…among top 500 Universities in the World

The Times Higher Education (THE) has today, 2nd September 2020, ranked the University of Ibadan, in the best 500 universities in the world, adjudging it as the best University in Africa.

Revealing this on his verified handle, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka said the ranking is in THE’s World University Rankings 2021.

“It is gratifying to note that the University of Ibadan has been ranked in the 401- 500 band. This is our best performance since 2016 when the University of Ibadan started featuring on this highly respected and prestigious Universities ranking body, and in spite of a fiercer competition engendered by an increase in the number of universities assessed worldwide by the THE”, he said.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The THE uses 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer).

Idowu Olayinka appreciated the Federal Government for its consistent support, encouragement and assistance.

He said, “We acknowledge with thanks the support of the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the Federal Ministry of Education under Mallam Adamu Adamu, and its agencies especially the National Universities Commission under Professor Abubakar Rasheed, FNAL and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund under Prof Elias Suleiman Bogoro, FAS, the Council under Nde Joshua Mutka Waklek, mni, the Senate, our staff, students, alumni/alumnae and friends of UI”.

“We appreciate your consistent support. We trust we can always count on your invaluable assistance and encouragement in the years ahead”.

Table 1: Ranking of the University of Ibadan on the Times Higher Education World Ranking of Universities, 2016-2021.

Year Ranking Band
2016 601-800
2017 801-1000
2018 801-1000
2019 601-800
2020 501-600
2021 401-500

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