Covenant University Inches Closer to Vision 10:2022
Covenant has emerged the 6th best University in Africa, according to the latest rankings by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
The world ranking body, THE, had in its just released rankings for 2019, ranked Covenant as the 6th Best University in Africa. Covenant was, however, tied joint 6th along with 10 other universities on the continent, while the University remained in the 601-800 bracket in the global rankings.
The new rankings showed that all the regional blocs of Africa had representation in the league of the best universities on the continent, with the Southern Africa region accounting for 4, East Africa 1, North Africa 3 and West Africa 2.
The ranking rated the performances of universities using 13 different indicators measuring Teaching, Research, Research Impact, Innovation and International outlook.
The 6th place ranking of Covenant in Africa was the latest milestone in validation of the huge strides being made by the University towards the realisation of her short-term vision of becoming one of the top 10 universities in the world by the year 2022, aptly dubbed ‘Vision 10:2022’.
It will be recalled that in September 2018, Covenant was ranked within the 601-800 bracket of the THE global rankings, thus becoming the first Nigerian and also, arguably the first African institution to record such a milestone in a rather short time of existence.
Following Covenant's debut in the THE World University Rankings in 2019, the University had gone ahead to feature in two Subject Rankings among world-class higher institutions. In November 2018, Covenant entered the Subject Rankings for the first time in the Business and Economics subject category ranking 501+ globally.
Furthermore, in the recently explored THE ranking data, Covenant was ranked in the 501-600 brackets in Engineering and Technology as well as Business and Economics. Remarkably, Covenant was the only Nigerian University ranked in this subject category.
Also in January 2019, Covenant emerged 151st at the 2019 Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Summit held in Doha, Qatar.