An endowed chair is among the most important gifts to higher education. It is a vital tool to ensure excellence; the more Chairs a University has endowed, the more prestigious and attractive to potential visibility in terms of research.
An endowment may be established with a sizeable gift to an academic area designated by the donor. This is then used to support the academic and research efforts of the chair occupant appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
Each Chair occupant submits annual report of the past year’s activities and use of endowment funds to the Vice Chancellor; this is forwarded to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (R & D) for review. A copy of the narrative is used in preparing an annual report to donor(s).
Interaction between donor and chair occupant and the University is occasionally held, in the form of seminars, public lectures and research forums.
To endow a Professorial Chair in the University, or to make a contribution to support an existing one, please contact
The Vice Chancellor
University of Port Harcourt,
P. M. B. 5323,
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
►University Of Port Harcourt Professorial Endowed Chairs
2. SHELL ARET ADAMS CHAIR IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
3. PTDF CHAIR IN GAS ENGINEERING
7. ALEX IBRU CHAIR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
8. ALEX OTTI CHAIR IN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
9. UNESCO CHAIR IN CULTURAL HERITAGE
The Emmanuel Egbogah Chair in Petroleum Engineering is dedicated to the fields of Petroleum policy and strategy, improved/enhanced oil recovery, stimulation procedures and multidisciplinary team approach to field development planning and reservoir management.
Prof. Joseph Atubokiki Ajienka is the chair occupant. Ajienka is a COREN registered Engineer, first Director of the Institute of Petroleum Studies (IPS) and the 7th Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt. He joined the University in 1982 and has published over 80 peer-reviewed technical papers. The endowed chair was established by Dr Emmanuel. O. Egbogah. The chair is to recognize the contributions of Dr Emmanuel Egbogah for his over 35 years of diversified geological and petroleum engineering experience in consulting, teaching, research & development, and project planning, implementation and management in Canada, United States, Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. Egbogah is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of Petroleum policy and strategy, improved/enhanced oil recovery, stimulation procedures and multidisciplinary team approach to field development planning and reservoir management.
The A. I. Spiff Professorial Chair in Environmental Chemistry is dedicated to research and development in the field of Environmental Pollution Studies in the Niger Delta Region and Nigeria in general.
Professor Michael Horsfall Jnr is the Chair Occupant. Horsfall is a Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the University of Port Harcourt. He joined the University in 1992 and has published more than 80 scholarly articles and received many professional accolades. The endowed chair was established by the Bayelsa State Government Nigeria by the administration of Governor Timipri Silver in 2011. The endowed Chair is to honour Professor (Mrs.) Ayebaemi Ibuteme Spiff as the first female Chemistry Professor in the Niger Delta Region and for her excellent contributions in the area of Environmental Pollution Studies in Nigeria.
The O. B. Lulu-Briggs Chair in Petroleum Geosciences is dedicated to teaching and research in the field of Petroleum Geosciences, Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy of sedimentary basins.
Professor Minapuye Isaac Odigi is the Chair Occupant. Odigi is a Professor of Petroleum Geosciences at the University of Port Harcourt. He has published several scholarly articles.
The endowed chair was established by Moni Pulo Ltd, an indigenous oil and gas exploration and exploitation. The Chair is to honour the High Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs for his contributions in the area of petroleum geosciences, exploitation and production of oil and gas.
The Bamanga Tukur Chair in International Trade & Development is dedicated to research, teaching and learning in international trade
Professor Augustus N. Gbosi is the Chair Occupant. Gbosi is a Professor of International Trade and Development at the University of Port Harcourt. He has published several scholarly articles. The endowed chair was established by an endowment from Dr. Bamanga Tukur, an internationally acclaimed business icon. The Chair is to honour Dr. Bamanga Tuku for his contributions in international Trade and Development.