UNILAG, UI ranked best Nigerian Universities in world positions


The University of Lagos has climbed to the number one position in Nigeria according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

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UNILAG alongside the University of Ibadan are the topmost ranked Nigeria Universities out of 1,799 institutions shortlisted for the rankings across the world.

University of Lagos and the University of Ibadan are both ranked 401-500th on the ranking list.

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

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 the institution’s growth from 2020 till date.

The ranking has been published on the University website with the title that the institution has come a long way from the previous rankings with steady growth.

A statement published on the university’s website says, “The University of Lagos has indeed come a long way from the rankings of previous years, steadily rising from 2020 till date. UNILAG leaped 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 the 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.