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We attract people from around the country who share our ideals and vision for positive change. We believe in embracing challenges and taking action. Our students, researchers and alumni bring their unique voices to learning and discovery, shaping new ways of doing things and contributing to important conversations in topics that matter most, from human rights to global health to climate change. We are where imagination and action collide.

The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE), Delta State, Nigeria was established in March 2007 under a Federal Government of Nigeria initiative to build a specialized University to produce unique high level manpower and relevant expertise for the Oil & Gas sector in Nigeria and worldwide.

At first, it occupied the PTI Conference centre, Effurun Delta state, which is few kilometres away from the permanent site. The new site covered large hectares of land generously leased by the chiefs and people of Uviwe kingdom.

FUPRE is the first of its kind in Africa and it is destined to be the premier international institution-of-choice with the state-of-the-art facilities to provide the petroleum and allied sectors, world class education, training, research, consultancy and extension services. 

FUPRE organise its academic activities along college lines. Under this arrangement, related Departments are  grouped to form a College without an intervening tier of faculties.

Colleges are by no means self-sufficient as the University encourage inter-disciplinary approach to all its teaching and research activities.

The foundational College of the University was College of science with 113 foundation students. The foundation students began their courses at FUPRE, on May, 2007.

The College not only enrols its own students but serves as support for other colleges to be established. The General Studies and Entrepreneurship Unit was also established in the College to coordinate all programmes of the University aiming at producing rounded graduates with entrepreneurial skills.


The Vision of the University is to be the premier international institution with state-of-the-art facilities to provide for the petroleum and allied sectors, world-class education, training, research, consultancy and extension services.


To create top quality human resource in order to enhance the local content in the Oil & Gas and Energy industry of the country.

To design, develop and deliver cutting edge education and training programmes for professionals in the industry.

To engage in research, consultancy and development activities in all technical and managerial aspects of the oil & gas sector.

To take the leadership role in promoting the economic development of the immediate community and the society at large through specific education, training and outreach activities.


The University has it’s philosophy “To promote the advancement of knowledge and produce graduates who are technopreneurs with concern for the promotion of environmentally friendly technological solutions in the practice of their profession”

The members of the University Governing Council are:

1. Prof. Anthony G. Anwukah – Pro-Chancellor and Chairman
2. Hon. Olubunmi Oriniowo
3. Hon. Isah M. Tambagarka
4. Prof. Dantoye V. Dapper
5. Sen. Adamu Nikau
6. Barr. Grace Ekanem
7. Prof. Chris Onosemuode
8. Prof. (Engr.) Godswill Ofualagba
9. Dr. David Allenotor
10. Dr. (Engr.) Omonigho B. Otanocha
11. Rev. Fr. Dr. Abaka A. Oghenejode
12. Mr. Obaro Egagifo

  • Prof. ENGR. Akpofure Rim-rukeh (Vice Chancellor)

  • Prof. Christorpher Ajuwa (DVC Admin)

  • Prof. Izelu Christopher (DVC Acad)

  • Mrs. E. Jane Omoyine (Registrar)

  • Mr. Garba Y. Nabayi (Bursar)

  • Dr. Gloria O. Oyovwe-Tinuoye (Ag. Librarian)

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