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World-class! Six South African universities among the top 500 in the world


Oct 27, 2021

A total of six South African Universities are ranked among the top 500 in the world!

2022 Best Global Universities

According to Business Tech, the US News & World Report published its 2022 Best Global Universities rankings, which includes a list of the top 13 tertiary learning institutions in South Africa.

The new edition evaluates more than 1 700 schools in the overall ranking – up from nearly 1 500 last year – on academic research and reputation.

The rankings are based upon various indicators, such as global research reputation and regional research reputation.

The top 10

The top 10 schools in the overall Best Global Universities ranking are similar to last year’s edition, with Harvard University in Massachusetts again topping the list, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University in California.

The only change in the global top 10 was the California Institute of Technology dropping to the ninth position, pushing the University of Washington and University of Cambridge up one spot each.

The most ranked schools are in the following countries:

US: 271China: 253Japan: 93UK: 89Germany: 70

UCT remains the best

In South Africa, 13 institutes remain within the top 1 500. Nine universities saw their global position improve, while four dropped down the ranking.

The University of Cape Town remains the top university locally, and in Africa however, it dropped from its highest point on the listing at 103rd, to 109th. UCT is followed by the University of Witwatersrand, which placed 212th, also down from 192nd last year.

The other universities which dropped down the rankings include the University of KwaZulu Natal and the University of Johannesburg, which slid to 371st and 417th, respectively.

However, Tshwane University of Technology improved its position on the ranking to now fall within the top 1 000.

The 13 universities ranked in South Africa, six ranked within the global top 500, these include:

University of Cape TownUniversity of WitwatersrandStellenbosch UniversityUniversity of Kwa-Zulu NatalUniversity of JohannesburgUniversity of Pretoria

The Top Universities in South Africa

SA #Global #University1109University of Cape Town2212University of Witwatersrand3317Stellenbosch University4371University of Kwa-Zulu Natal5417University of Johannesburg6434University of Pretoria7510North-West University8729University of the Western Cape9851University of South Africa10855Rhodes University11925University of the Free State12954Tshwane University of Technology131225Nelson Mandela University

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