First International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On Thursday, 11 February 2016, the United Nations and partner
organizations will observe the first International Day of Women and Girls
in Science. This event, which was brought into effect by the signing of a
resolution in December 2015, is a collective effort by several UN agencies
including UNESCO, UN-Women, and the International Telecommunication Union
(ITU) to recognize the importance of women and girls in scientific
communities and to promote their full and equal participation in all
aspects of science education and scientific careers.

To mark the inauguration of this event,   … more

Call for applications for AAAS-TWAS Summer Course on Science and Diplomacy

We would like to inform you that the call for applications for the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science and Diplomacy to be held in July 2016 in Trieste, Italy is now open.

The course is organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and TWAS and aims to expose participants to some key concepts on the interactions between the scientific and policy-making communities. It will also explore contemporary international policy issues relating to science, technology, environment and health.

West African Society of Toxicology 5th International Conference

The West African Society of Toxicology in Collaboration with the University of Benin, Igbinedion University Okada and The National Centre for Energy and Environment, invites all and sundry to it’s 5th International Conference.

Theme: Developing Countries and Chemical Exposures: Upholding the Precautionary Principles”.
Date : 9th – 12th February 2016.
Venue: National Centre for Energy and Environment , University of Benin , Benin City

Invitation to 166th Inaugural Lecture

The Vice Chancellor,Professor F.F.O Orumwense, on behalf of Senate, Staff and Students of the University of Benin, cordially invites the general public to its 166th Inaugural Lecture Series titled “Untying Nature’s Knots on the Breath of Life:The Paediatrician As The Watchman”. The lecture is to be delivered by Professor O Oviawe , Professor of Paediatric Pulmonology and Child Health, University of Benin.
DATE: 4th February 2016
TIME : 3:30pm Prompt
VENUE : Akin Deko Main Auditorium , University of Benin

Lassa Fever Lecture 12th February

As part of the measures put in place by the Vice Chancellor and the management of the University of Benin to address the resurgence of the dreaded Lassa fever disease, a one day sensitization lecture entitled ‘Combatting Lassa fever: A National Health Challenge’ will be delivered by a foremost Lassa fever researcher,  former Vice Chancellor Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma: Professor Dennis Agbonlahor.
Date: Friday 12th February, 2016
Time 10.00am prompt
Venue ; Akin Deko Auditorium
The University of Benin committee on Lassa fever has been constituted and inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor.


Please mark this date in your calendar.

165th Inaugural lecture Takes Place

The event started by 4:00pm with the arrival of guests and the entry of the Chancellor’s procession. The PRO of the University , Mike Osasuyi recognised the principal officers present.
The principal officers present at the event where the Vice- Chancellor Prof Faraday Friday Osasere Orumwense, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin) Prof Lawrence Ezemonye, Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Acad) Prof Abiodun Falodun , the deputy Vice-Chancellor (Ekehuan Campus) Prof Samuel Ereyi Aduwa-Ogiegbaen,the registrar And Secretary to The Council Mrs Otasowie A. Osodin and the Bursar Dr. Baba Bila.

The Registrar Mrs .A .O Oshodin Represented by the deputy Registrar introduced the Vice-Chancellor Prof Faraday Orumwense , the rep of the registrar welcomed the Vice-Chancellor and the principal officers of the university.The presence Directors, Deans, provosts,professors, student and invited guest where also recognised.The Vice- Chancellor Prof Faraday Orumwense declared the ceremony open. The Vice- Chancellor Prof Faraday Orumwense went through a short biography of Professor S.M.Ogbonmwan,after which Professor S.M Ogbonmwan was called upon to give his lecture titled” “Lifting Oneself With The Bootstrap: My research experience and other non-parametric paradigms”. The event closed at about 5.30p.m

USA Regional Fulbright Workshop and Education 2016 – Day 3

The programme began with the master of ceremony of the programme Professor Eddy Eragbe welcomed the members of the University management team led by The Vice-Chancellor Prof. F.F.O.Orumwense, FNSE. Members of the management team present where the DVC ( ACAD ) Prof. ABIODUN FALODUN,the DVC (Ekenwan Campus) His Royal Highness (Prof.) SAMUEL E.O. ADUWA-OGIEGBAEN  jp,The Busar, Dr. BABA BILA, FCNA and a representative of the registrar, MRS. O.A. OSHODIN.
The Public Affairs  Officer The American Embassy , (Public Affair Officer)  Dehab  Ghebreab was also at the event. She  introduced the  other members of the American team.In attendance were professors, lecturers, students; both undergraduate and postgraduate as well as staff of the University of Benin.more