The Federal University of Technology, Akure (also known as FUTA) is of the few technology-focused Universities in Nigeria. It's a government-owned University, located in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. FUTA was established in 1981 to produce graduates with both theoretical and practical skills in technology. It is arguably the foremost Nigerian university in technology, with a satelite in space, and several accolades for technology research and innovation. The University was one of the early adopters of self-hosted computer-based examinations, which has since become a model for other higher institutions in the country. The impacts of her students and alumni in Nigeria's technology space lends credence to University's reputation.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure comprises of eight faculties, including the schools of Science, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Environmental technology, Engineering, Agricultural Technology, Management Technology, Health Technology and Computing, and the school of Postgraduate Studies. In addition to these are specialized centres, namely, the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), International Strategy Office, Centre for Gender Issues in Science & Tech. (CEGIST), Centre for Entrepreneurship (CENT), International Strategy Office, Centre of Excellence in Food Production (STEP B), Centre for Space Research and Applications (CESRA), Industrial Training Unit, Computer Resource Centre (CRC), Centre for Research And Development (CERAD) and West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), all of which have achieved prominent fields locally and internationally.