Nigerian universities missing from top 400 rankings
No Nigerian University made the list of the top 400 in the world according to rankings by the Times Higher Education, THE, for 2012-2013. The only African Universities on the list are based in South Africa.
According to the report, the University of Cape Town which ranks 113 in the world with 55.8, ranks as number one in Africa. South African universities also came in second, third and fourth on the African scene with the universities of Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch and Kwazulu-Natal, respectively scoring 226, 251 and 351 overall.
According to THE, California Institute of Technology, United States, with overall score of 95.5, came first, while University of Oxford, United Kingdom and Stanford University in United States shared second place.
American universities dominate the Times Higher Education global rankings for 2012-13, occupying seven of the top 10 spots, but Asian institutions are on the rise as reflected in the report.
The ranking shows the California Institute of Technology retained number one position, but Harvard University dropped from the second position it shared with Stanford last year, to number four as the University of Oxford and Stanford shared second place.
The top 10 group is relatively the same as last year, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago.