About the university: Located in Ota, Ogun State, in south-western Nigeria, Covenant University was established in 2002. Its vision is to prepare a new generation of leaders for the African continent based on holistic human development and integrated learning curriculum.
Areas of expertise: Research covers a variety of issues related to development. Among them are: economic growth and employment and their links with macroeconomic policies, trade liberalization, foreign direct investment, technology and innovation, and the institutional framework; trade in services; regional integration; migrant workers' remittances; structural transformation; and the role of agriculture in poverty alleviation.
Courses offered: The Department of Economics and Development Studies within the College of Business and Social Sciences offers BSc, MSc and PhD programmes in economics, as well as in demography and social statistics.