The Centre for Igbo Studies was established in 2014 with Dr. Tony Nwaezeigwe as the first Ag. Director. The current director was appointed on August 1, 2015. The centre is established in the University of Nigeria as a melting pot for all researches, studies, investigations and information about various aspects of Igbo life.
The University in establishing the centre fulfilled the aspirations of the Igbo people in particular and all those interested in knowing about or studying the Igbo people and their culture. The Centre for Igbo Studies is a centre where issues about Igbo people, their language, politics, architecture, traditional medicine, theatre, traditional music, history, archeology, arts and culture etc could be obtained or researched on.