Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KUST) was created as « Kano University of Technology » (KUT) in 2001. The then governor of Kano State, His Excellency Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso mulled idea of establishing the first state university during his first tenure in office between 1999 and 2003. It is located in Wudil, a Local Government in Kano State Nigeria. The university which was known as Kano University of Technology, Wudil has been renamed as Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil in the year 2005 in conformity to the Gazette laws of the University. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

KUST, Wudil started with 2 faculties (Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology and Faculty of Sciences) but today there are six (6) faculties – Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (FAAT); Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (FACMS); Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences (FAEES); Faculty of Engineering (FAENG); Faculty of Sciences (FASSE) and Faculty of Sciences and Technical Education (FASTE). The University also has 10 institutes and runs IJMB and remedial sciences under the Directorate of Institute and Continuing Education. The student population has risen from 88 students in 2000 to about 15,000 students.