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.
#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:
- Basic Medical Sciences,
- Clinical Sciences,
- Agriculture and Forestry,
- Social Sciences,
- Veterinary Medicine,
- Public Health and
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).
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.