The Federal University Dutse (FUD), received its charter, along with eight other newly established Federal Universities, from the Federal Government of Nigeria on February 9, 2011. The University’s campus is located in the capital of Jigawa state, Dutse, an ancient town in north western Nigeria. The University’s host town, Dutse, offers the charm of a small agricultural town, with easy access to major metropolitan areas such as Kano, Bauchi, Maiduguri, and Kaduna. The university recognizes the importance of its location in Dutse and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of these great metropolitan areas in the surrounding states.
FUD seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many universities and higher educational institutions in Nigeria and across the world. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the community, the nation, and the world.
As a new federal government-owned institution, FUD offers a broad range of degree programs in the humanities, the natural and social sciences, and agriculture, in years to come, courses in management sciences, environmental studies, law, education, engineering, and medicine. FUD’s pioneer student body will be about 265 undergraduates. As a new university, it is committed to the best tradition of excellence. It aspires to be a teaching and research-intensive, technologically driven institution. FUD hopes to attract distinguished nationally and internationally known researchers, authors, scientists and scholars, and other fellows and members of professional associations and academies who might help disseminate its vision of higher education, knowledge, and service.
The Federal University Dutse shall excel in educating men and women for competence and character. We will realize this vision by combining teaching and scholarship of high quality with exemplary leadership at all levels. By doing this we hope to earn national and international recognition and further attract human and material resources needed for sustained and unrelenting excellence.
The Federal University Dutse exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge, and foster a free exchange of ideas. The University will focus on a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching, and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic, and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. In this, FUD will strive to be a major research university with extensive graduate programs that are also dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. The University’s faculties and departments will be committed to the intellectual, cultural, and ethical development of students as citizens, scholars, and professionals. FUD graduates will be prepared to contribute to a global society that requires leaders with creativity, integrity, and a dedication to service. Finally, FUD is committed to ideas that will make it to be recognized around the world as one of the best institutions of higher education.
The philosophy of FUD is premised on the promotion of an environment in which all people are inspired to learn, the encouragement of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, pre-inquiry, and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population. As an academic institution, FUD’s philosophy will also be based on active engagement with addressing the critical needs of the catchment area, nation, and global community, in close partnership with the host community, the Federal government, the catchment area state governments and, with time, with alumni, and in partnership with public, private, and non-profit institutions in Jigawa State and beyond.
The core values on which FUD will conduct its affairs are the following: –
- Respect for the fundamental values of human dignity and the right to self-improvement.
- A commitment to a robust educational environment in which all people are welcome and feel welcome –one that supports critical thinking, free inquiry, and respect for diverse views and values. As a community, FUD embraces diversity as an integral and vital part of everyday life and a cornerstone value of the university.
- A commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therefore: all or any act of discrimination based open race, colour, ethnicity, gender, class, age, disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, and other acts of intolerance are unacceptable at FUD.
- The consideration is that academic honesty and integrity lie at the heart of the educational enterprise of knowledge production, learning, and service.
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