FUNAI is one of nine new Federal Universities that were set up by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR on the 26th of February 2011 in order to expand access to quality education to all parts of Nigeria and to produce research that will support the nation’s economy and its industries. FUNAI focuses on Excellence and Integrity. Academic activities in the University commenced fully in the first week of November, 2012 with 10 departments/ academic areas and 25 undergraduate programs in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology as well as Basic Medical Sciences.

The University prides itself on offering excellent learning experience for students, informed by up-to-date research and facilitated by a high-quality learning environment, with multi-media classrooms, modern library and well equipped laboratories. There is an emphasis on employability and entrepreneurship in all academic programs.

FUNAI is constantly implementing new technologies and programmes that reflect the educational needs of 21st century and beyond students. We are also committed to recruiting scholars that are proven world-class experts with international research standing. As it stands, a significant number of our teaching staff has terminal degrees from the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Belgium, South Africa and other African countries.