A necessary consequence for the growth in both academic workforce and stock of necessary facilities and infrastructure, was the establishment of the Postgraduate School for the purpose of developing the culture of research and more importantly, training a high caliber academic and professional personnel, in the all-important enterprise of human capacity building. The Postgraduate School, Niger Delta University (hereinafter referred to as the School) was established by the Senate on May 8, 2008. Professor Obaro Ikime was the pioneer Dean.
The broad objectives of the School are:
- Provide the opportunity for Niger Delta graduates and graduates from similar institutions to continue the quest for knowledge across the Faculties.
- Realize the vision of the School through innovative and creative research.
- Maintain at all times, the tradition of excellence through the quality of our research by instilling in our students the exceptional values of independent work nourished by collaboration and team spirit.
- Guarantee the highest standards in teaching and research by periodic review of the programmes.
- Equip our students for service at the highest possible level in the University, government and private sector through depth of knowledge and relevance of research.
- Encourage the discovery and the dissemination of new knowledge and create new use for old knowledge.