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FUNAAB Tops African Agriculture Universities in THE World Rankings 2024

FUNAAB: Best University of Agriculture in Africa

In a recent and prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) for 2024, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has been crowned as the leading University of Agriculture on the African continent. Not only has FUNAAB achieved this remarkable feat, but it has also secured a notable seventh position globally in the same category.

Top Rank Best University of Agriculture in Africa
Global Position 7th in the World
Evaluation THE WUR 3.0 methodology
Entries Analysed 2,671 from 1,906 universities
Data Points 411,789 from 2,673 institutions
VC’s Response Congratulations and call for collaboration
Previous Accolade 2nd in Nigeria, 2023 Sub-Saharan Rankings
THE Credibility ✅ Trusted worldwide for education rankings

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A Closer Look at the 2024 THE World University Rankings Methodology

The 2024 WUR adopted the innovative 3.0 methodology, which meticulously evaluated entries from 1,906 universities spanning 108 countries and regions. A remarkable 2,671 entries were assessed using 18 carefully calibrated performance indicators. These indicators scrutinised institutions across five key domains:

  • Teaching
  • Research Environment
  • Research Quality
  • Industry Involvement
  • International Outlook

Comprehensive Data Analysis for Accurate Ranking

The ranking procedure was rigorous, analysing an extensive array of over 134 million citations extracted from 16.5 million research publications. Additionally, the rankings integrated responses from a global survey of 68,402 scholars. The data compilation was immense, with 411,789 data points collected from the 2,673 institutions that participated by submitting their data.

Recognition and Celebration at FUNAAB

Professor Babatunde Kehinde, the Vice-Chancellor of FUNAAB, expressed his joy and congratulations to the entire University community. He emphasised the importance of this collective achievement and encouraged ongoing collaboration to reach even loftier heights.

FUNAAB’s Consistent Excellence

It is worth noting that this is not FUNAAB’s first encounter with academic accolades. The University previously clinched the second position within Nigeria in the 2023 Sub-Saharan Africa University rankings. It also earned the title of the best public university in the country, further solidifying its reputation for excellence.

The Importance of THE Rankings

The Times Higher Education Rankings are renowned for their reliability and are trusted by students, educators, governments, and industry experts worldwide. The 2024 rankings, in particular, reflect significant changes and emerging trends in the global higher education sector, highlighting institutions that have made substantial progress.


This achievement for the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, in the 2024 THE World University Rankings, is a testament to the University’s dedication to academic excellence. It’s a call to action for both current and prospective students and staff to continue striving for greatness, as they are now part of an institution recognised for its outstanding performance on a global scale.



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