University of Ibadan Ranking in the World 2024

The University of Ibadan ranking in the World 2024 is now beyond expectation. The latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024 assesses 1,904 research universities across 108 countries and regions.

It also significantly updated its ranking methodology, adding five performance indicators, increasing from 13 to 18. These indicators are categorized into: teaching (given a 29.5% weight), research environment (29%), research quality (30%), industry (4%), and international outlook (7.5%).

To collect data and calculate its metrics, THE employs a combination of its Academic Reputation Survey of expert scholars, data submitted by institutions, and other publicly available data.

This year’s ranking evaluated more than 134 million citations across 16.5 million research publications, according to THE’s ranking methodology, and included survey responses from 68,402 scholars.

World University Rankings 2024

The methodology for the latest edition of the World University Rankings has undergone substantial revisions to capture the achievements of a broad spectrum of research-intensive universities globally, both presently and in the evolving landscape.

The performance indicators have been categorized into five areas, with slight modifications to their names.

  • Teaching (the learning environment): 29.5 per cent
  • Research environment (volume, income and reputation): 29 percent
  • Research quality (citation impact, research strength, research excellence and research influence): 30 percent
  • International outlook (staff, students and research): 7.5 percent
  • Industry (income and patents): 4 percent

University of Ibadan Ranking in the World 2024

In the global university rankings by Times Higher Education (THE), the University of Ibadan holds a position alongside the University of Lagos as the leading institution in Nigeria.

These federally owned universities secured a global ranking within the range of 401 to 500. Following closely is Covenant University, a private institution, which claimed the third position nationally and achieved a global ranking falling within the range of 601 to 800.

Notably, the total count of Nigerian universities within the top 1500 has decreased from nine in the previous year to seven in the current ranking.

Which University is the Best in the Africa 2024 ranking?

In the latest findings from the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, African universities have experienced a participation growth of 16% year-on-year.

The rankings now encompass 113 institutions, marking a significant surge from the previous 97—an unprecedented increase among all continents. The University of Cape Town holds the highest position among African universities, securing the 167th spot.

Global Ranking

On an international level, the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom has retained its leading position for nearly a decade. 

Following closely in second place is Stanford University in the United States, which ascended from fourth place in the previous year’s ranking.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US secured the third spot, climbing from fifth place in the last ranking. 

Meanwhile, Harvard University in the US dropped from its second-place position in the previous year to fourth place this year. Similarly, the University of Cambridge slipped from third place last year to fifth place in the current ranking.

Getting to The final result

According to Times Higher Education (THE), to sum up, the transition from individual data points to indicators and ultimately to an overall score for an institution, necessitates the alignment of values that signify diverse sets of data.

Achieving this involves employing a standardization method for each indicator, followed by the combination of these indicators in the specified proportions outlined earlier.

Our standardization approach relies on the data distribution within a specific indicator. We calculate a cumulative probability function, determining the position of a particular institution’s indicator within that function.