The Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE) was founded in 2007 at Effurun, Delta State. At first, it occupied the PTI Conference centre, Effurun Delta state, which is few kilometres away from the 'new' or permanent site. The new site covered large hectares of land generously leased by the chiefs and people of Uviwe kingdom.
The Federal University of Petroleum Resources will organize its academic activities along college lines. Under the arrangement, related Departments will be grouped to form a College without an intervening tier of faculties.
Colleges will by no means be self-sufficient as the University will encourage inter-disciplinary approach to all its teaching and research activities. In addition to Colleges, there will be Institutes, Schools, and Centres. The Federal University of Petroleum Resources will establish the following two Colleges:
College of Science
College of Technology
The foundational College of the University was College of science with 113 foundation students. The foundation students began their courses at FUPRE, on May, 2007.
The College not only enrols its own students but serves as support for other colleges to be established. The General Studies and Entrepreneurship Unit is also be established in the College to coordinate all programmes of the University aimed at producing rounded graduates with entrepreneurial skills.
The first SOD turning at the permanent site of the University, took place on 10 March, 2010.
Professor Alhassan L. Bichi(Ag)