Top 10 Best Universities in Africa, 2018

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Times Higher Education (T.H.E) has released its latest rankings for universities in emerging economies.

Top 10 Best Universities in Africa, 2018

This year’s Emerging Economies University Rankings includes 378 universities, up from 300 last year. It uses the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but they have been recalibrated to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry Income (knowledge transfer).

According to the report, most of the top universities in Africa are in South Africa.

The country takes seven spots in the top 10, while Egypt and Ghana occupied 2 and 1 spot(s) respectively.

Top 10 Best Universities in Africa, 2018

Rank University World Rank
1 University of Cape Town, South Africa 9
2 University of Witwatersrand, South Africa 12
3 Stellenbosch University, South Africa 38
4 University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 41
5 University of Pretoria, South Africa 66
6 University of Johannesburg, South Africa 92
7 Beni-Suef University, Egypt 114
8 University of the Western Cape, South Africa 117
9 American University in Cairo, Egypt 120
10 University of ghana 142



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Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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