UNILAG, UI hailed for Ranking 401-500th in World

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) and University of Ibadan (UI) have ranked first among Nigerian universities and 401-500th out of over 1,799 institutions across the world.

This was revealed in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

UNILAG is sharing the first spot with the University of Ibadan, which is also ranked 401-500th in the world.

The University of Ibadan ranks first in Nigeria, being 11th within the 401-500th in the world, along with UNILAG also within the 401-500th in the world.

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According to a data published on the Times Higher Education website, the rankings was conducted based on 13 calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Appraising the performance of UNILAG, particularly, a statement published on the institution’s website said that, in 2020, UNILAG ranked 801-1000 in the world, 601-800 in 2021, and 501-600 in 2022 rankings

The latest rankings revealed a steady rise in UNILAGS growth from 2020 till date.

The statement says further that, “The University of Lagos has indeed come a long way from the rankings of previous years, steadily rising from 2020 till date. UNILAG took a leap from the range of 801–1000 in 2020 to a higher range of 601–800 in 2021, 501–600 in 2022 and now, the 401–500 range in 2023. 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.

“This year, the University (UNILAG) is sharing the 1st spot in Nigeria with the University of Ibadan while Covenant University comes next in the 601–800 range. Outside Nigeria, UNILAG is sharing the 401–500 range with University of Alaska, Fairbanks, US; Aston University, UK; University of Bayreuth, Germany; Brunel University, London, UK; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, US, among others.”

Other universities captured in the rankings in Nigeria are Bayero University, Kano, and the Federal University of Technology, Akure both of which share the 1001-1200th position in the 2023 World University Rankings.

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