Continuous evaluation and the increasing use of scientific metrics is an integral component of benchmarking progress over time for academic and research institutions as well as an opportunity to compare with peers.

The AD Scientific Index (Alper-Doger Scientific Index) is increasingly gaining prominence for its comprehensive assessment of research scientists, journals and universities. It deploys a ranking and analysis system based on the scientific performance of individual researchers, and subsequently derives its ranking of institutions based on the cumulative ratings of her affiliated scientists. Thus, it is a robust measure of productivity and impact of research output.

University of Ibadan Ranking

The 2022 AD Scientific Index ranking places the University of Ibadan as number 1 in Nigeria; number 14 in Africa and at number 1038 out of a total of 15,421 Universities across the world, placing it in the top 7% of global universities. This is certainly a laudable feat and we are very proud of our University. It is especially noteworthy that the best scientist in the country remains Prof Oye Gureje, NNOM, DSc and this has been the situation for several years now.

College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI) Performance

Apart from the great privilege of having Nigeria’s top scientist in the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, out of the 10 scientists in the University of Ibadan, CoMUI is honoured to have 7 of them working actively within with close partnerships with several others. We are immensely proud of the recognition of our distinguished scholars in CoMUI:

Top 10 Scientists in the University of Ibadan

1. Professor Oye Gureje, CoMUI (Psychiatry)

2. Professor Mayowa Owolabi, CoMUI (Neurology)

3. Professor Olatunde Farombi, CoMUI (Biochemistry)

4. Dr. Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi, CoMUI (Epidemiology & Public Health)

5. Dr. Rufus Akinyemi, CoMUI (Neurology)

6. Professor Kayode Adebowale mni, Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan (Chemistry)

7. Professor Iruka N. Okeke, Pharmacy & Medical Microbiology (UI’s Number 1 Female Scientist!)

8. Professor Isaac Adewole, CoMUI (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

9. Professor Oladele Osibanjo (Chemistry)

10. Dr. Okechukwu Samuel Ogah, CoMUI (Cardiology)

Professor Kayode Adebowale

 We are extremely proud that the University of Ibadan’s number one citizen, our distinguished Vice Chancellor, Professor Kayode Adebowale mni, FAS ranks as a top scientist in the world. We are certain that he will continue to ensure that the University of Ibadan is conducive for research and related activities. We are grateful for his unflinching support for the growth and development of CoMUI.


Professor Isaac Adewole

 Professor Isaac Adewole, FAS, a former Provost of CoMUI, Former Vice Chancellor of UI and Former Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has continued to distinguish himself as a leader in research. We are grateful for his mentorship in CoMUI and beyond.



Professor Iruka N. Okeke

 I must mention that Professor Iruka Okeke works very closely with us in CoMUI, particularly in partnership with Professor Aderemi Kehinde of the Department of Microbiology where they continue to do outstanding work.



Funding for Research in CoMUI

I am so delighted that the lead Scientists in CoMUI are also leaders in terms of attracting much needed funding to CoMUI for research.  The top 10 Principal Investigators (PIs) in CoMUI for 2020 and 2021 in CoMUI are listed below:





Professor Oye Gureje, Psychiatry

Professor Oye Gureje, Psychiatry


Professor M.O. Owolabi, Medicine (Neurology)

Professor M.O. Owolabi, Medicine (Neurology)


Dr. Adejumoke Ayede, Paediatrics

Professor Iruka N. Okeke, Medical Microbiology


Professor Olayinka Omigbodun, Psychiatry

Professor Olayinka Omigbodun, Psychiatry


Professor Iruka N. Okeke, Medical Microbiology

Professor Adeyinka Ashaye, Ophthalmology


Professor David Olaleye (RIP), Virology

Dr.  Funmilola Olaolorun, Community Medicine


Professor Adeyinka Ashaye, Ophthalmology

Dr. Adejumoke Ayede, Paediatrics


Dr. Rufus Akinyemi, Medicine (Neurology)

Professor Olufunmilayo Fawole, Epidemiology & Medical Statistics


Dr. Funmilola Olaolorun, Community Medicine

Professor Adesola Ogunniyi, Medicine (Neurology)


Professor Adesola Ogunniyi, Medicine (Neurology)

Dr. Rufus Akinyemi, Medicine (Neurology)

We are grateful to our lead Principal Investigators who work so hard. We must also commend the College Research and Innovation Management (CRIM) unit who work tirelessly to ensure that the research management in CoMUI is top notch. We acknowledge Professor Adesola Olumide, CRIM Director and Professor Eme Owoaje, Chairman, CRIM Board as well as the pioneer CRIM Director, Dr. Pelumi Adebiyi and Pioneer CRIM Board Chairman, Professor Adesola Ogunniyi, also a leading scientist in the field of Neurology worldwide.

Challenge and Call to Action

The College Management under my watch, will continue to support and nurture the culture of academic excellence via the recruitment of brilliant academic staff, capacity building and mentorship for younger academics. We should not rest on our oars but strive to improve even further in the years to come.

If we can achieve so much despite the daunting challenges, we can surpass expectations if work conditions improve. On behalf of the College Management, I congratulate our excellent scholars, even as we challenge you all to do more. I also congratulate the leading PIs. There are several challenges but TOGETHER we will overcome and do great things TOGETHER.

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Olayinka Omigbodun
Professor of Psychiatry and Provost

NB: I acknowledge the contributions of Dr. Jibril Abdulmalik, also a CoMUI upcoming great scientist to this write up.



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