University of Lagos
The University of Lagos, popularly known as UNILAG, is a public research university in Lagos, Nigeria. It is one of the five first generation universities in Nigeria and was founded in 1962. The University presently has three Campuses in the Mainland of Lagos. Whereas two of its Campuses are located in Yaba (the main campus in Akoka and the recently created campus at the former School of Radiography), its College of Medicine is located in Idi-Araba, Surulere. Its main campus is largely surrounded by the Lagos lagoon and has 802 acres of land. The University of Lagos currently admits over 9,000 Undergraduate students annually and enrolls over 57,000 students.
|Type||Public research university|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe|
|Colors||Gold and Maroon|
|Sports||Football and gymnastics|
The current vice-chancellor is Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. He has been the vice-chancellor since 2017.
Academics and researchEdit
|Global – Overall|
The university has remained one of the most competitive in the country in terms of admissions. With approximately 57,000 students as of 2013, the University of Lagos has one of the largest student populations of any university in the country. The University of Lagos is one of the twenty-five federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission.
A recent publication of Forbes magazine ranked the school as the 3rd best university in Africa for entrepreneurship after University of Cape Town and Makariere University, tagging University of Lagos the “startup powerhouse” college for Nigerian students.
The university has been called "the University of First Choice and the Nation's Pride." The university's research activity was one of the major criteria used by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in adjudging the university as the best university in Nigeria at the Nigerian University System Annual Merit Award (NUSAMA) in 2008.
The University of Lagos College of Medicine is associated with Lagos University Teaching Hospital. On the 29th of June, 2020, the university received robots,CRZR, from platform capital as a donation to fight the spread of COVID-19. 
|Faculty of Arts|
|Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences|
|Faculty of Management Sciences|
|Faculty of Clinical Sciences|
|Faculty of Dental Sciences|
|Faculty of Education|
|Faculty of Engineering|
|Faculty of Environmental Sciences|
|Faculty of Law|
|Faculty of Social Science|
|Faculty of Science|
|Faculty of Pharmacy|
Notable alumni, faculty and staffEdit
- Wole Soyinka
- Grace Alele-Williams
- J. P. Clark
- Olufemi Majekodunmi
- Marita Golden
- Oyeleye Oyediran
- Lazarus Ekwueme
- Ken Saro Wiwa
- Solomon Babalola
- Akinsola Olusegun Faluyi
- Uju Uzo Ojinnaka
Amongst the alumni of the University of Lagos, Akoka and other institutions that fall under that banner are:
- Daniel Olukoya, Scientist and Clergyman.
- Enoch Adeboye, Professor snd Clergyman
- Tony Elumelu, Economist, Entrepreneur and Philantropist
- George Magoha, Surgeon and Academic
- Ousainou Darboe, Current Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Yemi Osinbajo, Current Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
- Rilwan Akiolu, Current Oba of Lagos
- Lai Mohammed, Lawyer and Current Minister of Information and Culture
- Femi Gbajabiamila, Lawyer, Lawmaker and current Speaker of Nigeria's 9th House of Representatives
- Ogbonnaya Onu, First Executive Governor of Abia State
- Bolanle Austen-Peters, Lawyer and Businesswoman
- Omowunmi Sadik, Scientist and Professor
- Titilola Obilade, Medical Doctor
- Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission
- Wande Abimbola, Yoruba Professor
- Wale Adenuga, Publisher and Film producer
- Wole Olanipekun, Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria
- Ibrahim Dankwambo, Former Governor of Gombe State
- Omoyele Sowore, Founder, Sahara Reporters
- Gbenga Daniel, Former Governor of Ogun State
- Gabriel Suswam, Former Governor of Benue State
- Babatunde Ogunnaike, Engineering Professor
- Wale Babalakin, Lawyer and Businessman
- Ngozi Egbuna, Economist
- Seyi Makinde, Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Current Governor of Oyo State
- Babajide Sanwo-Olu , Businessman and Current Governor of Lagos State
- Funke Akindele, Award winning Actress and Producer
- Genevieve Nnaji, Award winning Actress, Director and Producer
- Olajide Williams, Professor of Neurology at Columbia University
On 29 May 2012, the then President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, proposed to rename the University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University in honor of Moshood Abiola, who died in jail as a political prisoner in 1998. The proposed name change became a subject of protests from students and alumni. The proposal was consequently jettisoned as the Nigerian Federal Government gave in to the protests incited by the proposed name change.
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