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World Ranking: Covenant University Tops UNILAG, UI, Others

Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, came ahead of the University of Ibadan and the University of Lagos in the latest 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

A look at the ranking parameters indicates that Covenant is leading all Nigerian universities in Research and currently ranks 562 globally.

A statement by the university stated that Covenant University, with a score of 24.8, led the University of Ibadan and the University of Lagos, who scored 21.8 and 14.0, respectively, in their research engagement.

Speaking on the feat, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abiodun Adebayo, said the research was one of the University’s Management topmost priorities, adding that with active support from the Board of Regents of the institution, it would continue to give appropriate support to members of faculty, staff, and students with genuine and impactful research ideas to conduct quality and ground-breaking research.

“Covenant University has supported numerous conferences and publications and has given research grants to the tune of hundreds of millions of naira in support of this. The university has been supporting the publication of articles by faculty members in high-impact journals in millions of foreign currencies over the years,” Adebayo said.

According to him, over 20 members of faculty and staff have won numerous grants in the last two years.

He explained that the University management is committed to investing in research and training, in pushing the frontiers of knowledge by addressing local issues from global perspectives.

Adebayo said apart from the funding from the proprietor-base of the University, Covenant was a beneficiary of a plethora of huge research grants.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings uses 13 metrics, which are grouped under 5 pillars (Teaching-30%, Research-30%, Citation-30%), International Outlook-7.5 and Industry Income-2.5%) in universities’ rankings around the world.

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