The University of Ibadan was founded in 1948 as a College of the University of London. It became a full fledged University in 1962. The University, which occupies a land area of 1,032 hectares, began with 104 students in three faculties in January 1948. As at 2013, the University has produced over 150,000 graduates from thirteen faculties in over 120 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. At the undergraduate level, the University is committed to the national enrolment policy of 60:40 ratio in favour of science-based disciplines while pursuing its goal of 60:40 postgraduate to undergraduate admission ratio. Apart from her strategic position as a major provider of higher education in Nigeria, the University is also involved in cutting – edge researches in different areas of scholarship.
To be a world class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs.
a. To expand the frontiers of knowledge through provision of excellent conditions for learning and research.
b. To produce graduates who are worthy in character and sound judgment.
c. To contribute to the transformation of society through creativity and innovation.
d. To serve as a dynamic custodian of society’s salutary values that sustains its integrity.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our core values include:
i. Striving to be the best in all that we do;
ii. Being truthful, fair and accountable in dealing with others;
iii. Respecting the dignity and rights of all persons;
iv. Working to ensure the safety of our students, staff and all persons;
v. Fostering environments where diverse views are sought and respected;
vi. Encouraging and nurturing new ideas that are in harmony with our vision;
vii. Strongly believing that handwork, diligence, ethical and socially responsible behaviour is key to maintaining our integrity.
For more information on the University of Ibadan please visit: www.ui.edu.ng