The Nordic Africa Institute

Victor Adetula


Victor Adetula

Victor Adetula is a Professor of International Relations & Development Studies at the University of Jos (Nigeria). Before that he was Head of Research at the Nordic Africa Institute until 2020. He has over three decades of working experience in academic and policy research, on topics such as democracy and governance and peace and conflict.

Victor Adetula has a PhD in Political Science (Political Economy & Development Studies) from University of Jos in 1996 and M.Sc in International Relations from University of Ife in 1987. He joined University of Jos in 1988 and held various teaching and research positions, and was appointed Professor of International Relations & Development Studies in 2003.

He was Claude Ake Visiting Professor in the Department of Peace & Conflict Research, University of Uppsala (2013), and previously Head of Africa & Regional Integration Department at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos (2012), and Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor in the Centre for International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2011).

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