UNILAG Ranks Top 8.5% in world universities

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By  Adekunle Dada

The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) has released its 2024 Global 2000 Universities list. The University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, was ranked in the top 8.5% after emerging as the 52nd best university in Africa. The Lagos-based Federal University was ranked 1774 out of 20966 in the world, putting it in the top 8.5% of the world.

UNILAG Vice-Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, OON, FAS, congratulated the university community on achieving this feat. According to the statement, CWUR used indicators grouped into four key pillars to determine the world university ranking.

The 4 key pillars of World University Rankings Education was measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have earned significant academic achievements, relative to its size (25%). Employability was measured by the number of its alumni who have held top executive positions in the largest global companies, relative to the size of the university (25%). Faculty was measured by the number of faculty members who have received top academic distinctions (10%), and Research counted for 40% and includes four criteria.

Times Higher Education (THE) also released the 2024 edition of its Nigerian university rankings, which this year rates over 35 Nigerian universities. The British magazine said it used carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three vital areas: teaching, research, and societal impact.

Per a recent report by University World News, the Nigerian list is led by Covenant University, Ota, Ogun state, while the University of Ibadan (UI), is second, and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state, emerged third.

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