Rivers State University

Rivers State University (RIVSU or RSU), formerly known as Rivers State University of Science and Technology (UST or RSUST), is a government-owned university located in Diobu (Mile III) area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Southern Nigeria.[3]

Rivers State University
Faculty of Sciences
Former names
Rivers State College of Science and Technology (1972–1980) Rivers State University of Science and Technology (1980–2017)
MottoExcellence & Creativity
Established1972 as University college
1980 as University
ChancellorSidi M. Bage CON, JSC (rtd)[1]
Vice-ChancellorNlerum Sunday Okogbule[2]
Administrative staff
ColoursGreen, Dark Blue, and White      
NicknameRVSU, RSU (formerly RSUST)
AffiliationsASUU, NUC, ACU

As of 2021, the vice chancellor of the university is Professor Nlerum Sunday Okogbule.[4] He was appointed by the Governor Nyesom Wike administration.



The Rivers State University of Science and Technology was established in 1972 as the College of Science and Technology.[5] It was granted independent university status in 1980 and was renamed from College of Science and Technology to Rivers State University of Science and Technology.[6] In March 2017, the university was renamed to Rivers State University.[7] It is the only university in Nigeria that is accredited to offer degree programs in Marine Engineering.[8]

Faculties and courses


Faculty of Sciences


Faculty of Engineering


Faculty of Law

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

Faculty of Management Sciences

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

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

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

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Forestry and Environment
  • Department of Agric and Applied Economics
  • Department of Agric Extension and Rural Development
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Crop/Soil Science
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environment
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Department of Home Science and Management

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Adult Education
  • Department of Vocational and Technical Education
  • Department of Education Management
  • Department of Education Foundation
  • Department of Business Education
  • Department of Science Education
  • Department of Library and Information Science

Faculty of Humanities

  • Department of English and Literature
  • Department of History and International Relations
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Religious Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences


College of Medical Sciences

  • Faculty of Basic medical sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical sciences
  • Nursing

Faculty of Communication and Media studies

  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Department of Journalism and Print Technology
  • Department of Public Relations and Advertising
  • Department of Cinematography And Broadcasting

Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science

  • Department of Clinical Chemistry
  • Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science
  • Department of Medical Microbiology
  • Department of Histopathology and cytology

Notable alumni



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  4. ^ "About". www.rsu.edu.ng. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Rivers State University | Ranking & Review". www.4icu.org. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
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  7. ^ Azubuike, Victor (15 March 2017). "NUC directive: Rivers Assembly changes name of state University". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 28 February 2023.
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