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Nigerian universities fail to make list of World’s top 1,000

By News Express on 12/07/2016

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No Nigerian university made the list of the world’s top 1,000 in the 2016 ranking of universities across the world as released by Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR).

Only nine universities in Africa made the list.

Five from South Africa and four from Egypt.

For South Africa, the five universities and their rankings, according to the CWUR, are: University of Witwatersrand, 176th; University of Cape Town, 265th; Stellenbosch University, 329th; University of KwaZulu-Natal, 468th; and the University of Pretoria, 697th.

The four from Egypt are Cairo University, 771st; Ain Shams University, 960th; Mansoura University, 985th; and Alexandria University, 995th.

Harvard University, United States topped the list as the best higher institution in the world, followed by Stanford University, also in the US.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also in the US was named the third best in the world.

Two universities in the United Kingdom, University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford are ranked fourth and fifth respectively.

Five other American universities are also ranked within the top 10 – they are Columbia University, sixth position; University of California, Berkley, seventh; University of Chicago, eighth; Princeton University, ninth; and Yale University, 10th.

The U.S has a total number of 224 universities among the top 1,000, followed by China, with 90.

Japan has 74, while the United Kingdom has 65.

Others are: Germany, 56; France, 48; Italy, 48; Spain, 41; South Korea, 36; Canada, 32; Australia, 27.

No Nigerian university also made the list in 2015.

CWUR said it used eight objectives and robust indicators to rank the world’s top 1,000 universities, and listed them as follows:

1) Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university’s size [25%]

2) Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size [25%]

3) Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals [25%]

4) Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals [5%]

5) Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals [5%]

6) Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers [5%]

7) Broad Impact, measured by the university’s h-index [5%]

8) Patents, measured by the number of international patent filings [5%]

•Sourced from TV360Nigeria.

Source News Express

Posted 12/07/2016 9:12:55 PM


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