The University of Port Harcourt, based in oil-rich Niger delta in Nigeria, was established in 1975 and received university status in 1977. The RLC campus is based at the Faculty of Social Sciences and is co-hosted by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), a think-tank and advocacy organisation founded by Right Livelihood Award recipient Nnimmo Bassey.
”We believe that targeted research at the University of Port Harcourt will generate tools for tackling problems of environmental pollution and related socio-economic issues caused by the petroleum industry and that these tools would find application in other challenged territories beyond the Niger Delta. HOMEF is proud to collaborate with the University of Port Harcourt in hosting the Right Livelihood College campus in Nigeria.” – Nnimmo Bassey (RLA 2010)
In October 2013, the University of Port Harcourt became the fifth Right Livelihood College and the second on the African continent.
Dr. Fidelis Allen
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