UI, LASU, UNILAG Top Nigeria’s List Of Global Varsities Ranking | TimeTestedNews


The University of Ibadan (UI), Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have been ranked first, second and third in that order in Nigeria by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking in its latest report released on Wednesday.

Covenant University, Ota; the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife are three other Nigerian universities ranked closely behind them and in order of position, starting with the fourth.


The University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The organisation uses 13 standardized performance indicators and group into five areas including teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer) with these comparisons trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments worldwide.

Globally, the University of Oxford, United Kingdom ranked for the fourth consecutive times the best and followed by the University of Stanford and Havard University, both in the United States and the California Institute of Technology, also in the US.

While no African university is among the top 200 globally, the University of Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand, and Stellenbosch University, all in South Africa ranked top three in Africa in that order while the University of Ghana, which is seventh in Africa ranked the best in West Africa.

UI which is ranked in 401- 500 band globally is 14th in Africa while LASU and UNILAG are in 501-600 and 601-800 bracket, respectively, globally.

However, the vice-chancellors of both UI and LASU, Professors Olayinka Idowu and Olanrewaju Fagbohun, have expressed their happiness over the development.

They said the achievement was a product of joint efforts of all the stakeholders.

Source: Nigerian Tribune