A 21st-century university for Africa.
At Escae Benin University, we embrace our role and purpose as a future-maker—for our city, our nation, and Africa.
We pursue meaningful change as we celebrate our proud history: applying proven values in the pursuit of contemporary educational and research excellence; meeting our local and global community’s evolving needs and challenges; and striving to prepare our graduates for their aspirations and the needs of the future workforce.
Our focus is informed by the manifold changes confronting today’s society, including the:
- need for economic transition—to new industries and jobs
- the imperative of social transformation—demanding more accessible, lifelong learning
- impact of globalization—making global opportunities available locally
- pervasive nature of technological disruption—redefining socio-economic constructs
- the pursuit of sustainability—socially, economically, and environmentally.
The University is uniquely positioned to design and drive a prosperous, entrepreneurial future for Africa built on knowledge, innovation, and collaboration.
We’re a dynamic participant in society, leading our community in leveraging change for social and economic benefit. We listen to the industry. And we connect with diverse community groups far and wide to deliver education and research of the highest value and impact
To be the most preferred choice of student, faculty, and industry in every discipline undertaken by the university, and to work towards making the Republic of Benin a socio-economic success by building requisite talent for emerging information and management base economy, with a high level of skills and productivity.
Commitment to nurturing a vibrant academic community conducive for the study creation and dissemination of knowledge through research, training, and service.
Four pillars to excellence
1. Connected to the global world of ideas
In a globalized economy, access to the world of ideas is critical for local socio-economic benefit. As a truly global institution, our university has unique potential within Africa to leverage culturally diverse staff and students—and an outstanding reputation.
3. Research that shapes the future
Research excellence has defined our history. In a world rapidly transitioning to an information-based economy, so will it define our future. We strive to build an ever-stronger nexus between our research and local economic needs, leveraging creativity, and knowledge to create abundant economic opportunities. And we continually enhance links between research and education to help shape a new generation of entrepreneurs able to translate new knowledge into societal benefit.
2. A magnet for talent
Recognizing that our destiny will be shaped by those who choose to work or study with us, we invest significant resources in making our university a global destination of choice for the very best minds. Here in our nurturing community they teach and discover side-by-side, infused by a culture that connects, inspires, and energizes. Excellence demands nothing less.
4. A 21st century education for a growing community of learners
In the interest of improving lives and delivering better societal outcomes, we constantly seek ways to increase our community’s access to the ever-growing store of human knowledge. We’re making an African education more relevant to an even more diverse range of students, and aligning our programs with the creativity and power of research. The result is an education tailored to the enquiring mind and graduates highly sought for their intellectual flexibility and rigor.