UNILAG Has Been Ranked 401-500th In The World, Tops Other Universities


The University of Lagos is living up to its name as the school of first choice and nation’s pride as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 that the university has been ranked first among all Nigerian universities and 401-500th across the world among 1,799 institutions for 2023.

In 2020, UNILAG was ranked 801-1000 in the world, 601-800 in 2021 and 501-600 in 2022. Therefore, these latest rankings has only shown nothing but growth in the institute since 2020 till date.

The ranking was judged from 13 calibrated performance indicators to measure each institution’s performance in four areas, which are: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Some other Nigerian universities in these 2023 World University Rankings are: Bayero University in Kano and Federal University of Technology, Akure which were ranked the 1001-1200th position. 

The University of Lagos has indeed come a long way from the rankings of previous years, steadily rising from 2020 till date. UNILAG took a leap from the range of 801–1000 in 2020 to a higher range of 601–800 in 2021, 501–600 in 2022 and now, the 401–500 range in 2023. The University is however not relenting in hard work and dedication as the aim is to be ranked among the top 10 universities across the globe.

“This year, the University (UNILAG) is sharing the 1st spot in Nigeria with the University of Ibadan while Covenant University comes next in the 601–800 range. Outside Nigeria, UNILAG is sharing the 401–500 range with University of Alaska, Fairbanks, US; Aston University, UK; University of Bayreuth, Germany; Brunel University, London, UK; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, US, among others’, a statement from a post on the university’s website.

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