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What is an inaugural lecture?

Inaugural lectures are a great opportunity to learn more about the exciting, and ground-breaking research and teaching being carried out by colleagues across the University. All new Professors, both internally promoted and externally appointed, are asked to give an inaugural lecture on any aspect of their work, in recognition of their appointment.

Lectures are held across all Colleges and subject areas, ensuring a broad range of topics to suit all interests and research themes. Inaugurals also provide an opportunity to celebrate and share Professors' achievements in research, teaching, engagement, and innovation, across the University of Calabar and beyond.

Can anyone attend?

Yes! Entrance to inaugural lectures is free, although registration is usually required. All staff, student and members of the community are encouraged to attend to learn more about the wide range of teaching and research across the University.

When are lectures held?

Inaugural lectures are usually held from 1.00pm during term time. Lectures run for approximately one hour, and are usually followed by a celebratory drinks reception that all attendees are welcome to attend.

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76th Inaugural Lecture

On Behalf of Senate Invites the General Public to the 76th Inaugural Lecture of the University of Calabar.


Nascent Model, Theories and Management Education: A Score Card Productivity.
The Lecturer:
Ven. Prof. Geoffrey Chukwuemeka Egoemeruem Duruamaku-Dim
Dip. Th., Trinico, Umuahia, Nig.
B.A. Sociology, Hanover, Indiana, USA.
M.A. Pol. Sc. (Policy Analysis & Admin) Louisville, KY, USA.
Ph.D (Mgt/Bus. Edu.) C'ville, Virginia, USA.
Venue: International Conference Centre, Unical
Date: 16th August, 2017
Time: 3.00pm

75th Inuagural Lecture


Prof. Saturday Job Etuk
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology(Feto-Maternal Medicine)

Topic: Maternal Mortality; The Dragon of Our Time
Date: Wednesday 26th July, 2017
Venue: UNICAL International Conference Centre,
Time: 3.00PM Prompt