Covenant Makes Global Top 100 List of SDG 1 Research Output
God’s own University, Covenant, has yet again proved age might not be too crucial in the attainment of certain feats and milestones in the life of an individual or an institution. The 17-year-old University has been ranked in the top 100 list of the institutions with the most research output in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, based on computations by SciVal from 2015 to 2020.
The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. SDG 1 focuses on ending poverty in all its forms everywhere.
According to SciVal, which enables individuals and institutions to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyze research trends, Covenant was ranked No.86 in the top 100 list of SDG 1 research output, with the institution amassing 31 scholarly output and 108 citations.
The list that featured many of the world’s Ivy League Universities had the University of Oxford sitting at the top of the log with 153 scholarly output and 1,473 citations. The World Bank came 2nd with 138 scholarly output and 973 citations; Harvard University, with 135 scholarly output and 2,048 citations was 3rd; University College London emerged 4th with 96 scholarly output and 795 citations, while the London School of Economics and Political Science made up the top 5 with 95 scholarly output and 1,074 citations.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (91 scholarly output), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (87), the University of Cape Town, South Africa, the best ranked African institution (84), Wageningen University & Research (81), and Columbia University (80), complete the top 10 of the ranking of the most active institutions in the SDG 1 research area.
A conservative number of the world’s universities used by Webometrics as at 2017 was 26,000. The figure is now estimated to be over 28,000.
The emergence of Covenant in the Top 100 of the list of SDG 1 research output is yet another manifestation of God’s involvement in the affairs of the University.
To Him alone be all the glory!