Nigeria (Ladoke Akintola University of Technology) LAUTECH ranks tenth best University in Nigeria
LAUTECH ranks tenth best University in Nigeria
Consolidates position as best state University
Collaborates with University of Kentucky in transnational programme
For the umpteenth time, the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo
State, has been named one of the tenth leading Universities in Nigeria. Its position on the list also
confirmed the University’s ranking as the best State University.
The proclamation which declared LAUTECH as tenth best in Nigeria was made by the Times Higher
Education (THE) which examined 1,799 Universities across 104 countries. The ranking table is based on
13 performance indicators, including teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and International outlook.
Times Higher Education (THE) is a British Magazine reporting specifically on news and issues related to
higher education. Since its first issue came out in October 1971, this is the first time LAUTECH is
appearing on THE and the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mojeed Olaide Liasu, describes it as
translating to commendable progress for the Institution.
In another but similar development, Just Events an online publication releases what it called Nigeria’s
best Universities 2023 listing a total of 12 Institutions in which LAUTECH still ranked as only listed State-
Meanwhile, determined to continue to remain the leading light among its peers, LAUTECH has signed a
memorandum of Understanding with the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA, in the area of
The collaboration is geared towards having qualified Ph.D candidates from seven academic engineering
programmes of LAUTECH, do their research and academic programmes in Kentucky. It is aimed at
enhancing the development of staff and students and improve LAUTECH’s international ranking.
The Engineering courses included in the arrangement includes, Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering among others,
LAUTECH‘s Director in charge of International Office, Professor Timothy Ipoola Olabiyi, explained that
the new relationship seeks to establish and recognize a formal connection between the two
He listed other Engineering Courses to include Chemical and Agricultural Engineering.