There are well over 66 research institutes in Nigeria majority of which are established and funded by the Federal Government. They aim at discovering better ways of doing things, improving the knowledge base and raising standards in specific fields. The research institutes also have a mandate to make research findings, technology and knowledge adaptable and applicable to local Nigerian situations.
Majority of the research institutes are into scientific and technological research. The research institutes can be broken down into 4 categories based on major areas of research.
Area of Focus....................................No. of Research Institutes
Science and Technology....................................30
Most of the research institutes duplicate efforts as there are similar research institutes with same mandate and focus. The number above could be more if we add the Colleges of Medicine in the various universities. These centers of excellence also have mandates to, and do conduct, many and ongoing researches in health and medicine.
The research institutes are under the auspices of the parent federal ministries. For instance, the agricultural research institutes are either under the Federal Ministry of Agriculture or under the Federal Ministry of Water Resources. The Research Institutes. The list of Research Institutes in Nigeria
1 African Regional Centre for Engineering Design and Manufacturing ARCEDEM Ibadan, Oyo State
2 Centre for Adaptation of Technology CAT Awka, Anambra State
3 Centre for Basic Space and Technology Education CBSTE Ile-Ife, Osun State
4 Energy Training Centre ETC Nsukka, Anambra State, http://energytrainingcenter.com
5 Centre for Energy Research and Development CERDI Ile-Ife, Osun State. http://www.research2003.uct.ac.za
6 Centre for Energy Research and Development CERDZ Zaria, Kaduna State
7 Centre for Energy Research CERS Sokoto, Sokoto State
8 Centre for Geodesy and Geodynamics CGG Bauchi, Bauchi State
9 Centre for Satellite Technology Development CSTD Abuja, FCT
10 Centre for Space Science CSS Nsukka, Anambra State
11 Centre for Space Transport and Propulsion CSTP Lagos State
12 Cocoa Research institute of Nigeria CRIN Ibadan, Oyo State. www.crin-ng.org
13 Engineering Materials Development Institute EMDI Akure, Ondo State
14 Federal College of Chemical and Leather Technology CHELTEC Zaria, Kaduna State.
15 Federal Institute of Industrial Research FIIRO Oshodi, Lagos State. www.fiiro.org.ng
16 Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria FRIN Ibadan, Oyo State. www.frin.gov.ng
17 National Horticulture Research Institute NIHORT Ibadan, Oyo State
18 Hydraulic Equipment Development Centre HEDEC
19 Institute for Agricultural Research IAR Zaria, Kaduna State
20 Institute of Agricultural Research and Training IART Ibadan, Oyo State.www.iart-ng.org
21 Lake Chad Research Institute LCRI Maiduguri, Borno State
22 National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaison Services AERLS Zaria, Kaduna State. www.iar-samaru.org
23 National Animal Production Research Institute NAPRI Zaria, Kaduna State. www.napri-abu.com
24 National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology NACGRAB Ibadan, Oyo State
25 National Centre for Remote Sensing NCRS
26 National Metallurgical Development Centre NMDC Jos, Plateau State
27 National Centre for Technology Management NACETEM Ile-Ife, Osun State
28 National Cereals Research Institute NCRI Badegi
29 National Engineering Design Development Centre NEDDEC
30 National Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research NIFFR New-Bussa, Niger State. www.niffrnigeria.org
31 National Research Institute for Chemical Technology NARICT Zaria, Kaduna State
32 National Root Crops Research Institute NRCRI Umudike, Abia State
33 National Stored Products Research Institute NSPRI Ilorin, Kwara State.
34 National Veterinary Research Institute NVRI Vom, Plateau State
35 Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute- NBBRI Lagos State.
36 Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research NIOMR Victoria Island, Lagos State
37 Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research NIFOR Benin-city, Edo State.
38 Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research NITR Kaduna, Kaduna State
39 Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology NISLT
40 Nigerian Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development NIPRD Abuja, FCT
41 Nigerian Institute for Medical Research NIMR Yaba, Lagos State
42 National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization NCAM Ilorin, Kwara State
43 Products Development Institute PRODA Enugu, Enugu State
44 Regional Programme for Technology Management REPTEM
45 Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria RRIN Benin-city, Edo State
46 Scientific Equipment Development Institute SEDIE Enugu, Enugu State.
47 Scientific Equipment Development Institute SEDIM Minna, Nigeri State
48 Sheda Science and Technology Complex SHESTCO Abuja, FCT
49 National Mathematical Centre NMC Abuja, FCT
50 Center for management development CMD Maggodo, Lagos State.
51 Agricultural and rural management training institute ARMTI Ilorin, Kwara State. www.armti.org
52 International institute for tropical agriculture IITA Ibadan, Oyo State
53 National agency for science and engineering infrastructure NASENI Abuja, FCT. www.naseni.org
54 Arable crops research institute ACRI
55 Social Sciences Academy of Nigeria SSAN
56 Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research NISER Ibadan, Oyo State. www.niseronline.com
57 Raw Materials Research and Development Council RMRDC Maitama District Abuja, Nigeria. www.rmrdc.gov.ng
58 Nigerian Educational Research Council NERC P. O. 8058 Yaba. Lagos State.
59 International Livestock Research Institute ILRI ILRI Nigeria. c/o IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. www.ilri.org.
60 National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT) NARICT Basawa, Zaria, Kaduna State. www.narict.gov.ng
61 National Cereals Research Institute NCRI ILRI Nigeria. c/o IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria
62 National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization NCAM Ilorin, Kwara State
63 National Centre for Energy Research and Development NCERD , www.ncerd.gy
64 Institute of Archaeology and Museum Studies IAMS
65 National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) NASRDA, www.nasrda.net
66 Institute of Advanced Medical Research and Training, IAMRT University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State.
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