A study of rankings according to data gathered from the World Wide Web, Webometrics, has revealed the top institutions in Nigeria in 2016.
The data considers the number of pdf files a university has published according to information from google. It relies on information (statistics) of web publications of a University for a Specific period of time; available on google scholar. It is therefore based on volume of research articles published by a university.
The quantity of google scholarly articles a university has reveals how much of research is being conducted by the university; which is what the ranking is all about – a university’s research output.
Although no Nigerian university was among the first 1000 in the world in 2016, University of Nigeria ranked highest of the Nigerian universities on the list, followed by University of Ibadan, University of Ilorin and Covenant Universityrespectively.
Below is the list of the top 30 Nigerian universities at the Webometrics 2016 Openness ranking for world universities.
University of Nigeria, Nsukka. UNN (1433)
University of Ibadan, Ibadan. UI (1613)
University of Ilorin, Ilorin. UNILORIN (2114)
Covenant University, Ota. CU (2161)
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. UNIZIK (2173)
University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. UNIPORT (2190)
University of Lagos, Lagos. UNILAG (2243)
University of Calabar, Calabar. UNICAL (2333)
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. UNAAB (2364)
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. ABU (2372)
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. OAU (2473)
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. LAUTECH (2585)
University of Uyo, Uyo. UNIUYO (2655)
Federal University of Technology, Minna. FUTMINNA (2682)
University of Benin, Ugbowo. UNIBEN (2703)
Federal University of Technology, Akure. FUTA (2835)
Bayero University, Kano. BUK (2909)
Redeemer’s University, Mowe. RUN (2937)
Lagos State University, Ojo. LASU (2939)
Osun State University, OSU (3074)
University of Jos, Jos. UNIJOS (3173)
Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo. FUNAI (3242)
Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt. RSUT (3295)
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. ABUAD (3330)
Landmark University, Omu-aran LU (3422)
Federal University of Technology, Owerri. FUTO (3423)
Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu. ESUT (3433)
University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri. UNIMAID (3465)
Federal University of Dutsin Ma, Dutsin-Ma (3478)
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. MOUA (3515).