UI is Nigeria's best pushes UNILORIN to 7, OAU to 5th [SEE FULL LIST]

Nigeria's oldest university, University of Ibadan (UI), has been ranked the best in the country according to a new ranking by Journals Consortium, an online platform dedicated to providing resources to the academic community.

Nigeria's oldest university, University of Ibadan (UI), has been ranked the best in the country according to a new ranking by Journals Consortium, an online platform dedicated to providing resources to the academic community.

The ranking shows that UI is well ahead of the other institutions with a Total Influence Factor (TIF) of 41.22, well ahead of 2nd placed University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) with 39.96 and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) which had 35.57 points.

UI, which was also ranked 8th in the African rankings, the only Nigerian institution to make the top 10, is one of the most prestigious universities in the country.

Journals Consortium noted that the ranking is based only on "research publications and citations from the last five years (2010 to 2014) as well as visibility on the internet"

"Journals Consortium’s mission is to evaluate universities (and other higher institutions) and research journals based on their publications and citation, as well as to bring research articles to everyone’s reach," Journals Consortium wrote on its website.

It explained that the TIF is the sum of Research Publication and Citation (RSC) score plus the Internet/Web Presence (IWP) score.

The RSC score, based on publications and citations scores available on Google Scholar, is directly proportional to the number of publications and citations of a university or higher institution for the previous 5 years while the IWP is directly proportional to the number of times the university or higher institution appears on the Internet.

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