THE 2020 Ranking Data-Set Places Covenant Among Top 10 Movers

THE 2020 Ranking Data-Set Places Covenant Among Top 10 Movers


While the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World Universities Rankings may have come and gone, with Covenant University being ranked in the 401-500 range, thus setting her sights on improving on her latest feat towards the attainment of Vision 10:2022, a cursory look at the data set shows a University that is performing remarkably well among elites varsities and institutions of the world.

A cursory look at the various statistical data of the 2020 ranking shows that Covenant, aside moving from 638th in the World in 2019 ranking to 418th in the World in 2020, has jumped from the 9th position in Africa in 2019 to 5th in the present ranking, scaling a remarkable 4 places in a very competitive region.

The breakdown of the top 5 universities in the continent shows University of Cape Town occupying the 134th position, globally, University of the Witwatersrand 194th, Stellenbosch University in the 251 – 300 range, all of South Africa, and Aswan University, Egypt 404th and Covenant University in the 418th.

A look at the big movers of the latest ranking show that Covenant was, hierarchically, placed number 7 among the top 10 movers, with a notable and significant 220 place movement from her position in the 2019 rankings.

The breakdown of some of the key performance indicators show that Covenant aggregated 27.2% in Teaching, 14.7 in Research, 78.4 in Publication Citations, 43.8% Industry Income and 26.2% in industry outlook.

Interestingly, the recent achievement, for a university that is barely 18 years old since her establishment, in the prestigious THE rankings, has gone a long way in validating the quality that is inherent in Covenant University, thus clearing doubts about the attainability of Vision 10:2022.