Kwara State University (KWASU) is a State University situated in Ilorin. TheUniversity was founded in 2009, and has since been an epitome of excellence and emulation. It has a distinct reputation for having direct impact on its community over the years, while also giving its students hand-on experience in tackling social challenges.. It purposely have initiatives that identifies needs within the community, and subsequently deploy expertise of students and lecturers to address them. Through its Center for Ecology and Environmental Management and Studies CEERMS, KWASU caught the attention of UNESCO, and got more than $15 million in grants to work on a community-based alternative energy.
Kwara State University offers different courses via the faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, Education, Pure and Applied Sciences. There are also the School of Business, Institute of Distance learning and the Institute of Advanced Military Studies. The University id also impacting the nation through specialized centres, namely the Center for African Oral Traditions, Institute for Asian Studies, Ibrahim Gambari Center for the Study of United Nations and Regional Organizations, Center for Pre-degree and Remedial Studies, Center for Human Rights and the law, Center for Modernity and Religion, Center for Art Preservation, Center for Sponsored Projects, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research, Center for Innovative Technology, Center for Innovation and International Studies, Center for Bio-Computational Applications and the Center for Entrepreneurship.