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Here are the Top 10 Universities in Africa for 2020 – QS Ranking

The 2020 QS World University Rankings were released recently, and the University of Cape Town (South Africa) has retained its top spot as the best university in Africa

top 10 universities in Africa for 2020

Renowned Higher Education Marketing Company, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), has released its widely anticipated World University Rankings for 2020. The ranking, according to QS , is “analyzed through the lens of research impact, academic standing, internationalization, student/staff ratio, graduate employability, and teaching capacity.”

Out of the 1000 universities from 82 locations that were selected, only 17 African universities made the list.

Making the global top 10 list are 5 universities from the United States, 4 from the United Kingdom and 1 from Switzerland. For the eighth year in a row, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) came up tops with an overall score of 100.

Top 10 Universities in Africa for 2020

1. University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Global Rank: 198
Overall Score: 44.1

2. The American University in Cairo (Egypt)

Global Rank: 395
Overall Score: 28.4

3. University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Global Rank: 400
Overall Score: 28.2

4. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Global Rank: 427
Overall Score: 27. 1

5. University of Johannesburg (South Africa)

Global Rank: 501-510
Overall Score: N/A

6. Cairo University (Egypt)

Global Rank: 521-530
Overall Score: N/A

7. University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Global Rank: 551-560
Overall Score: N/A

8. Ain Shams University (Egypt)

Global Rank: 801-1000
Overall Score: N/A

9. Alexandria University (Egypt)

Global Rank: 801-1000
Overall Score: N/A

10. Assiut University (Egypt)

Global Rank: 801-1000
Overall Score: N/A

Other African universities on the list include:

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Rhodes University (South Africa),
University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa)
University of the Western Cape (South Africa)
German University in (Cairo)
Makerere University (Uganda)
North-West University (South Africa)
University of Nairobi (Kenya).

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