Out of a total of 1,799 universities, the University of Lagos, Nigeria (UNILAG), which is ranked first university in Nigeria, is placed within the top 401–500 universities worldwide. The information shown here is based on the Wednesday, October 12, 2022 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2023.
- The University of Lagos (UNILAG) ranked 1st in Nigeria, while the University of Ibadan and Covenant University comes next.
- Ranking Done by THE (Times Higher Education).
- The university ranked 401 – 500 in the world. Sharing the 401–500 range with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, US; Aston University, UK; University of Bayreuth, Germany; Brunel University, London, UK; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, US, among others.
The rankings were methodically calculated based on thirteen (13) highly calibrated performance factors that reflect an institution’s success across four (4) different categories: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international view.
The University of Lagos has certainly improved significantly from prior years’ rankings, progressively improving from 2020 to the present. UNILAG moved from a range of 801-1000 in 2020 to a higher range of 601-800 in 2021, 501-600 in 2022, and now 401-500 in 2023. The University, on the other hand, is not relenting in its efforts to be recognised among the top ten universities in the world.
This year, the University is tied for first place in Nigeria with the University of Ibadan, followed by Covenant University in the range of 601 – 800. Outside of Nigeria, UNILAG shares the 401–500 range with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, US; Aston University, UK; University of Bayreuth, Germany; Brunel University, London, UK; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, US, among others.
Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, Vice-Chancellor, thanks management, staff, students, alumni, friends, and other University stakeholders for their various contributions to the realisation of this feat.