World University Rankings 2022 List: UI, Covenant University, LASU, UNILAG rankings

World University Rankings 2022 List: UI, Covenant University, LASU, UNILAG rankings

The University of Ibadan retained its top spot amongst universities in Nigeria in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released in September 2021.

Ranking second is the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which moved a step up and into the 501–600 range, out of over 1,600 institutions across the world. The university moved from the range of 601–800 in 2021 to a higher range of 501–600.

However, the Lagos State University (LASU) dropped to sixth in Nigeria behind Covenant University, University of Ilorin, University of Nigeria, and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Covenant University is the only privately-owned university included in the ranking, while Lagos State University is the only state university that made it to the ranking.

In the 2021 ranking, LASU ranked second in Nigeria and 501 – 600 in the world.

The rankings were conducted based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, while reacting, commended staff, students, alumni, and friends of the University for their various contributions to the achievement of this feat.

“The University is however not relenting in hard work and dedication as the aim is to be ranked among the top 10 universities across the globe.”

The ranking is the largest and most diverse university rankings to date as it involves more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories.

Nigeria has almost 130 institutions, though only six universities feature in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Some of these are owned by the federal and state governments, while 50 are privately owned.

Full list: Best universities in Nigeria, according to THE

Author: Greg