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UNN Ranks No 1 in Nigeria, 14 in Africa in World Ranking Based On Publications Impact



UNN Ranks No 1 in Nigeria and 14 in Africa in World Ranking Based On Impact of Publications. WEBOMETRICS just released its December 2015 ranking of Top 2000 Universities in the world based on their Google Scholar Citation profiles[First Edition (December 2015)].

It is my pleasure to inform you that UNN came 1st in Nigeria, 14th in Africa and 1389th in the world. As a matter of fact, less than 30 African Universities were ranked. Also, only UNN and University Ibadan were ranked from Nigeria, a pointer to the overall poor quality of academic publications from most Nigerian universities.
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Hence, our collective efforts are paying off and UNN is now counted amongst the best in the world. We are now reaping the dividends of increased publications by UNN staff in high impact and visible journals. However, we are still a long way from getting into the top five in Africa. But it is achievable, if we intensity our publications in high impact visible journals that can be accessed and cited from all over the world.
A summary of the ranking as it concerns Africa is:

Sub: Ranking of Top 20 African Universities

Africa rankWorld rankUniversityCountry Citations
1244University of Cape TownSOUTH AFRICA164542
2443University of PretoriaSOUTH AFRICA95192
3543Stellenbosch UniversitySOUTH AFRICA74142
4646University of Kwazulu NatalSOUTH AFRICA58311
5648University of the WitwatersrandSOUTH AFRICA58155
6802Zewail City of Science and TechnologyEGYPT42084
71062Cairo UniversityEGYPT26579
81096University of NairobiKENYA24577
91124North West UniversitySOUTH AFRICA23501
101153American University CairoEgypt22235
111178University of TantaEGYPT21677
121193University of the Western CapeSOUTH AFRICA20969
131225University of the Free StateSOUTH AFRICA19795
141389University of NigeriaNIGERIA15076
151417University of South AfricaSOUTH AFRICA14535
161455Ain Shams UniversityEGYPT13780
171457Kenyatta UniversityKENYA13725
181608University of IbadanNIGERIA10867
191615Beni Suef UniversityEgypt10765
201718Benha UniversityEgypt9472

The full ranking and methodology can be retrieved from: http://www.webometrics.info/en/node/169

Prof Obinna Onwujekwe
Chairman: Senate Research Grants Committee


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  • Ede Kingsley Levi

    kingsley Levi,graduated from Physics and Astronomy Department 2008,is very happy UNN is taking the Lead. Kudos to all UNN Professors, PhD and Masters Degree holders. Please keep it up.