The Times Higher Education World University Rankings data has revealed the top universities in Africa.
UCT topped the Best universities in Africa 2016: Top 15 list due to its highly cited research, strong international outlook and ability to attract funds from industry.
Six other South African universities were listed in the top 15, including the University of the Witwatersrand (second), Stellenbosch University (third), the University of KwaZulu-Natal (fifth) and the University of Pretoria (sixth).
Phil Baty, the Times Higher Education rankings editor, said: “This snapshot ranking is based on the same criteria as the World University Rankings, but we are keen to develop a bespoke range of metrics, following a public consultation, for a full Africa University Ranking.”
Story Chido Mbambe. Photo Michael Hammond.
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