The University of Ibadan(UI), The University of Lagos(Unilag) Covenant University, and others had been listed in the World Best University ranking.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked the University of Ibadan as the best in Nigeria.
The 2022 World University Ranking, Published recently listed the university of Lagos(Unilag) in the second place(501-600) and Covenant University, Ota , Ogun State third position(601-800) respectively
The University of Ilorin was in the fourth position(1201+), the University of Nigeria Nsukka(UNN), in the fifth place(1201+), Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) in the sixth Position(1201+), and the Lagos State University(LASU) in the seventh position on the table.
The Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2022 includes more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.
The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.
The current ranking analyzed more than 108 million citations across over 144 million research publications and included survey responses from almost 22,000 scholars globally.
‘’Overall, we collected over 430,000 data points from more than 2,100 institutions that submitted data. This year’s league table reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has started to shift global higher education performance. Time Higher Education Report said.
The US is the most represented country overall with 183 institutions, and also the most represented in the top 200(57), although its share of universities in this elite group is falling.
Harvard University tops the teaching pillar. The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the sixth consecutive year , while Mainland China has 2 institutions in the top 20 for the first time. Perking University and Tsinghua University share 16th place.
Globally, the California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of Cambridge came second, third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
In Africa, the University of Cape Town, South Africa, topped the continent’s representation occupying 183 on the global scale. Stellenbosch University came second (251)-300) followed by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and the University of Kwazulu –Natal in that order.
The University of Ibadan that ranked first in the country scored 12.6% in research, teaching-23.4%,citations-91.2%, industry income -35.3%, and international outlook32.2%, while the University of Cape Town, which ranked first in South Africa and the continent had 41.40% in research,teaching-31.4%, citations 85.5%, industry income-56.4%, and international outlook-80.1%.