NIGERIA – Abuja: The University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State – Nigeria has been ranked 5th in July 2022 ranking of Nigerian universities, and the new ranking marks upward movement after Prof Georgewill Owunari became the functional Vice Chancellor a year ago.
According to recent report released by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, ranking is an indicator of global performance of universities, taking into account, teaching commitment, research results, perceived international prestige, including industrial and economic sectors. The ranking is compiled from reliable prestigious open data sourced through peer assessment surveys.
The new ranking is built with the indicators obtained in order to maintain the freshness of the data of the most current and updated Ranking of Universities.
In a chat the Vice Chancellor, Prof Georgewill Owunari said the new ranking confirms that the hard work of UNIPORT is recognized and valued, adding that University moving up to 5th Position in July 2022 Webmetric ranking of Nigerian Universities is an indication that, “we are driven to meet the world’s challenges. Our goal is to elevate the UNIPORT to become the overall best in Africa and well ranked in the world.”
He said the University’s management will continue to provide the vision and strategy to advance; strengthen intellectual property, and identify new ventures and opportunities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
“We will engage with internal and external partners to build and grow the innovation activities in the University of Port Harcourt,” he said, continuing, “there have been wonderful growth in educational and infrastructural development of the university since I came in as the Vice Chancellor, and with this new ranking, we will be leading our effort to create even greater impact and intellectual accomplishments.”
According to Prof Owunari, “we are therefore grateful to be accessed and ranked. At a time when we are concerned about ASSU strike, the University of Port Harcourt recognizes the responsibility and privilege of looking forward to carrying on, our tradition of greatness.
Ranked 6 last year, the Vice Chancellor said the current position is an achievement that speaks to the university’s ongoing commitment to provide the best quality education and modernized curriculum.
“We remain committed to adding our perspectives, experience and backgrounds to attract and prepare for higher achievements with a desire to serve the public good, and, through our scholars, demonstrate a path forward.”
Prof Georgewill is keen on ensuring world class academic excellence at the university. Under his Vice Chancellorship, the university is poised to join the league of top-ranked universities in Africa and the world.