Abdou Moumouni University

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Abdou Moumouni University
Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey
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Former names
University of Niamey
Type Public
Established 1974
Affiliation Government of Niger
Ministry of Education
Students ~8000
Location Niamey, Niamey Capitol District
Campus Main: Harobanda Quarter
BP 237/10896 Niamey, Niger
Website uam.refer.ne

Abdou Moumouni University (French: Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, UAM) was formerly the University of Niamey from 1974 to 1994. On the right bank of the Niger River in Niamey, its students and faculty have historically been involved in protest movements in the capital.

Enrollment[edit]

The university had a total enrollment of around 8,000 in early 2007; 7,000 as of June 2006, which was a growth of 1,000 over the previous decade.[1]

Name[edit]

The university is named after former Professor Abdou Moumouni Dioffo, a Nigerien educator, intellectual, and president of the university. From 1974 to 1994, the institution was named the University of Niamey. The university was an outgrowth of the 1971 'Centre d'Enseignement Superieur', which consolidated a number of post-secondary and trade schools founded in the years following independence. Under French colonial rule, there were no post-secondary institutions in Niger.

Structure[edit]

The Université Abdou Moumouni includes a wide array of public institutions. These include:[2][3]

  • Agronomy College, Université Abdou Moumouni, BP 10960, Niamey, Niger
    • Agronomy Faculty
    • Regional Center for Specialized Learning in Agriculture (Centre régional d'enseignement spécialisé en agriculture, CRESA)
    • Département Productions Animales, Faculté d'Agronomie (UAM/FA)
    • Département Science du Sol
  • College of Arts and Sciences (Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines, FLSH), Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, BP 418, Niamey
    • Geography Department[4]
  • College of Science (Faculté des Sciences), BP 10662, Niamey
    • Faculty of Science
    • Biology Department
    • Plant Biology Department
    • Geology Department
    • Center for Sahelian Research and Publication (Réseau Sahélien de Recherche et de Publication, RESADEP)[5]
    • Laboratory Garba Mounkaila of Biology (LGMB) 1996-[6]
  • Niamey Teachers College (École normale supérieure de Niamey), Université Abdou Moumouni, BP 10963, Niamey
  • Radio-Isotopes Institute (Institut des Radio-Isotopes), Université Abdou Moumouni, B.P. 10727, Niamey
  • National School of Public Health (Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique)
  • National School of Engineering and Mines (Tillaberi, Tillaberi Region)
  • Satellite campuses in Dosso and Zinder

Lamordé University Hospital is affiliated and many faculty and students practice medicine there.

IUTs[edit]

The University Institutes of Technology (Instituts Universitaires de Technologie, IUT) are tech schools in the regional capitals of Tahoua, Maradi, and Zinder created in October 2006, and operating from 2007 to 2008. In 2009 it was decided in the National Assembly that the campuses would be integrated into the Université Abdou Moumouni.[7] In 2011, new universities were created in Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder to which the University Institutes of Technology were integrated.

The IUTs offer a degree, called the "Diplome Universitaire De Technologie" (DUT) in a one- to two-year program for students who have completed a Baccalaureate or equivalent. Programs vary by location:[8]

University Institute of Technology Maradi[edit]

Location: Maradi. Opened: October 2007.
  • Business studies (Finance-Banking, commerce-insurance, Business formation / administration)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Information Engineering

University Institute of Technology Tahoua[edit]

Location: "Commune Tahoua I". Opened: November 2008.[9]
  • Agro-business (agriculture, husbandry, forestry )
  • Tanning/leather works
  • Tourism- hotelier
  • Electrical Engineering

University Institute of Technology Zinder[edit]

Location: Zinder. Opened: November 2008.[10]
  • Civil Engineering
  • Hydro geology/Geology
  • Topography
  • City Planning

Protests[edit]

1990 massacre[edit]

On 9 February 1990, 20 students in a peaceful march across the Kennedy Bridge into the Niamey City Centre were killed by police and armed forces. This event, known as the 'Kennedy Bridge Massacre' has since been seen as pivotal in bringing about popular alienation from the government of General Ali Saibou.

2006 protests[edit]

In June 2006, the university temporarily closed due to protests and rioting. The 'Union des étudiants nigériens de l’Université de Niamey' (UENUN) called a general strike against the alleged withholding of scholarships as well as the deterioration of living and working conditions at the university. Students clashed with police, lit 10 vehicles on fire, while police used tear gas and batons on the students to prevent them from crossing the Kennedy Bridge, seriously injuring 10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ See Decalo, and L'université de Niamey en décomposition, Radio France International, Marion Urban, 30 April 2007.]
  2. ^ Informations et ressources scientifiques sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides, Université Abdou Moumouni.
  3. ^ IAU, World Higher Education Database (WHED), UNESCO. Niger - Education System INSTITUTION TYPES & CREDENTIALS
  4. ^ L'UNIVERSITÉ ABDOU MOUMOUNI DE NIAMEY: DÉPARTEMENT DE GÉOGRAPHIE
  5. ^ RESADEP Archived September 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Sustainable Use of Natural Vegetation in West Africa (SUN), European Union[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Poursuite des travaux de la 1ère session ordinaire de l'Assemblée nationale : deux projets de loi du secteur de l'éducation adoptés par les élus Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Zabeirou Moussa. Le Sahel. 13 May 2009
  8. ^ UNIVERSITAIRES DE TECHNOLOGIE CURRICULUM I.U.T. DE Maradi Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Rapport final. REPUBLIQUE DU NIGER MINISTERE DES ENSEIGNEMENTS SECONDAIRE ET SUPERIEUR DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE LA TECHNOLOGIE INSTITUTS. Septembre 2005.
  9. ^ Inauguration de l'Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) de Tahoua • Une nouvelle dynamique dans le secteur de l'enseignement supérieur. Le Sahel, Moutari Souley Onep, Tahoua/Agadez. 3 November 2008.
  10. ^ Ouverture, hier, de l'Institut Universitaire de Technologie (I.U.T) de Zinder : Un nouveau tournant dans le secteur de l'enseignement Supérieur au Niger. Abdou Saïdou, ONEP Zinder-Diffa. 29 Octobre 2008.
  • Samuel Decalo. Historical Dictionary of Niger (3rd ed.). Scarecrow Press, Boston & Folkestone, (1997) ISBN 0-8108-3136-8 pp. 16, 169, 293-295, 321
  • uam-enligne.refer.ne: Official distance learning site.
  • Niger university shut after riots BBC News, 2 June 2006
  • Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, Réseau Sahélien de Recherche et de Publication(RESADEP).
  • UAM - Niamey news on Campus numérique francophone de Niamey
  • Ismaël Aboubacar Yenikoye. L'université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey - Organisation et aspects qualitatifs de l'enseignement supérieur au Niger. L'Harmattan, Paris (2007)ISBN 9782296037915

Coordinates: 13°30′05″N 2°05′55″E / 13.50139°N 2.09861°E / 13.50139; 2.09861