The rankings which were released on Wednesday at Times Higher Education’s World Academic Summit at the National University of Singapore, had only three Nigerian universities in recognition.
A total of 1250 universities were ranked on the list.
According to a statement on its website, THE said it used 13 performance indicators which are placed under five categories.
“The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook(staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer),” the statement read.
Covenant University, a private university owned by Winners Chapel, was ranked 636.
The University of Ibadan was ranked 677, an improvement from the 2017 and 2018 rankings where it fell in the 800-1000 range.
University of Nigeria, Nsukka was ranked 1161.
Data provided by THE showed that Covenant University has 9,369; the University of Ibadan, 25,426 and University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 32,429.
THE releases the rankings a year ahead of the actual year, thus naming its 2019 best university in 2018.
In its 2017 and 2018 rankings, UI was ranked in the 800-1000 bracket