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United Nations (UN) International University for Peace establishes first African Campus in Enugu State

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United Nations (UN) International University for Peace establishes first African Campus in Enugu State The University for Peace (UPEACE)

 

United Nations (UN) International University for Peace establishes first African Campus in Enugu State, Nigeria. The University for Peace (UPEACE) is an intergovernmental organization with university status, established by treaty at the United Nations General Assembly in 1980 and having its main campus in Costa Rica. Its stated mission is “to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.”

The approval letter was presented to Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi , yesterday evening, at the EXCO Chambers of the Government House, Enugu, by the Head, Department of African Geo-politics, Geo-law and International Diplomacy, Europe Campus of the University in Rome, Prof. Edmund Ugwu Agbo, who was accompanied by one of the Masterminds/Visiting Professors of the international institution, Prof. Stella Ifeoma Inya-Agha.

Pictures News: Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (left) receiving from the Head, Department of African Geo-politics, Geo-law and International Diplomacy, United Nations International University for Peace, Europe Campus, Rome, Prof. Edmund Ugwu Agbo, the approval letter for establishment of the first African Campus of the University in Enugu State, at the Government House, Enugu, on Wednesday. With them on the right is the Secretary to the Enugu State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya.

Academics programmes offered in United Nations (UN) International University for Peace

Regular programmes

Special programmes

Study abroad programmes

UPEACE offers graduate and advance undergraduate students from other institutions the opportunity to enrol in UPEACE’s Study Abroad Programme (SAP) in three ways:

Distance education courses

Apart from its online MA in Sustainable Peace in the Contemporary World, UPEACE offers a series of individual online courses that can be taken for academic credits or for certificates.

Doctoral programme

The university’s “Doctoral Programme in Peace & Conflict Studies” commenced in fall of 2012. According to the website of the University for Peace, “this Doctoral Programme is designed to respond to a growing demand for academic and professional training that addresses the complex and multidimensional issues of peace and conflict in societies.” The programme offers a broad range of research foci and specializations including, though not limited to, Environmental Security and Peace, Gender and Peace Building, International Law and Human Rights, International Law and the Settlement of Disputes, International Peace Studies, Media, Peace and Conflict Studies, Natural Resources and Peace, Peace Education, Responsible Management and Sustainable Development, and Sustainable Urban Governance and Peace. The programme offers two tracks for achieving the doctorate: a research track and a professional track.

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