By Ayo Ajayi
Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero yesterday excitedly wrote, “My Ekwueme (the one that says and does) has done it again,” in a message to the University community, as he celebrated the University’s latest ranking by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
“Congratulations to us all,” he added.
The THE in its latest University Impact Ranking 2019, had ranked Covenant in the 301+ category for its impact on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Edutorial reliably gathered that Covenant University had outstanding results in four key SDGs including SDG #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; SDG #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; SDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; and SDG #17: Partnership for the Goals
The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The ranking body noted that “We use carefully calibrated indicators to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons across three broad areas: research, outreach, and stewardship. This first edition includes more than 450 universities from 76 countries.”
It would be remembered that Covenant University in September 2018 ranked 601-800 in the World University Ranking, which made it one of the first 10 universities in Africa, number one in West Africa and Nigeria.
The University was also ranked 501-600 in Engineering and Technology, 501+ in Business and Economics, and 151 in Emerging Economies.