The 2022 edition of the World University Rankings released by Times Higher Education has seen the University of Ibadan retain its top spot in the country, with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) moving up to second in Nigeria and 501-600 in the world.
THEWUR ranks over 1,600 institutions across the world across 99 countries and territories.
The rankings are based on performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
On its part, the Lagos State University dropped to sixth in Nigeria behind Covenant University, University of Ilorin, University of Nigeria, and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. In the 2021 ranking, LASU ranked second in Nigeria and 501 – 600 in the world.
By this ranking, UNILAG took a leap from the range of 601–800 in 2021 to a higher range of 501–600.
Only six Nigerian universities feature in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the country is home to almost 130 institutions. Only one (Covenant University) out of the 50 privately owned institutions made the list.