Top Universities in Nigeria 2021

In the presence of many different university ranking systems, as the "AD Scientific Index", we have developed a ranking system with a different methodology based on the principle of including only meritorious scientists. Based on Google Scholar’s total h-index scores, we have listed all academicians, who are ranked in the world in the top 10,000 and top 100,000 in university rankings. Furthermore, we have listed the breakdown of this ranking by main subjects. As the order of ranking principles, we used the overall top 10,000 scientists list primarily. Secondly and thirdly, we used the ranking in the top 100,000 and top 200.000 scientists list. Fourthly, the total number of scientists in the AD Scientific Index was ranked by the university. In the case of equalities within a university ranking, we used the highest rank of the scientist in the respective university as it is listed in the world ranking.

You may sort the ranking from the highest score to the lowest or vice versa in any of these fields. You can observe the fields, which move the respective university to the forefront. Furthermore, the name of the academician with the highest total h-index in the respective university is displayed with the world ranking. Top University Ranking by “AD Scientific Index” will not only list the areas, where a university is the best or has room for improvement, but also reflect the outcomes of scientist policies of the institutions. This report reveals the competency of institutions to attract prized scientists and the ability of institutions to encourage advances and retain scientists.
Total 3.570 scientist, 1 country, 230 university

AD Scientific Index - University Rankings 2021 Top 10,000 Number of scientists in University Top 100,000 Number of scientists in University
Country Ranking Region Ranking World Ranking University Country Best Scientist in University
World Rank / Name
Total Universities in Country Total Scientists in Index Total number of scientists Agriculture & Forestry Arts, Design and Architecture Business & Management Economics & Econometrics Education Engineering & Technology History, Philosophy, Theology Law / Law and Legal Studies Medical and Health Sciences Natural Sciences Social Sciences Others Total number of scientists Agriculture & Forestry Arts, Design and Architecture Business & Management Economics & Econometrics Education Engineering & Technology History, Philosophy, Theology Law / Law and Legal Studies Medical and Health Sciences Natural Sciences Social Sciences Others
1 20 1353 University of Ibadan
Nigeria
37033 Olatunde Farombi 230 287 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 2 0 0
2 27 1592 University of Nigeria
Nigeria
40488 Obinna E. Onwujekwe 230 375 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
3 41 2000 Federal University of Technology Akure
Nigeria
30103 Ganiyu Oboh 230 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
4 42 2015 University of Calabar
Nigeria
79653 A. Egrinya Eneji 230 189 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5 48 2190 Ahmadu Bello University
Nigeria
73992 M. Kabir 230 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
6 61 2404 University of Benin
Nigeria
66385 Etinosa O. Igbinosa 230 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
7 72 2680 Obafemi Awolowo University
Nigeria
88204 Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan 230 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8 76 2717 University of Port Harcourt
Nigeria
68664 Orish Ebere Orisakwe 230 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9 78 2738 University of Ilorin
Nigeria
71781 Musa Toyin Yakubu 230 201 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10 82 2774 Afe Babalola University
Nigeria
57343 John Akanni Oluwole Ojewole 230 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 83 2775 University of Lagos
Nigeria
75928 Wasiu Lanre Adeyemo 230 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
12 87 2809 Lagos State University College of Medicine
Nigeria
64246 Adewuya Abiodun 230 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
13 88 2813 Redeemer's University
Nigeria
64736 Christian Happi 230 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 90 2835 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Nigeria
90681 Lateef Agbaje 230 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 97 2988 Usmanu Danfodiyo University
Nigeria
77492 Taofeek Mto Ibrahim 230 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 103 3110 Federal University of Technology Owerri
Nigeria
46154 Emeka Oguzie 230 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 106 3121 Lagos State University
Nigeria
92594 Peter A. Okebukola 230 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 117 3379 African University of Science & Technology Abuja
Nigeria
70986 Charles Chidume 230 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 123 3775 Skyline University Nigeria
Nigeria
64957 Nazimul Islam 230 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 127 4008 Covenant University Ota
Nigeria
117367 Sanjay Misra 230 203 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 129 4060 Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Nigeria
115973 Charles O Esimone 230 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 138 4165 Federal University of Technology Minna
Nigeria
154246 Egwim Evans 230 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 140 4240 Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
Nigeria
154328 Tinuade A. Ogunlesi 230 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 142 4305 University of Uyo
Nigeria
142794 Jude E Okokon 230 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 144 4310 Bayero University Kano
Nigeria
119276 Mahmoud Umar Sani 230 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 148 4350 Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State
Nigeria
111537 Olayide Lawal 230 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 160 4523 Elizade University Ilara Mokin
Nigeria
177376 Olabode Asubiojo 230 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 163 4656 Delta State University Nigeria
Nigeria
143795 Chukwujindu Maxwell Azubuike Iwegbue 230 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 164 4657 Babcock University
Nigeria
137277 Chibundu N. Ezekiel 230 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 167 4671 Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)
Nigeria
187027 Joseph Fadare 230 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 170 4680 University of Maiduguri
Nigeria
137882 Murtala Ahmed Musa 230 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 187 4906 Adekunle Ajasin University
Nigeria
164572 Nurudeen Oladoja 230 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 191 4941 Federal University Wukari Taraba State
Nigeria
184415 Matthew Olaleke Aremu 230 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 192 4950 Niger Delta University
Nigeria
120736 Elijah I. Ohimain 230 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 194 4993 Nasarawa State University
Nigeria
129350 Abdulmojeed Yakubu 230 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 198 5036 Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
Nigeria
166009 Aliyu Isa Aliyu 230 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 201 5137 Abia State University Uturu
Nigeria
158559 Nnorom Innocent Chidi 230 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 207 5236 Bells University of Technology Otta
Nigeria
194435 Ojo Sunday Isaac Fayomi 230 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 208 5245 Kano University of Science & Technology Wudil
Nigeria
109510 Adamu Mustapha 230 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 210 5291 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
Nigeria
177069 Stevens Odoemelam 230 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 221 5441 Gombe State University Gombe
Nigeria
139150 Idris Mohammed 230 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 228 5592 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education
Nigeria
151106 Prince Nwachukwu Ololube 230 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 229 5622 Trinity University Yaba
Nigeria
167426 Charles Korede Ayo 230 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 238 5755 Tansian University
Nigeria
141141 Kanu Ikechukwu Anthony 230 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 241 5795 Crescent University, Abeokuta
Nigeria
167419 Parvaiz Ahmad Wani 230 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 246 5890 Landmark University
Nigeria
229691 Oluyomi Stephen Adeyemi 230 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
47 249 5904 University of Abuja
Nigeria
226562 Fatima Kyari 230 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 250 5912 University of Jos
Nigeria
202026 Emmanuel Idoko Agaba 230 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 253 5941 Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI
Nigeria
219758 Onuegbu O. Ugwu 230 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 256 6006 Osun State University
Nigeria
286390 Esther O. Asekun-Olarinmoye 230 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0