The University of Ibadan, UI, is now the number one citadel of learning in Nigeria and 16th in Africa according to the January edition of ranking web of universities. Indicators such as teaching, research, research impact, innovation and international outlook were employed in arriving at the new ranking.
Covenant University and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife came second and third respectively.
University of Ibadan (UI) was College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme up until 1962 when it became a full-fledged independent university.
UI, as it is fondly called is one of the oldest universities in Nigeria and largest in Africa. With the flagship of postgraduate education in Nigeria, it produces the much required human resources for the entire Nigerian University system, the Nigerian public and private sectors and beyond.
The best universities in Africa span nine countries, from Uganda in the east to Nigeria in the west, Morocco in the north to South Africa in the south of the continent.
Asides this latest ranking, UI was also featured in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2016-2017 and was listed among 24 top universities in Africa.
According to the Times Higher Education ranking the ranking rates university performance using 13 different indicators measuring teaching, research, research impact, innovation and international outlook.
Two South Africa’s universities appear in the top 200 of the worldwide rankings; the University of Cape Town is Africa’s top university at position 148, and Wits University is ranked at position 182, beating many prestigious universities in Germany, the UK, Canada, the US and Hong Kong.
Overall, Egypt and South Africa are the two best represented African countries in the ranking, with eight universities each.Below is list of Top 10 universities in Nigeria according to the web of universities January edition ranking
Below is list of Top 10 universities in Nigeria according to the web of universities January edition ranking.
|ranking||World Rank||University||Det.||Presence Rank*||Impact Rank*||Openness Rank*||Excellence Rank*|
|1||1336||University of Ibadan||3448||1303||1613||1715|
|2||1790||Covenant University Ota||1663||1622||1944||2685|
|3||1988||Obafemi Awolowo University||1277||2543||2520||2534|
|4||2614||University of Lagos||2007||6119||2330||2521|
|5||2653||University of Nigeria||2988||5818||1425||2805|
|6||2841||University of Port Harcourt||8694||3232||2275||3458|
|7||2915||University of Agriculture Abeokuta||2856||5430||2481||3125|
|8||2986||University of Ilorin||5469||6333||2111||2941|
|9||3049||Ahmadu Bello University||4182||8500||2558||2546|
|10||3214||Federal University of Technology Owerri||14971||2448||4017||3859|
This is what the table looks like for the top 20 universities in Africa
|ranking||World Rank||University||Det.||Country||Presence Rank*||Impact Rank*||Openness Rank*||Excellence Rank*|
|1||273||University of Cape Town||345||425||262||260|
|3||458||University of the Witwatersrand||716||816||501||395|
|4||499||University of Pretoria||219||765||525||585|
|5||611||University of Kwazulu Natal||392||1371||645||525|
|7||734||University of the Western Cape||310||794||1183||1066|
|8||775||University of Nairobi||11||785||910||1513|
|10||987||University of Johannesburg||1723||2591||687||782|
|13||1203||American University in Cairo||1992||1038||1225||1832|
|14||1209||North West University||1494||2561||1094||1088|
|15||1318||University of South Africa||1368||1673||1392||1685|
|16||1336||University of Ibadan||3448||1303||1613||1715|
|18||1458||University of the Free State||1628||3416||1278||1269|
|20||1603||Ain Shams University||1439||6500||1417||812|