If you are an alumni of the University of Ibadan (UI) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG), it is a good time to brag about your institution of learning. These two schools are now among the top 10 universities in Africa.

The is according to the latest ranking of world universities released by the Times Higher Education.

UI, UNILAG Makes Top 10 Universities In Africa, See Full List
UI, UNILAG Makes Top 10 Universities In Africa, See Full List

According to the 2023 World University rankings which covers 104 countries and regions, the University of Ibadan comes seventh in Africa

The University of Lagos on the other hand was listed in the ninth position on the continent.


The ranking rates the University of Cape Town as the number one in Africa.

Stellenbosch University and the University of Witwatersrand ranked second and third, respectively.


Survey Responses

Globally, the University of Oxford tops the ranking for the eighth year in a row, but others in the top five have seen shifts in their ranks.

Harvard University moves up to second place, pushing the University of Cambridge down to third.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 include 1,799 universities, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.

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This year’s ranking analysed over 121 million citations across more than 15.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 40,000 scholars globally.

Below is a list of Africa’s best Universities:

1. University of Cape Town
2. Stellenbosch University
3. University of Witwatersrand
4. University of Cape Coast
5. Aswan University
6. Ferhat Abbas Sétif University
7. University of Ibadan
8. University of KwaZulu-Natal
9. University of Lagos
10. Muhimbili University



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