UNIUYO ranks 20th and 29th in Webometric and UniRank ranking respectively among Nigerian Universities

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UNIUYO ranks 20th and 29th in Webometric and UniRank ranking respectively among Nigerian Universities

In the latest (July, 2020) Nigerian Universities ranking released by UniRank and Webometric Ranking, University of Uyo was rated the 29th and 20th best higher institution of learning in the country

The two international platforms have different methodologies of ranking universities.

  1. Webometric Ranking
  • Research only (bibliometrics) based rankings are biased against technologies, computer science, social sciences and humanities, disciplines that usually amounts for more than half of the scholars and students in a standard comprehensive university.
  • Webometrics also measure, in an indirect way, other missions like teaching or the so-called third mission, considering not only the scientific impact of the university activities, but also the economic relevance of the technology transfer to industry, the community engagement (social, cultural, environmental roles) and even the political influence.
  • Webometrics uses link analysis for quality evaluation as it is a far more powerful tool than citation analysis or global surveys. In the first case, bibliometrics only counts formal recognition between peers, while links not only includes bibliographic citations but also third parties involvement with university activities. Surveys are not a suitable tool for World Rankings as there is not even a single individual with a deep (several semesters per institution), multi-institutional (several dozen), multidisciplinary (hard sciences, biomedicine, social sciences, technologies) experience in a representative sample (different continents) of universities worldwide.
  • Research output is also key topic for Webometrics, but including not only formal (e-journals, repositories) publications but also informal scholarly communication. Web publication is cheaper, maintaining the high standards of quality of peer review processes. It could also reach much larger potential audiences, offering access to scientific knowledge to researchers and institutions located in developing countries and also to third parties (economic, industrial, political or cultural stakeholders) in their local community.
  1. UniRank
  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Nigerian higher education-related organization.
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees).
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.

The top 30 in each of the rankings are:


RankName of UniversityTown
1University of BeninBenin City
2University of LagosLagos
3Covenant UniversityOta
4University of IbadanIbadan
5University of NigeriaNsukka
6Rivers State UniversityPort Harcourt
7Obafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-Ife
8Ahmadu Bello UniversityZaria
9University of IlorinIlorin
10University of Port HarcourtPort Harcourt
11Adekunle Ajasin UniversityAkungba Akoko
12Federal University of Agriculture, AbeokutaAbeokuta
13Landmark UniversityOmu-Aran
14Ladoke Akintola University of TechnologyOgbomoso
15American University of NigeriaYola
16Federal University of Technology, AkureAkure
17Afe Babalola UniversityAdo-Ekiti
18Pan-Atlantic UniversityLagos
19Babcock UniversityIlishan-Remo
20University of JosJos
21Lagos State UniversityOjo
22Federal University, Oye-EkitiOye-Ekiti
23Skyline University NigeriaKano
24Federal University of Technology, OwerriOwerri
25Nile University of NigeriaAbuja
26University of AbujaAbuja
27Bayero University, KanoKano
28Bowen UniversityIwo
29University of UyoUyo
30Ambrose Ali UniversityEkpoma

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RankWorld RankName of University
11249University of Ibadan
21365Covenant University, Ota
31673University of Nigeria
41728Obafemi Awolowo University
51821University of Lagos
62266Ahmadu Bello University
72471University of Port Harcourt
82496Federal University of Technology, Akure
92676University of Benin
102876Adekunle Ajasin University
113005Federal University of Technology, Minna
123251Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
133327Bayero University, Kano
143393University of Calabar
153446Landmark University
163497University of Ilorin
173568University of Jos
183571Lagos State University
193607Federal University of Technology, Owerri
203613University of Uyo
213872Rivers State University of Science & Technology
223922Redeemer’s University
233974University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
244015Federal University, Oye Ekiti
254072University of Abuja
264118University of Maiduguri
274121Usmanu Danfodiyo University
284354Federal University, Dutse
294400Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
304588Osun State University

See full rankings here

Rankings were last updated, July, 2020.

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