Top 10 Universities in Nigeria 2018: Latest NUC Ranking

By | February 10, 2018

Top 10 Universities in Nigeria 2018: Latest NUC Ranking

In this post, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 universities in the country based on the latest rankings from University ranking bodies like Times Higher Education World University Ranking, World University Rankings, U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities and The Reuters Top 100.

National University Commission

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#1 University of Ibadan 

The University of Ibadan was established in 1947. Initially, it was a College under the University of London. The college started with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine.

However, it became a full-fledged independent University in 1962 and the institution has grown since then to include academic programmes in 13 faculties which include:

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  • Arts,
  • Science,
  • Basic Medical Sciences,
  • Clinical Sciences,
  • Agriculture and Forestry,
  • Social Sciences,
  • Education,
  • Veterinary Medicine,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Technology,
  • Law,
  • Public Health and
  • Dentistry


The Faculties of the Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Public Health and Dentistry are a part of the University’s College of Medicine.


Also, the university has academic units. Some of which include:

  • Institute of Child Health,
  • Institute of Education,
  • Institute of African Studies,
  • Centre for Child Adolescent and
  • Mental Health,
  • Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies,
  • African Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS),
  • Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CEPACS),
  • Centre for Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Law (CPEEL),
  • Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), and
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI),
  • Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT),
  • Centre for Drug Discovery, Development & Production (CDDDP),
  • Centre for Control & Prevention of Zoonosis (CCPZ).
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Currently, the UI hosts the Pan African University Life & Earth Sciences Institute on behalf of the West African Subregion. The programme is in its 2nd year and has 97 students from all over Africa.

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