NIBS mission is to pursue excellence through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership it seeks to be a world leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open and distance learning. In undertaking this mission the Institute will adhere to the highest standards of academic rigour in all its work, be guided by a concern for truth and justice, and make a positive contribution to the development of individuals, institutions and societies facing the challenges of change. To this end, it will engage in:
Research and scholarship of national and international significance
High quality, research-informed postgraduate and post-experience learning and teaching programmes
The promotion of new ideas in policy and professional practice grounded in its research and teaching expertise
Consultancy, counselling and other services to support and develop the quality of educational systems.