UNILAG, UI, Covenant included in World Best University ranking

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At least three Nigerian tertiary institutions including University of Ibadan (UI), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Covenant University among others, were listed in the 2022 World Best University ranking.

UI was ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as the best University in Nigeria.

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) is in the second place (501-600) and Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State third position (601-800), respectively.

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) was in the 4th position (1201+), the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in the 5th place (1201+), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in the 6th position (1201+) and the Lagos State University (LASU) occupying the 7th place on the table.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 include 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 analysed more than 108 million citations across over 14.4 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’s 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.

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