The University of Ibadan has been listed among the top varsities for the study of two courses globally by the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
These rankings were published On Wednesday, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, released the 2021 edition of the QS Rankings by Subject.
UI entered the list for the study of Medicine and Agriculture & Forestry — but the varsity’s best performance came from Medicine.
With two ranked programmes from one institution in this year’s subject rankings, this made Nigeria emerge as the 76th most-represented country in the globe.
Out of the two disciplines in the University of Ibadan that made the rankings, the varsity’s medical programme boosted its position by falling within 351-400 from 401-450 recorded in 2020.
QS’ rankings submit comparative analyses on the performance of 14,435 programmes taken by students at 1,452 varsities in 86 locations globally, within 51 academic disciplines and five broad faculty areas.
Africa’s most competitive institution, remains the University of Capetown, South Africa, with 24 of its programmes placing among the top-200.
The highest global performances came to form Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) emerging as the strongest-performing institutions across the exercise, ranking number one in 12 subjects.
Also, the UK’s higher education sector remained strong. 13 of the 51 subject tables are topped by a British university, with the University of Oxford leading five of those 13.
Also, Chinese tertiary education has continued to reach new heights as the sector attained a record number of programme now achieving a top-50 rank.
It will interest you to know that no university has a larger number of top-50 departments than Canada’s University of Toronto (46).