Great news for the University of Ibadan and Nigeria at large
The University of Ibadan (UI) has been named among the top 500 varsities in the Times Higher Education (T.H.E) rankings of its World's University Ranking 2021.
On the 2nd of September 2020, T.H.E released its rankings for the year 2021 wherein UI emerged in the 401- 500 band and the best in West Africa, a rating that comes as the institution’s best in comparison to its previous numbers over the years.
Reacting to the feat in a statement, Idowu Olayinka, vice-chancellor of UI, emphasised that T.H.E’s criteria for the ranking were on teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.
“The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions,” the statement read.
“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. We trust we can always count on your invaluable assistance and encouragement in the years ahead. Congratulations to all of us in the UI Project."
"T.H.E had released its rankings using 13 “carefully calibrated” performance indicators to provide comparisons, “trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.”
The University of Lagos, Lagos State University, University of Ibadan, and Covenant University, Otta also ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world.
For Nigerians, this a positive sign that our education sector is doing quite well both locally and internationally. We hope for more feats such as this