|Motto||"Excellence in service"|
|Vice-Chancellor||Victoria Adaobi Obasi|
The Imo State University (IMSU) in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria was established in 1981 through law No. 4 passed by the Imo State House of Assembly. The university admitted the first intake of 392 pioneer students on 23 October 1981.
The result of the 1999/2000 accreditation exercise of the National Universities Commission (NUC) confirmed the high rate and acceptance of the university by the Nigerian public. The university was ranked first among all state universities in Nigeria and the 10th overall among both state and federal universities. 
Imo State University at Owerri was temporary accommodated within the campus of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education from May to December 1992. The University later moved to its own premises of four building within the Federal University of Technology Owerri, at the Lake Nwaebere Campus. All the translocation of the Federal University to the permanent site, Ihiagwa near Owerri, the Lake Nwaebere Campus of that university was then acquired for Imo State University. The first batch of students was allocated to the Imo State University by JAMB in February 1993. The National Universities Commission also formally approved the re-establishment of the University in 1992 at the Lake Nwaebere Campus.
Consequently, the government of Chief Evan Enwerem, in April, 1991 did not waste time in filling the vacuum by re-establishing the University in Owerri. Two options were considered by the government in the re-establishment of Imo State University at Owerri. The first option was to move at once, all staff and students at the various stages of their programmes in Uturu who want to remain in Imo State University, now in Owerri. The second option was to rebuild the University at Owerri over specified period of time. The second option was adopted after various constitutions by government then, and a target period of five years within which to complete re-establishment of the University at Owerri was considered. Professor T. O. C. Ndubizu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka was then appointed the Vice-Chancellor with the responsibility of relocating and re-establishing Imo State University.
IMSU operates faculty system and has 12 faculties. The faculties are headed by Deans and Faculty Officers.
Faculty of Agriculture
Agric Economic, Extension and Rural Development
Animal Science and Fishery
Crop Science and Biotechnology
Soil Science and Environment
Faculty of Education
Education and Accountancy
Education and Chemistry
Education and Government
Library and Information Science
Guidance and Counseling
Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Food Science and Technology
Surveying and GeoInformatics
Urban and Regional Planning
Fine and Applied Science
Faculty of Humanities
Linguistic and Igbo
History and International Studies
English Language and Literary Studies
Medical Laboratory Science
Nutrition and Dietetics
Faculty of Law
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Banking and Finance
Insurance and Actuarial Science
Medicine and Surgery
Faculty of Science
Animal Science and Environmental Biology
Plant Science and Biotechnology
Geography and Environmental Management
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