The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) is a private, pan-African, co-educational, research university located in Abuja, Nigeria. The mission of AUST is to advance knowledge through applied research and offering structured instruction with a focus on science, engineering, technology, and even applications to policy. Our holistic approach to teaching and research includes other areas of scholarship that will best serve the African continent in the 21st century.
AUST is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation derived from attracting some of the best brains drawn from a diverse international community of scholars.
We seek to develop in each member of the AUST community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.
In addition to its governing Board, AUST benefits from the collective knowledge, experience, and wisdom of an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers who are members of the African Scientific Committee (ASC) and the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) both established at its inception.
Support from around the world. The AUST initiative has received overwhelming support from around the world, especially in the scientific and donor communities, and from a number of bilateral relationships, as well as partnerships with the private sector. In its early stages, two middle income countries were very active in providing support — India through the IIT and IIS Systems and South Africa through the AIMS Mathematical Institute in Cape Town.