Sunday 5 September 2021 : The University of Ibadan maintained its top spot in Nigeria and ranked 401–500 out of over 1,600 institutions across the world.
This was according to the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released in September 2021.
However, the University of Lagos moved a step ahead to rank second in Nigeria and 501–600 across the world.
Covenant University took the 3rd in Nigeria and ranked 601–800 in the world.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State University dropped to sixth in Nigeria behind the University of Ilorin, the University of Nigeria, and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Only six universities from Nigeria feature in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The ranking was based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.
According to the ranking, the six best universities in the world are:
The University of Oxford.
California Institute of Technology.
University of Cambridge
Massachusetts Institute of Technology