About Us

Our Vision

To attain and sustain Institutional excellence in capacity building, research and advocacy for sustainable development; thereby becoming a frontline hub for sustainability artistry, science and technology.

About Tech-U i4SD

The Institute for Sustainable Development (I4SD), FIRST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, is our University’s academic Unit with responsibility for holistic and interdisciplinary research and training in Sustainable Development. Sustainable development is a modern-day imperative behind which is the principle of meeting human development goals today in a way that ensure that natural resources and ecosystem services upon which economy and society depend are also guaranteed for future generations. It is all the artistry, science and technology pooled to create systems and processes that harness and utilise resources in a way that increases our children’s future access to developmental factors.

The Institute is responsible for supporting the evolution of a dynamic, resilient and sustainable society by:

  • providing scientific evidence to support the formulation of appropriate policies,
  • creating training opportunities to build human capacity and competence and
  • offering diverse professional services.

This Institute is committed to making a significant contribution towards archiving sustainable development in Nigeria’s developing economy and supporting the broader mandates of the Federal Government’s Vision 2030 and the United Nations’ SDG goals. We are doing this by creating a pool of skilled manpower that would orchestrate an effective synergy among the academia, industries, government, NGOs, communities and other stakeholders.

Core Mandates

Teaching and Award of Higher Degrees

  • First Degree Programme in Sustainable Development
  • Masters in Sustainable Development
  • PhD in Sustainable Development
  • Postdoc in Sustainable Development

Non-Degree Capacity Development

  • Short Courses for Civil/Public Servants and Professionals
  • Short Courses for Local Artisans
  • Industrial Internship
  • Professional Mentoring

Innovation and Impactful Research

  • Qualitative and quantitative research in Sustainable Development
  • Periodic roundtables on regional development issues (by In-house and invited discussants)
  • Promotion of Innovations
  • Research reporting (Annual Journal and Quarterly Newsletters)

Industry-Academia-Community Synergy

  • Periodic dialogue (Academia-Industry-Community Leaders)
  • Public enlightenment (Print/Electronic/Online media)
  • Public enlightenment on application of research findings
  • Community liaison and acquisition of indigenous knowledge
  • R&D Consultancy