UI, UNILAG, Covenant Universities Rank Higher In THE World University Rankings 2022


The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 has ranked the University of Ibadan, (UI) as the best University in Nigeria. 

Times Higher Education, in its 2022 World University Ranking published, on Thursday, also listed the University of Lagos (UNILAG) inthe second place (501-600) and Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State thirdposition (601-800), respectively.

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) was in the 4thposition (1201+), the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in the 5th place(1201+), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in the 6th position (1201+) and theLagos State University (LASU) occupying the 7th place on the table.

In Africa, the University of Cape Town, South Africa topped the continent’s representation occupying 183 on the global scale.Stellenbosch University came second (251-300) followed by the University of theWitwatersrand, Johannesburg and the University of Kwazulu- Natal in that order.

Comparatively, the University of Ibadan that rankedfirst in the country scored 12.6 % in research, teaching 23.4%, citations 91.2%, industry income 35.3% and international outlook32.2% while the University of Cape Town, which ranked first in South Africa andthe continent had 41.4% in research, teaching 31.4% citations 85.5%, industry income 56.4% andinternational outlook 80.1 %.

According to THE 2022 ranking, only UI and UNN scored 1% on the international outlook rating while others scored zero.

The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the sixth consecutive year, while mainland China has two institutions in the top 20for the first time: Peking University and Tsinghua University share 16th place.

Globally, the California Institute of Technology,Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge camesecond, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

The TimesHigher Education World University Rankings 2022 include more than 1,600universities across 99 countries and territories, making them the largest andmost diverse university rankings to date.

The table is based on 13 carefully calibratedperformance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across fourareas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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This year’s ranking analysed more than 108 millioncitations across over 14.4 million research publications and included surveyresponses from almost 22,000 scholars globally. “Overall, we collected over 430,000 data points frommore than 2,100 institutions that submitted data.

This year’s league tablereveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has started to shift global higher educationperformance.” The US is the most-represented country overall with183 institutions, and also the most represented in the top 200 (57), althoughits share of universities in this elite group is falling. Mainland China now has the joint fifth-highestnumber of institutions in the top 200 (up from joint seventh last year),overtaking Canada and on a par with the Netherlands. Six new countries feature in the table compared withlast year: Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Palestine and Tanzania. “Harvard University tops the teaching pillar, whilethe University of Oxford tops the research pillar and Macau University ofScience and Technology lead the international pillar.

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