1. To conduct research on emerging networks and technologies, including 5G, IoT, blockchain, AI, and other disruptive technologies.
  2. To promote interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, researchers, and students.
  3. To facilitate knowledge transfer and partnerships with industries.
  4. To provide a platform for students to engage in hands-on research and real-world projects.
  5. To contribute to the academic reputation of the university and attract research funding.
  6. To Educate and train the next generation of experts in these fields.

Research Areas

The Center will focus on the following key research areas:

  • Next-generation networking technologies
  • 5G network and Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities
  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technologies
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy in emerging networks
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Quantum Computing and Quantum Networking

Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNAP) @ NWUS
Northwest University Sokoto (NWUS) has become one of the Cisco Networking Academy in Nov  2023 under Cisco Systems, a world-renowned company that designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. The academy offers industry-oriented courses with latest and updated interactive curriculum on CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA CyberOPs, Linux administration and Server Configuration, Internet of Things etc. and some other value-added professional courses with hands-on practical training with Cisco devices and well-equipped Cybersecurity and IoT lab to enable the students ready for the current and future job market.