Covenant Rises to 2nd Position by Volume of Scholarly Output Since 2015 in Nigeria
An indication that Covenant University’s publishing prowess continues to wax stronger emerged this weekend as God’s own University takes one step closer to the top spot in the research rankings for Nigerian institutions.
According to the results of computations made by SciVal, Covenant rose from her former No.3 position to No. 2 in the rankings featuring 102 institutions in Nigeria. The results formed the aggregate of computations between 2015 and 2020.
SciVal is the online tool that offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 7,000 research institutions and 220 nations worldwide using bibliometrics,
Covenant achieved the feat courtesy of her 4,369 scholarly output, 1,17 field-weighted citation impact, and 13,167 citations. The University of Ibadan, the nation’s premier university established in 1948, 54 years well ahead of the birth of Covenant, however, remains No. 1 with her 5,639 scholarly output, 1.68 field-weighted citation impact, and 48,468 citations.
It is noteworthy that aside from being the only private institution in the top 10 of this ranking of Nigerian institutions, 17-year-old Covenant sits atop many first and second-generation Universities in the country. For instance, the University of Nigeria Nsukka, formerly No. 2, is now No. 3 with 4,267 scholarly output, 0.88 field-weighted citation impact, and 17,594 citations.
Other old generation institutions in the rankings included the Obafemi Awolowo University, ranked No.4 with 3000 scholarly output, 0.95 field-weighted citation impact, and 14,538 citations, and the University of Lagos, placed No.5 with 2,739 scholarly output, 1.58 field-weighted citation impact, and 18,569 citations.
The University of Ilorin, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Federal University of Technology, Akure, University of Benin, and Bayero University, Kano, filled the No.6 to No.10 spots in that order.
It is yet another laudable milestone for Covenant, which only on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, leapt 50 places from her previous 151-200 to her new 101-150 position in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.
To God alone be all the glory!
Covenant rises to 2nd position by volume of scholarly output since 2015 in Nigeria