Only Three Nigerian Universities Ranked Among the Best 1,000 Universities in the World

 

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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 has revealed that only three Nigerian universities made it to the list of the best 1,000 universities in the world. The University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, and Covenant University were the only Nigerian universities that made the cut.


The University of Ibadan is the best-ranked Nigerian university, followed by UNILAG and Covenant University. The University of Ibadan was ranked between 401 and 500 best universities in the world. The ranking analyzed over 121 million citations across more than 15.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 40,000 scholars globally.


The ranking 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 Times Higher Education stated that the table of the ranking was based on trusted data collected from over 2,500 institutions globally.


The University of Oxford, United Kingdom, was ranked the best university in the world, followed by Harvard University in the United States, while the University of Cambridge is third. The ranking reveals how the global higher education landscape is shifting, with the US and the UK having the best universities. 


In Africa, only three Nigerian universities made it to the list of the best universities in the world. Egypt had 14 universities, and South Africa had five universities ranked. Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda had one university ranked apiece. 


In conclusion, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 has shown that only three Nigerian universities made it to the list of the best universities in the world. It is imperative for Nigerian universities to improve their performance across the four areas measured to be globally competitive.

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