Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government, owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
The university offers undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in fields of specialization spanning the humanities, the arts, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the medical sciences, engineering and technology.
Obafemi Awolowo University has 13 faculties and two colleges — the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences — administered in more than 60 departments. It was previously associated with Loma Linda University in California, USA.
In addition to numerous notable alumni, OAU has produced among its staff, a Nobel Laureate and six Nigerian National Merit Award Winners. The University has also pioneered kidney transplant in Nigeria through its medical staff. OAU is currently ranked first of Nigerian federal universities, 3rd in Nigeria according to Webometrics and is recognized as a leading research institution.