Prof. Gregory O. Simire
Head of Department
European Languages and Integrated Studies
The Department of European Languages and Integration Studies with three units (French, Russian & German), one of the oldest Departments in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lagos, was established in 1964. It was renamed Department of European Languages and Integration Studies in 2014, after being successively known as the Department of European Languages (1997-2014), the French Division of the School of Humanities (1964 – 1975) and the Department of Modern European Languages (1975 – 1997).
The Department offers undergraduate & postgraduate courses. Its first M.A. degree in French by thesis was awarded in 1980, while its M.A. (French) degree by course work started in 1982, and this naturally led to M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes.
Russian as a sub-discipline was added into the Department of European Languages & Integration Studies in 1970/71, first, as a minor, but later in 1983, it became a full-fledged degree programme.