Information for organisations in Nigeria wishing to work with Cranfield University, UK.

We can make a real difference to you and your organisation, whether you are a multi-national company, a growing SME, a small start-up or public sector organisations.

Businesses choose to work with us because of our unrivalled expertise, our deep knowledge and outstanding reputation. Combined with our industrial sized test facilities and professional contract management ability, this allows us to deliver tailored project options, customised executive education, access to our experts and related funding opportunities.

Our work in Nigeria

The country’s fastest growing mobile network operator Etisalat Nigeria chose Cranfield and Lagos Business School as key partners to design and deliver the Pathways Leadership Programme. The aim was to deliver a comprehensive learning and development experience which enhance their leaders' ability to drive business success through crafting winning strategies, driving innovation, and implementing change.

For a number of years now, Cranfield has been providing postgraduate teaching and research to Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Nigeria; producing highly trained oil and gas professionals for the ever growing Nigerian oil and gas sector through training over 220 MSc and almost 50 PhD students.



What we offer

If you want to work with a university with a distinctive combination of technology and management, we can help you:

  • overcome small immediate challenge or develop a long-term business growth strategy. Our experience in designing and commissioning specialist solutions enables us to develop new solutions to respond to industry-wide and specific requirements
  • turn your ideas and innovations into reality through collaboration on research and technology. 81% of research at Cranfield was rated as world leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • develop capability and performance in your organisation with our customised executive development programmes ranking among Top 10 worldwide. 

Access to our world class facilities

For organisations to estimate, test and forecast their development and manufacturing challenges, specialist facilities are often required, be they physical or via sophisticated software modelling. Our specialist facilities enable this and are often on an industrial scale, niche and unavailable anywhere else in the world. Whether it is a full-size, configurable passenger aircraft, an algae farm, or an oil and gas rig with extensive test capabilities, we are able to scale up life-cycle processes to predict and pre-empt potential future issues reducing the risks for future investment.

Networking opportunities and recruiting the best individuals

Keep up with the latest thinking across management and technology and meet like-minded individuals who could benefit your business. We provide you with the opportunity to meet with other business leaders, academics, students and industrial practitioners.  Cranfield graduates have experience focusing on practical application of theory, links with industry and real-world skills.