It has been confirmed in a recent ranking that the University of Ibadan is the only Nigerian university to rank among the top 1000 universities in the world.
The Premier university is on the 991st position worldwide and 14th in Africa, and this is according to the 2018/19 edition of the global rankings which was released on Monday by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)
UI is the only Nigerian Universty that is listed in the CWUR’s global ranking. South Africa was represented by seven universities, four from Egypt, and one each from Uganda and Tunisia.
Harvard remains the top university for the seventh year in a row, while Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both in the United States were ranked second and third respectively.
The University of Cambridge, as well as the University of Oxford, both in the UK ranked fourth and fifth respectively.
Others in the top 10 are University of California, Berkeley, U.S (sixth); Princeton University, U.S (seventh); Columbia University, U.S (eighth); California Institute of Technology, U.S (ninth); and the University of Chicago, U.S (10th).
Meanwhile, the U.S leads the ranking with 213 universities in the top 1000, followed by China (108), UK (62), France (58), and Japan (56), Germany (54), Italy (45), Spain (38), South Korea (35), and Canada (28) round up the top 10 countries.
A total of 61 countries were represented in the top 1000.
“CWUR’s rankings grade universities on seven factors without relying on surveys and university data submissions: quality of teaching, alumni employment, quality of faculty, research output, quality publications, influence, and citations,” CWUR said in a press statement.
“The methodology has been enhanced this year, with research now accounting for 70 percent of the total score.”