Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo, Delta State is a private University Located in the serene environment of Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria. It was approved by the Federal government of Nigeria, through the National Universities Commission (NUC) as the 60th Private University in Nigeria on 11th May 2015. The University is owned by the Edwin Clark Foundation established in honor of Chief (Dr.) Edwin Kiagbodo Clark OFR, CON, who is the president of the Foundation. Chief E. K. Clark is a lover of education because of the developmental roles that could be played by education.
In 1968, he was appointed Commissioner of Education in the defunct Mid-Western Region Edo and now Delta State of Nigeria.
It was during his tenure as commissioner in Mid-Western Region that the University of Benin was established and he function as the first Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University. He was also appointed Pro-Chancellor in Federal University of Technology, Minna in 1983.
Kiagbodo is in the mangrove swamp forest of Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria.
The institution is located between latitude 5.37o N and 5.35oN and longitude 5.88o East and 5.89o East of the Greenwich Meridian on an elevation between 5m and 22m above sea level.
Academic activities commenced on 14th September, 2015. However, the installation of the first Chancellor, Chief (Dr.) Edwin Kiagbodo Clark was done during the Maiden Matriculation Ceremony held on 14th November, 2015.
The University has a hybrid library which integrates traditional Library routine service with 21st century digital library services; it is fully equipped with both electronic and conventional library materials.
Edwin Clark University is a private secular University established on Christian/Faith based principles and values. It is focused on imparting academic and moral values that will give the Nigerian youth the desired guidance in the areas of entrepreneurship and self-employment and self-reliance anywhere in the globalized world. The University will distinguish itself through an educational philosophy based on commitment to social responsibility, characteristics of all its programmes and services. It will develop and impart practical, technical knowledge in an environment where innovation and creativity are encouraged. Its academic programmes and research activities will revolve around the requirements of the Niger Delta, the surrounding States and Nigeria at large. It is determined to partner with industry, especially the oil and Gas companies. Special attention will be paid to the region’s wetlands and their ecological and environmental needs in the selection of academic courses offered in relevant areas.