The University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria, has been ranked 6th by the Times Higher Education (THE) in its latest World Universities rankings.
The performance indicators were centred on the four areas of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
The rankings were also based on the analyses of over fifteen million research publications and survey responses from approximately forty thousand scholars worldwide.
This information has been well received by the University of Benin Community as it serves as a confidence booster. The University is at the conclusion stage of securing international accreditation by the Quality Assurance Agency, United Kingdom. It is expected that the University of Benin will be the first to be so recognised among Nigerian Universities.
With these developments the University is now positioned to significantly improve in its ranking in the next exercise.
Benedicta Ehanire, Ph.D.