Rivers State University

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Law faculty building, RSUST, Port Harcourt.

The Rivers State University (RVSU), formerly Rivers State University of Science and Technology,[1] is a public university located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. It was first established as a university college in 1972 and later became a full fledged university in 1980. RVSU has a student population of over 29,000 as of 2017 supported by 3000 faculties and staff.[2] It is the first technological university in Nigeria and also the first university to be situated within the Niger Delta. In 2014, it was rated as Nigeria's best E-learning institution and was ranked as the 15th best university in the country.

Faculties and courses[edit]

Faculty of Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Applied and Environmental Biology

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Civil
  • Department of Marine
  • Department of Petroleum
  • Department of Mechanical
  • Department of Electrical
  • Department of Chemical/petrochemical
  • Department of Agricultural And Environmental

Faculty of Law[edit]

  • Department of Business Law
  • Department of International Law
  • Department of Public Law
  • Department of Private and Properly Law

Faculty of Management Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Office And Information Management
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Mass Communication
  • Department of Banking And Finance
  • Department of Accountancy

Faculty of Environmental Sciences[edit]

  • Land Survey
  • Department of Estate Management
  • Department of Quantity Surveying
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Urban And Regional Planning

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

Faculty of Science and Technical Education[edit]


  1. "RVHA Approves Renaming Of RSUST …Okays State Varsity Teaching Hospital". The Tide. 15 March 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. "About Rivers State University of Science and Technology". Rsu.edu.ng. Retrieved 2 October 2017.

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