Times Higher Education World University Rankings has released the 2016 list of the top 15 best universities in Africa with South African universities claiming six of the list’s 15 places.
Irrespective of the many protests that undoubtedly, affected the performances of SA universities, the only institution outside South Africa to make the top five in the list is Uganda’s Makerere University.
The second most represented nation in the list is Egypt. Three of the nation’s higher institution – Suez Canal University, Alexandria University and Cairo University made the top 15 best list.
Morocco comes third with the University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad and Mohammed V University of Rabat.
Other countries including Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya each have one institution in the list.
As related, SA universities dominated the list and occupied the top positions because of their “highly-cited research, a strong international outlook and an ability to attract large sums of money from industry.”
Check out the 2016 rankings of the top 15 best universities in Africa beneath.
|1||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2||University of the Witwatersrand||South Africa|
|3||Stellenbosch University||South Africa|
|5||University of KwaZulu-Natal||South Africa|
|6||University of Pretoria||South Africa|
|7||University of Ghana||Ghana|
|8||University of Nairobi||Kenya|
|9||Suez Canal University||Egypt|
|12||University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad||Morocco|
|13||University of South Africa||South Africa|
|14||University of Ibadan||Nigeria|
|15||Mohammed V University of Rabat||Morocco|
Meanwhile, the University of Johannesburg wasn’t included in this ranking as it did not participate in Times Higher Education rankings data collection process.
The institution however, will partake in future rankings as it has submitted the required data.