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Rivers State University (RVSU or RSU), formerly Rivers State University of Science and Technology, is a university located in the Diobu area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. The university has staff strength of 3,000 and a student population of 22,400 as of 2017[citation needed]. 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.[1]

Rivers State University
Faculty of Sciences, Rivers State University.jpg
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
ChancellorJustice Iche Ndu[1]
Vice-ChancellorProf. Blessing Didia
Administrative staff
Students22,400 (2017)
Location, ,
ColoursGreen, Dark Blue, and White               
NicknameRVSU, RSU (formerly RSUST)
AffiliationsASUU, NUC, ACU



The Rivers State University of Science and Technology was established in 1972 as the College of Science and Technology. 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. It is the only university in Nigeria that is accredited to offer degree programs in Marine Engineering.

Faculties and coursesEdit

Faculty of SciencesEdit

  • 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 EngineeringEdit

  • 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 LawEdit

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

Faculty of Management SciencesEdit

  • 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 SciencesEdit

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

Faculty of AgricultureEdit

Department of Forestry and Environment

Faculty of Science and Technical EducationEdit

Notable alumniEdit


Comrade I.T LAWSON (National Secretary, Nollywood Guild of Nigeria

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