A leading international firm in scientific ranking, Alper-Doger Scientific Index has ranked Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) as the best private university in the area of research in Nigeria.
The 12-year-old university founded by legal icon, Aare Afe Babalola, SAN was also named number 10 among the 197 public and private universities in the country.
In a statement at the weekend by the ABUAD’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Tunde Olofintila, the institution’s scientists were also placed at number 5 out of 3,570 scientists ranked across the country.
Olofintila said, “The AD Scientific Index World Top Universities ranking is based on scholarly research output from Google Scholar. The AD Scientific Index is the first and only study that shows the total and the last five-year productivity coefficients of Scientists based on the h-index and i10 index scores and citations in Google Scholar.
“In other words, the AD Scientific Index provides both the Academic Ranking and Analysis Results.
One of the unique differences of the AD Scientific Index is the provision of the last five years’ scores and the total scores of the h-index and the i10 index, and the total and last five years’ number of citations.
“Other unique differences of the AD Scientific Index include rankings in all fields and subjects of scientific interest and the emphasis on the scientific productivity of the Scientist. Thus, Scientists and Universities can obtain their Academic Rankings and monitor developments in the ranking over time.”
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Smaranda Olarinde was quoted to have expressed delight at the latest ranking of ABUAD, which she said was made available possible through the cooperation and supports of Stakeholders in the institution.
According to the statement, “Professor Olarinde was particularly happy that people and organizations outside Nigeria are noticing what the University has been doing since it commenced Academic works on Monday, January 4, 2010, to institutionalise qualitative and functional education, raise a new generation of Nigerians and ensure that Nigeria regains its lost glory in education.
“The Vice-Chancellor thanked the parents and other well-wishers who have inundated her and the University with congratulatory messages on the monumental achievements.
“With all these, Professor Olarinde is optimistic that sooner than later, the University will improve considerably, particularly because of the quantum of infrastructural development in the University, its heart-warming achievements in Medicine, Law, Engineering, Sciences, its Independent Power Project, IPP, which was commissioned recently and the commencement of work on its 121-unit Industrial Park.”