Nigerian University of
Technology and Management

The Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM) is a pioneering higher education institution focused on nurturing leaders for Nigeria and Africa. The University focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Management fields in its academic offerings at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels.


To be ranked among the top 50 global institutions focused on technology and management by the year 2030.


To develop innovative leaders in technology and management to create impact in Africa and the world.


Innovation, Excellence, Sustainability, Integrity and Collaboration.

“Africa’s great potential will only be realized by intensifying training and investment in our people. World-class education can help transform African economies from predominantly resource-dependent to knowledge-based.”

Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah Governing Board, NUTM

“Africa needs more world class teaching and research institutions to accelerate its development, the NUTM with antecedents in Nigeria is a major contributor to the desired state”

Dr. Omobola Johnson Governing Board, NUTM

“NUTM is "an idea whose time has come" and with its focus on technology and management, it will certainly transform the future of Nigeria and Africa. Higher education institutions have played a pivotal role in the rise of economies from China to India, from Singapore to Hong Kong and I believe NUTM will join ranks in becoming a center of excellence in research and academic innovation and do the same for Nigeria, as well as the world.”

Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha Senior Advisor, Global Advisory Board, NUTM

“Addressing Africa's development gaps requires focus on world-class STEM & Management education for its best young minds, and this is NUTM's purpose in this decade.”

Ademola Adeyemi-Bero Governing Board, NUTM

NUTM Scholars Program

  • 60 deserving candidates
  • 1-year Postgraduate Program
  • Lifetime of impact for Africa

The NUTM Scholars Program (NSP) is a one-year interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design. Through this flagship initiative, NUTM will nurture leaders in technology and business, solving for the growing need in the region for transformative leadership education.

The program will select 60 exceptional young individuals from Nigeria and other regions of Africa through a rigorous selection process for the Founding Class. NSP is open to all individuals under the age of 32 with a recognized undergraduate degree in any discipline. Full scholarships will be awarded to all Scholars for the Founding Class.

The Program commences on 01 September, 2020.

Applications open 20 February, 2020
Round 1 Application deadline 20 March, 2020
Round 2 Application deadline 15 May, 2020
Round 3 Application deadline 20 June, 2020
Be no more than 32 years of age on 31 August, 2020
A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline
High level of intellectual curiosity
Strong leadership potential

Why NSP?

Global faculty

Lectures and workshops delivered by leading faculty from the African continent and the world.

Experiential learning

A nine-month project delivered through TEDLab, familiarizing Scholars with real-world issues.

Shadow a leader

Scholars gain real-world insights as full-time associates supporting CEOs of leading organizations.

Industry mentorship

Guest lectures, workshops and individual mentorship by eminent leaders and entrepreneurs.

Global Immersion Week

A short study trip to the UK, US or China to gain exposure in business and culture.



Dr. A.K. Shiva Kumar

Director, Indian Centre for Human Development

Visiting Professor, Harvard University

PhD, Harvard University

Dr. Kenwyn Smith

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Visiting Professor, Ashoka University

PhD, Yale University

Dr. Rachel Dzombak

Professional Faculty and Researcher, UC Berkeley

Former Innovation Fellow, Globe Group

PhD, UC Berkeley

Amit Kumar

Leadership Coach and Consultant

Former Senior Knowledge Management Officer, The World Bank

MSc, Cleveland State University

Dr. Sousan Abadian

Franklin Fellow, US State Department Office of International Religious Freedom

Former Fellow, Dalai Lama Center for Ethics & Transformative Values, MIT

PhD, Harvard University

Wole Soboyejo

Provost, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Former Professor, Princeton University

PhD, Cambridge University

NUTM Board

Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah

Co-founder and Chairman, African Capital Alliance

Former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria

MBA, Harvard University

Dr. Omobola Johnson

Senior Partner, TLcom Capital

Former Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria

Former Country Managing Director, Accenture, Nigeria

PhD, Cranfield University

Ademola Adeyemi-Bero

Managing Director and CEO, FIRST E&P

Former President, British Gas, Nigeria

Former Vice President for New Business Development, Shell, Nigeria

MS, Imperial College

Arnold Ekpe

Senior Advisor, Dangote Group

Former CEO, Ecobank Transnational Inc.

Former Vice President, Citibank (West/Southern Africa)

MBA, University of Manchester

Dr. Phillip Clay

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Former Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Akintunde Akinwande

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Former scientist, Honeywell Inc. Technology Center

PhD, Stanford University

Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha

Founding Dean, Indian School of Business

Co-founder and Trustee, Ashoka University

Former Partner, McKinsey & Company

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Jide Zeitlin

Chief Executive Officer, Tapestry, Inc.

Chairman Emeritus, Amherst College’s Board of Trustees

MBA, Harvard University

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