In 1948, the first university ever was founded in Nigeria: the University of Ibadan. At that time, there were courses of study for art, science and medicine. In the meantime, there are 17 different faculties in a wide variety of fields. The University of Ibadan awards an average of 3.000 master's degrees and around 250 doctorates per year. This supports its vision of being a world-class institution of academic excellence that is responsive to the needs of society.
The university is considered to be one of the largest in Africa and a pioneer in post- school education in Nigeria, as it trains large numbers of staff for the country's education system, as well as public institutions and private companies.
The mission of the University of Ibadan is to expand the horizons of the country through excellent conditions for education and research, to train strong-character and reasonable students and to help in the transformation of society through creativity and innovation.
As part of ACCESS, the University contributes to the development of new teaching concepts and, together with the University of Leipzig and other African partner universities, develops innovative methods. These should ultimately serve to increase the employability of African students – as well as the general exchange and cooperation with partners from the ACCESS program.