• Nigerian Yale World Fellows

    Scholars and practitioners from Nigeria have participated in the Yale World Fellows program for academic enrichment and leadership training.

  • Windham-Campbell Prize

    The nine winners of the 2015 Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale hailed from Nigeria, South Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

  • Stopping Ebola

    Yale School of Public Health alumnus Dr. Olajide “Jide” Idris, Commissioner for Health of Lagos State, led Nigeria’s swift response to Ebola and contributed to its successful containment in the country.

Nigerian students and scholars have enriched the Yale campus and community for years. Notable Yale alumni from the country include Dr. Haroun Al-Rashid Adamu ’70, journalist and founder of the Zaria Academy in Nigeria, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ’80MA, award-winning novelist and author of Purple Hibiscus (2003) and Americanah (2013). Furthermore, since its inception in 2002, the Yale World Fellows program has brought to campus eight scholars and practitioners recognized for their work in medicine, media, finance, human and women’s rights in Nigeria. 

Yale students and faculty have also traveled to Nigeria, engaging in research projects and collaborations that further connect university and country. For example, students at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies have traveled to Nigeria to study children and nature, sustainable sanitation, and soil properties through a Tropical Resources Institute Fellowship. Faculty have also engaged with the country, through the research in the fields of art history, AIDS, malaria, silviculture, psychiatry and more.

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