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UI, UNN, UNILORIN… here are Nigeria’s best varsities based on quality of scientists

Chukwuebuka.NwaforChukwuebuka Nwafor
  • 22 Jul '21

The University of Ibadan (UI), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) have emerged as the best varsities in Nigeria based on the quality of scientists.

AD Scientific Index, a leading global ranking body based in Turkey, recently released the list of its 2021 world scientist and university rankings.

According to the list, UI ranked 19 in Africa and 1,350 in the world while UNN occupied the 25th spot in the continent and 1,522 globally.

UNILORIN was also ranked 41 in Africa and 1,941 in the world. The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) came fourth while the University of Calabar (UNICAL) was named the fifth-best varsity in Nigeria on the ranking.

AD Scientific Index said the ranking “reveals the competency of institutions to attract prized scientists and the ability of institutions to encourage advances and retain scientists.”

Harvard University made the top spot on the list globally while the University of Cape Town was ranked the best institution in Africa.

Below are the best varsities in Nigeria for 2021 according to the ranking:

1.University of Ibadan (UI)
2.University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
3.University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
4.Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
5.University of Calabar (UNICAL)
6.Ahmadu Bello University(ABU)
7.University of Benin (UNIBEN)
8.University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
9.University of Lagos (UNILAG)
10.Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU)
11.Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH)
12.Federal University of Technology, Owerri
13.Lagos State University
14.Usman Danfodiyo University
15.Lagos State University College of Medicine
16.Redeemer’s University
17.African University of Science & Technology Abuja
18.Skyline University Nigeria
19.Covenant University
20.Nnamdi Azikiwe University
21.Federal University of Technology Minna
22.University of Uyo
23.Delta State University Nigeria
24.Bayero University Kano
25.Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)
26.Landmark University
27.University of Maiduguri
28.University of Abuja
29.University of Jos
30.Federal University Oye, Ekiti
31.Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI)
32.Olabisi Onabanjo University
33.Osun State University
34.Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
35.Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
36.Kwara State University
37.Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola
38.Federal University Dutsin Ma
39.Adekunle Ajasin University
40.Edo University Iyamho
41.American University of Nigeria
42.Niger Delta University
43.Federal University Wukari Taraba State
44.Ebonyi State University
45.Nasarawa State University
46.Elizade University Ilara Mokin
47.Bowen University
48.Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
49.Federal University Dutse Jigawa State