By Chioma Iruke
Nigerian tertiary institutions; University of Ibadan (UI), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Covenant University (CU) have been listed in the 2022 World Best University ranking.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked UI as the best University in Nigeria.
The 2022 World University Ranking published recently, also listed UNILAG in the second place (501-600) and CU in third position (601-800), respectively.
University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) was in the 4th position (1201+), the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in 5th place (1201+), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in 6th position (1201+) and the Lagos State University (LASU) occupies 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.
Harvard University tops the teaching pillar, while the University of Oxford tops the research pillar and Macau University of Science and Technology leads the international pillar.