graduates of this college will provide the scientific and technological manpower that is essential for the technological of the Nigerian nation in this century.
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences offers bachelor’s degree programs in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Physics, Industrial Mathematics, Statistics, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Environmental Management and Zoology.
To quality for Admission into this College, the candidate must have 5 credits in SSCE, GCE or NECO which should include English, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and a score of not less than 160 in JAMB. The college also admits candidates with OND and GCE A-level for direct entry.
In the first year all the students enrolled in the College will take basic courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and Mathematics
The College has eleven (11) departments:
Department of Mirocbiology
Department Fishery & Aquaculture
Department Environment Management.
Department of Bio-chemistry
Department Industrial Chemistry
Department Brewing Sciences
Department Industrial Physics
Department Industrial Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Geology
Department of Geophysics and Earth Sciences
College of Information and Communication
Welcome to the college of information and communication technology, the centre of excellence in applied computing and communication science.
The College of Information and Communication Technology was one of the three colleges that started from the inception of the University in 2005.Our teaching and research are characterized by inter-disciplinary approach to problem based models.
The College has thirteen (7) departments:
Department of Computer Science
Department of Computer Economics
Department of Systems Analysis
Department of Information Management
Department of Communication Technology
Department of Software Development
Department of Systems Development
Professor of Statistics
Dean of the College of Information and Communication Technology
College of Management and Social Sciences
The College of Management and Social Sciences was established in 2007 as one of the founding Colleges of Renaissance University.
The College has thirteen (13) departments:
Department of Business Administration
Department of Accountancy
Department of Marketing and Finance
Department of Marketing
Department of Management
Departments of Economics
Department of Mass Communication
Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology
Department of History and International Relations
Department of Political Science
Department of Insurance and Risk Management.
Department of Entrepreneurial Studies.
The Department Handbook contains updated information on the various departments: their philosophy and objectives; admission requirement; course offerings; credit load; industrial attachment; staffing; research projects; thesis and dissertation.
The curriculum of each programme offered by the departments is as approved by the Senate of Renaissance University and in consonance with the National Universities Commission (NUC) minimum academic standards.
The University is concerned with the utilitarian value of knowledge and therefore, aims at providing quality education that can meet the challenges of the 21st Century and to produce the TOTAL MAN who is sound in learning worthy in character, useful to himself, his community and the Nigerian State.
Mr. Godwin Chijioke
Ag. Dean, CMSS
College of Arts
Welcome to the college of Arts.
The College has two (2) departments:
Department of History and International Relations
Department of Mass Communication