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University Of Ibadan Ranked Best In IT

The University of Ibadan has been ranked the best Nigerian university in the building and use of information resources, structures and technologies on the web drawing on bibliometric and informetric approaches.

The new position was contained in the ranking released at the weekend by Webometric, a web-based world ranking of universities organisation. The institution was also ranked 41st in Africa and 3,499 in the world.

On its website, http://www.webometrics.info, the ranking also places the University of Ilorin and the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in the second and third position respectively. While Ilorin came 42nd in Africa, ABU was placed 43rd in the continent.

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife was placed fourth, University of Lagos was fifth, University of Benin was ranked sixth while the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, was ranked seventh in Nigeria and 44th, 46th, 55th and 60th in Africa respectively.

Webometric ranking began in 2004 as a study of the quantitative aspects of the construction and use of information resources, structures and technologies on the web drawing on bibliometric and informetric approaches. It is an initiative on the ranking of 20,000 higher educations worldwide based on web content to improve the presence of academic and research institutions on the web and to promote the open access publication of research results.






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