By Obio Monday
The University of Calabar has been ranked the fourth best university in Nigeria by AD Scientific Index, a leading global ranking body based in Turkey, GRASSROOT REPORTERS reports.
The 2021 ranking which is the latest, was released by the body on Monday.
According to the 2021 “World Scientists and University Rankings’’, the University of Ibadan (UI), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) were placed as the best three universities in Nigeria based on the quality of their scientists, while University of Calabar (UNICAL) came fourth and Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) came fifth-best in Nigeria on the rankings.
The ranking body also stated that University of Calabar ranks 1944th in the world and 42nd in Africa, listing Prof. Anthony Egrinya Eneji as the best scientist from the institution.
AD Scientific Index further added that the University of Ibadan ranked 19th in Africa and 1,350 in the world, while the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, occupied the 25th spot on the continent and 1,522 globally.
AD Scientific Index also stated that Harvard University made the top spot on the global list, while the University of Cape Town, South Africa, was adjudged the best institution in Africa.
The body said on its website:
“In the presence of many different university ranking systems, as the “AD Scientific Index”, we have developed a ranking system with a different methodology based on the principle of including only meritorious scientists. Based on Google Scholar’s total h-index scores, we have listed all academicians, who are ranked in the world in the top 10,000 and top 100,000 in university rankings. Furthermore, we have listed the breakdown of this ranking by main subjects. As the order of ranking principles, we used the overall top 10,000 scientists list primarily. Secondly, we used the ranking in the top 100,000 scientists list.
“Thirdly, the total number of scientists in the AD Scientific Index was ranked by the university. In the case of equalities within a university ranking, we used the highest rank of the scientist in the respective university as it is listed in the world ranking.”