The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 include more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked the University of Ibadan (UI) as the best University in Nigeria.
Also listed among The 2022 World University Ranking published recently were University of Lagos (UNILAG) in the second place (501-600) and Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State third position (601-800), respectively.
University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) was in the 4th position (1201+), the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in the 5th place (1201+), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in the 6th position (1201+) and the Lagos State University (LASU) occupying the 7th place on the table.
The University of Ibadan that ranked first in the country scored 12.6 % in research, teaching 23.4%, citations 91.2, industry income 35.3, and international outlook 32.2% while the University of Cape Town, which ranked first in South Africa and the continent had 41.4% in research, teaching 31.4% citations 85.5, industry income 56.4% and international outlook 80.1 %.
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 the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the University of Kwazulu- Natal in that order.
Globally, the California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge came second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Harvard University tops the teaching pillar, while the University of Oxford tops the research pillar and Macau University of Science and Technology leads the international pillar.
The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the sixth consecutive year, while mainland China has two institutions in the top 20 for the first time: Peking University and Tsinghua University share 16th place.
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