"To be a veritable platform for Nigerian Universities for the attainment of academic excellence through cooperation and exchange of ideas"
- To provide a focus of academic leadership through which bold initiatives can be taken on matters concerning University Education.
- To provide a platform for discussing common issues such as inter-university cooperation, administrative and academic practices, maintenance of academic standards, staff recruitment and exchange, sporting competitions, students' affairs, etc.
- To act as a channel through which the joint opinion of Nigerian Universities can be expressed on matters affecting higher education in Nigeria.
- To improve visibility of Nigerian Universities.
- To act as a bureau of information on Nigerian Universities.
- To facilitate communication and mutual consultation among the universities.
- To serve as a forum for collaboration with Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations, Ministries, Parastatals, Agencies and other national and international organizations on matters concerning University education.
- To cater for the welfare of Vice-Chancellors.
- To do all such other lawful things as are necessary for the furtherance of University education in Nigeria.