Established October 1, 1991 by the Federal Government of Nigeria, University of Uyo inherited students, staff, academic programmes and the entire facilities of erstwhile University of Cross River established by the then Cross River State Government in 1983. Academic activities commenced in 1991/92 session.
To be a centre of academic excellence by utilizing the available human and technological resources for teaching, research, community service and sustainable development.
To diligently pursue scholarship and deploy its output for human capacity development and economic growth in the society, with active participation in Information and Communication Technology, sensitivity to Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage and responsiveness to global environmental changes.
Professor Comfort M. Ekpo