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About Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies

The Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies of the University of Ilorin was established in 2008 with the technical support of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) to contribute to the production of the needed manpower for promoting peace, advancing security, accelerating development and managing conflicts in Africa and far beyond. The Centre offers M. A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree courses in Peace and Development Studies.

Historically, the Centre is the second to provide mainstream training in Peace Studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.


Our Objectives



To make the University of Ilorin a global centre of excellence for peace and development research and documentation.



To train world class manpower in the fields of peace, development and strategic studies.


Peace Building

To provide practical skills training in peace-making, peace-building, preventive diplomacy and strategic planning to students and field practitioners.

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