Nigeria's Best State University, the Lagos State University has beaten a number of universities to emerge as the second best varsity in Nigeria.
According to World University Rankings for 2021 by Times Higher Education, LASU beat the likes of University of Lagos, Covenant University, Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Nigeria, Nsukka to emerge behind University of Ibadan which maintains the number one spot as the Best University in Nigeria.
Aside emerging on the number 2 position in Nigeria, the Lagos State owned varsity emerged as the 548th best university in world ahead of UNILAG, Covenant University and OAU which ranked 703rd, 840th and 1333rd respectively on the world university rankings.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 includes more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions, making it the largest and most diverse university rankings till date.
The latest ranking of LASU follows a consistent and meteoric rise in the local and international stock of the University in the last five years of the Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun-led administration which can be attributed to the entrenchment of academic excellence, culture of cutting edge research and enhanced community service.
Just recently, the University was named Africa Centre of Excellence in STEM Education by the World Bank and maintains its status as the most sought after State University in Nigeria, a position it has held in the last decade.
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