The university of Ibadan has secured a spot in the top 978 ranked universities in the world.
In the ranking released by the Times Higher Education, Nigeria’s premier university was ranked 801 alongside several others.
UI was also 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 were the number of alumni and staff publishing journals in Nature and Science, number of alumni and staff winning Nobel prizes and Field medals.
South Africa and Egypt had the highest number of universities on the list from the continent.
63 universities from the United states made it to the top 200 while 32 from the United Kingdom also made the cut.
The United States had 63 universities among the hundreds of schools considered.
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I suggest the said list should have been pasted here or provide a link for people to verify. Thanks
Bros, the link is there, just click “Times Higher Education” in the first paragraph…
Up school ! UI and the rest ; keep it up 😊
Only in Nigeria. Even Harvard grads aren’t shouting “Harvard and the rest.”
Wake up; UI is still producing 2:2 and Third-class graduates. And Ife, Uniben, Unilag, too, are producing First Class and ii:i grads. Go and read, nothing to be jubilant about.
Ayo learn to celebrate your own. People from Harvard celebrate themselves in a grand way, this is a Nigerian website so you should only expect responses from Nigeria. Let’s drop this spirit of follow follow because if someone from Harvard shouted up Harvard am sure you will join
Does that graduated with 2:2 in UI would have probably made first class or 2:1 if they have schooled in uniben,unilag or any other universities in Nigeria
Yes ooo, You are very correct sir, someone with third class or even pass from U.I is far better than many 2.1 from other Nigeria university
local champions with fickle closed minds-go to UNN the citadel of great intellectualism and be reschooled in the domain of rounded civilization-they are rebounding from the skirmishes and barbarism and drawbacks of the civil war to take the lead in restoring the dignity of man-like it or not!!!!!!!!
Think so? I know of some that were barely coping when they came to ABU !
@Ayo, you know nothing, those who made first class from Uniben and Ife let them com to U.I. surely they will come out with second class lower
Shallow minded peeps ..wch theories state all dis? Celebrate any university that ranks higher and stop talking like illiterates, u can’t generalise school performance,a first class anywhere cn b a first class anywhere ,after all Nigerians make first class even abroad,hw mch more UI.
But is there any thing on ground to prove this elevation? I don’t believe any Nigerian university is qualified for this based on experience in all of them
Your believe is inconsequential. Several parameters and statistic must have been used to arrive at their respective positions.
I implore you rather seek to know the indices for judgement than telling us about your disbelief.
It just must be UI…
Am proud to be a product of this citadel of learning
Are u sure you contributed to this?
There are just two schools in Nigeria UI and others.
Proud to be a Uite
No doubt about this achievement keep it up UI the difference is clear others will always be at the back
This has been in ur gene. Is there anything on ground to validate this? Do you believe that you can do a good research in which 50% of the resources are domiciled in UI? This was done just to carry Nigeria one. To be fair, UniLag, OAU, and UniBen are the only universities you can reckon with in Nigeria.
This is good news. I hope this trend continues and other universities join the list.
There really is no need to say hurtful things and yes it is a feat to be jubilant over.
The more Nigerian universities on that list (if they see it as something to attain) the better for us as a country. Nigerians would stop going to neighboring countries for their tertiary education.
This is a worthy achievement. Hope our citadels of Learning will soon be center of attraction for foreign nationals both lectures students. Iyanda.
I think there is no need to carry our dirty national academic superiority politics to the international arena. This ranking was done by an accredited international body that cannot be bribed to pad results or falsify outcomes. There are established criteria for ranking universities and making the selection of best 1000 in the world. The grades of graduates from a university is definitely not one of the criteria. The fact remains that no Nigerian University made this ranking in the last 25 years, so, we should be grateful to God that at least one has now made that list. Why I am happy it is UI, my alma mater, we encourage others to learn from UI so that more can make the list. Let’s us congratulate ourselves as Nigerians and rejoice with the University if Ibadan, which also belongs to us all. After all, up to 50 per cent of the academic staff of most universities in Nigeria trained in UI especially for their PhD. So, the issue of which university is the best has been established long ago and this heart-warming news of UI making the list of the first 1000 in the world lends credence to that. We cannot contest that now. It is too late.
I am proud to be a UITES.
Great UI. Greatest UI. We hail thee, our Alma Matter.
God bless our unrelenting products and lecturers.
God is too ALL the time.
GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME. PRAISES! Hallelujah !!!
UNIBADAN- The first and the best. Nothing more, nothing less. I’m proud to be a product of this prestigious institution.
Good soothing news!
To make Nigerian Universities world standard, every alumnus must contribute, give something back no matter how small.
Those Ivy League Universities we hear of, make a Mountain out of alumni contribution.
In May, I attended the graduation ceremony at the Columbia University. The president of CU Alumni was One of the five major speakers along with UN secretary general st the event
The President of the university gave a glowing tribute to Alumni Association, acknowledging the fact that the lion share of their funding comes from this source. Alumni in commerce and industry, government, private individuals – are all involved.
So while we rejoice
PLEASE DO SOMETHING POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE !!
TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY.
The jinx is broken This is highly commendable because has stopped being a local champion;It has become an international champion.Greatest uites
Thank God 4 countn our prestigious uni among 1000 top uni in d world,more power IJN
Thank God 4 countn our prestigeous uni among 1000 top world uni.More power IJN GREATEST UI
That’s a plus for Nigeria & u.I but we can do better by adding oau,unilag&maybe unn to DAT list
Congratulations to the University.
UI 4eva top 500 soon from alumnus 25124 great kutit
Congratulations great UI for making Nigeria proud. I pray that other universities will follow.Mean while I am proud to be a great uite.
T A orji matric no 11210 tedder hall UI