University of Abomey-Calavi: Statistics



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#2922 of 14,131 In the World
#63 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 19 In Benin
#23 of 1,021 For Hydrology and Water resources management
Top50% For 27 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Male:Female Ratio

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate63%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (baccalauréat) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - January; January-March; April-July)
Full time employee757
Student:staff ratio115:1

We've calculated the 63% acceptance rate for University of Abomey-Calavi based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Abomey-Calavi has published 3,770 scientific papers with 38,739 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Geography and Cartography, Agricultural Science, Demography, Forestry, Chemistry, and Engineering.


University of Abomey-Calavi majors

by publication & citation count

1,414 / 21,634
Environmental Science
1,227 / 13,876
783 / 12,228
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
467 / 4,972
Geography and Cartography
454 / 5,183
Agricultural Science
327 / 4,722
308 / 4,449
299 / 2,861
284 / 3,921
257 / 3,645
248 / 4,632
215 / 1,604
162 / 1,949
161 / 4,629
Public Health
155 / 2,949
Nutrition and Food Science
134 / 2,649
Environmental Management
120 / 1,799
99 / 817
97 / 2,488
96 / 743
94 / 898
Hydrology and Water resources management
89 / 445
Theoretical Physics
86 / 883
Computer Science
85 / 345
76 / 604
75 / 283
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
73 / 577
Materials Science
73 / 414
69 / 2,671
Animal Science
66 / 679
66 / 1,750
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
62 / 745
62 / 615
60 / 718
55 / 1,373
51 / 696
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
44 / 257
Political Science
44 / 243
44 / 1,268
Condensed Matter Physics
44 / 167

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 16
1992 1 5
1993 3 14
1994 8 17
1995 2 19
1996 6 19
1997 4 19
1998 8 29
1999 6 46
2000 12 42
2001 5 70
2002 16 72
2003 16 111
2004 36 172
2005 29 199
2006 47 402
2007 45 476
2008 52 668
2009 69 878
2010 81 1158
2011 111 1631
2012 167 2055
2013 176 2565
2014 220 3189
2015 262 3402
2016 564 3395
2017 367 3767
2018 414 4014
2019 482 4889
2020 571 5926
2021 561 7520
2022 7 133
Academic rankings


Local studetns 6,200 (XOF)

The University of Abomey-Calavi has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Abomey-Calavi.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Doctorat en Médecine Anatomy, Community Health, Medicine, Public Health
Master Actuarial Science, Administration, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Equipment, Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Business and Commerce, Cell Biology, Child Care and Development, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Documentation Techniques, Economics, Educational Sciences, Energy Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Finance, Fishery, Food Science, Food Technology, Genetics, Government, Health Sciences, Horticulture, Human Resources, Human Rights, Hydraulic Engineering, Immunology, Information Sciences, International Business, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Law, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marine Transport, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Peace and Disarmament, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Law, Radiology, Regional Planning, Regional Studies, Rural Studies, Sanitary Engineering, Science Education, Social Studies, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Sports, Statistics, Taxation, Technology Education, Tourism, Water Management, Water Science
Doctorat Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Applied Chemistry, Archaeology, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Development Studies, Dietetics, Economics, Educational Sciences, Engineering, English, Environmental Management, Food Science, Genetics, History, Human Rights, Information Technology, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Plant and Crop Protection, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Health, Rural Studies, Science Education, Sociology, Sports, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Technology Education, Water Management, Water Science

Notable alumni

  1. Thomas Boni Yayi

    Thomas Boni Yayi
    Born in
    Benin Flag Benin
    1952-.. (age 72)

    Thomas Boni Yayi is a Beninese banker and politician who was the president of Benin from 2006 to 2016. He took office after winning the March 2006 presidential election and was re-elected to a second term in March 2011. He also served as the chairperson of the African Union from 29 January 2012 to 27 January 2013.

  2. Joseph Djogbenou

    Joseph Djogbenou
    Born in
    Benin Flag Benin
    1969-.. (age 55)
    university teacherlawyerjurist

    Joseph Fifamè Djogbénou, is a Beninese politician, lawyer and academic who is the current President of the Progressive Union for Renewal party. Djogbénou was the President of the Constitutional Court of Benin from 7 June 2018 until his resignation on 12 July 2022. He was the personal lawyer of Patrice Talon. He was Minister of Justice between 2016 and 2018.

  3. Reine Alapini-Gansou

    Reine Alapini-Gansou
    Born in
    Ivory Coast Flag Ivory Coast
    1956-.. (age 68)

    Reine Adélaïde Sophie Alapini-Gansou is a Beninese jurist who is a judge of the International Criminal Court since March 2018.

University of Abomey-Calavi faculties and divisions

Centre : Environmental Training and Research for Sustainable Development Environmental Studies
Centre : Training and Research on Population Demography and Population, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Health Sciences
Chair : Physics and Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Statistics, Water Management, Water Science
Faculty : Agronomy Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Environmental Management, Fishery, Food Science, Food Technology, Forest Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Vegetable Production
Faculty : Arts and Humanities Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Educational Sciences, English, Environmental Management, Geography (Human), German, History, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Regional Planning, Sociology, Spanish
Faculty : Economics and Management Economics, Management
Faculty : Health Sciences Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Stomatology
Faculty : Law and Political Science Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Music Conducting, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Singing
Faculty : Science and Technology Applied Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Energy Engineering, Entomology, Food Technology, Genetics, Geology, Immunology, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Physiology, Technology, Water Science
Institute : Arabic Language and Islamic Culture Arabic, Islamic Studies
Institute : Mathematics and Physics Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Operations Research, Physics
Institute : Training and Research in Computer Science Information Management, Software Engineering
Institute : Water Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Management, Peace and Disarmament, Sanitary Engineering, Water Management, Water Science
School : Administration and Magistrature Administration, Finance, Information Sciences, Management, Secretarial Studies
School : Applied Economics and Management Accountancy, Banking, Business and Commerce, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Economics, Environmental Management, Finance, Human Resources, Insurance, International Business, Management, Regional Planning, Sales Techniques, Social Sciences, Statistics, Systems Analysis, Transport and Communications, Transport Management
School : International Trade Air Transport, Business and Commerce, Government, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Marine Transport, Marketing
School : Polytechnic Agricultural Equipment, Animal Husbandry, Bioengineering, Biology, Civil Engineering, Computer Networks, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Technology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Maintenance Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Production Engineering, Radiology, Telecommunications Engineering, Water Science
School : Teacher Training Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Native Language Education, Science Education, Teacher Training, Technology Education

General information

Alternative names UAC
Université d'Abomey-Calavi
Founded 1970
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS); African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES)
Motto Mens Molem Agitat
Colors green, yellow, red

Location and contacts

Address 01 BP 526 Calavi
Cotonou, Littoral
City population 656,000

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