By Adesina Wahab
The University of Ibadan (UI) and Lagos State University (LASU) has been ranked among the only six Nigerian Universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking for 2021.
THE in its latest ranking placed the Lagos State University among World Universities ranked in the 501-600 bracket, second only to the University of Ibadan, which was ranked in the 401-500 bracket.
Other Nigerian universities, ranked are University of Lagos (601-800), Covenant University (801-1000), the University of Nigeria Nsukka (1000+) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (1001+).
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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 includes more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions, making it the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.
The latest ranking of LASU follows a consistent and meteoric rise in the local and international stock of the University in the last five years of the Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun-led administration, thanks to the entrenchment of academic excellence, a culture of cutting edge research and enhanced community service.
The University was named Africa Centre of Excellence in STEM Education by the World Bank in 2017, and maintains its status as the most sought after state university in Nigeria.