Abia State University Uturu (ABSU) is a Nigerian public university. It is one of the state-owned universities in Nigeria. These state academic institutions were created to expand admissions and bring professional skills, expertise, and modern research facilities close to the city and rural dwellers, and have helped talented students to obtain higher education.
The inception of the university was in 1981 in the former Imo State under the name of Imo State University, Etiti. The university was established by Sam Mbakwe when he was governor of old Imo State. The main campus was at Etiti, Imo State, while the Law Department was in a separate Campus at Aba. Between 1984 and 1985 under the military governorship of General Ike Nwachukwu, the university moved to its permanent site at Uturu Okigwe.
Following the creation of Abia State in 1991, the Uturu campus of the university was ceded to Abia State and is now known as Abia State University Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. The university is organized in colleges and schools founded on the same collegiate system that the University of Nebraska operates.
Studies at Abia State University include undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees. It has two campuses- its main campus in Uturu; and the College of Law, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine housed by the campus in Umuahia, capital of Abia State, Nigeria.
Abia State University offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs across ten colleges.
Centers, Directorates, and Institutes
The following are centers, directorates, and Institutes within Abia State University;