The University of Ibadan has been ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world. The university is currently ranked 991st in the world and 14th in Africa. This was according to the 2018/19 edition of the global rankings released by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).
University of Ibadan happens to be the only university in Nigeria that made it to the list. Universities from other African countries also made it to the list. Seven universities from South Africa, four from Egypt, and one each from Uganda and Tunisia.
Harvard University, United States, is ranked the number one for the 7th consecutive time while Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both in the U.S, are ranked second and third respectively.
University of Cambridge, U.K, is ranked fourth, while University of Oxford, also in the U.K, is ranked fifth. Among the top 10 universities are University of California, Berkeley, U.S (sixth); Princeton University, U.S (seventh); Columbia University, U.S (eighth); California Institute of Technology, U.S (ninth); and the University of Chicago, U.S (10th).