To be a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs.
To expand the frontiers of knowledge through provision of excellent conditions for learning and research. To produce graduates who are worthy in character and sound judgement. To contribute to the transformation of society through creativity and innovation. To serve as a dynamic custodian of society’s salutary values and thus sustain its integrity.
The high level of academic standards maintained by the University of Ibadan, which has enabled her to produce world-class scholars, is acknowledged worldwide. For instance, the University was acclaimed a Centre of Excellence for Medicine and Neuroscience’s in 1978 and 1985 respectively. The University of Ibadan is also WHO’s Centre for Virology Research and Diagnosis as well as IAEA Collaborative Centre for Research and Training in Radio Photos and Immunoassay. In addition to being a recipient of the UNESCO chair in Adult Education and Shell Petroleum Development Corporation chair in Petroleum Engineering, the University has produced most of the current teaching and non-teaching staff in Nigerian universities, while some full-fledged universities like Ilorin and Jos started off as campuses of the University of Ibadan.