Engineering, Computer Networks and Communications: Covenant University Ranked Best

Engineering, Computer Networks and Communications: Covenant University Ranked Best


Covenant University continues to enjoy the topmost position among Nigerian universities in compelling research endeavours in different academic fields.

In a most recent report by Scival in which the period 2013-2018 was studied and which captures forty-eight (48) leading universities and top 500 authors in the fields of Engineering, Computer Networks and Communications, Covenant is ranked number one, pushing well-known institutions behind.

Specifically, in Engineering, Covenant University is ahead of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos and Ahmadu Bello University which are second, third, fourth and fifth in the Scival report. With 471 research publications, 453 authors and a citation impact of 1.71, Covenant University could not be matched by the first and second generation Nigerian universities.

Among the 500 leading authors listed, six (6) Covenant researchers are in the top twenty (20). These include Professor Sanjay Misra, who is actually the number one author in Nigeria in engineering research. Dr. Ojo Sunday Fayomi and Professor Cleophas Loto come third and fifth respectively.

In a similar vein, Covenant also leads in Computer Networks and Communications. With 121 research outputs, 157 authors and a citation impact of 1.81, the institution again leads forty-eight others to clinch the number one spot. Among a total number of 500 leading authors in the fields are Professors Charles Ayo, Sanja Misra and Victor Omotosho who are actually the first, second and third positioned on the list.

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