One Nigerian University Finally Makes Top World Universities Ranking

University of Ibadan has secured a spot in the top 978 ranked universities in the world.

In the ranking ranking released by the Times Higher Education, Nigeria’s premier university was ranked 801 on the list.

UI was the only Nigerian university to make the list.

Earlier in 2016, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (AWRU) and the Center for World Universities Ranking (CWUR) released a list of the top 500 and 1000 world universities respectively and no Nigerian university was on the list.

CWUR said that Nigerian universities were not considered for the ranking because of lack of quality research.

AWRU, who did not give a reason for Nigeria’s absence, made it clear that the criteria for ranking was the number of alumni and staff publishing journals in Nature and Science, number of alumni and staff winnng Nobel prizes and Field medals.

South Africa and Egypt had the highest number of universities on the list from the black continent.

63 universities from the United states made it to the top 200 while 32 from the United Kingdom also made the cut.

United States (U.S) had 63 universities among the hundreds of schools considered.

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  • Kelvin Fola

    Ok nice one

  • Kelvin Fola

    Ibadan university old skul

  • Justice Elmer

    Mtchhheeeew… This ones come make me think say I get reason to happy

  • Justice Elmer

    How is that a top Spot..

  • Justice Elmer

    Top indeed..

  • chika bibian

    That’s good

  • IG: Jiafid

    Hahahahah 807

  • badmos tolulope

    Nice one!

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Even before now, University of Ibadan stands out.
    Nice one

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    For only 807,we dey happy

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      What do you expect ?

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Chai diarisi goduooo

  • emekachilaka

    wow good to hear that

  • chika bibian

    That’s good

  • kayode akinsanya

    As I expected most people at the top in this country came out from that university. Though….

  • WillieBravo

    Okay o, at least one more

  • Olovo Obinna

    Just imagine….well,,i don’t know the criteria for selecting this skools,,but small small we go get they

  • UI students would be feeling fly …nice one