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African universities: South Africa leads the 2018 ranking

African universities: South Africa leads the 2018 ranking

UniRank is a platform that evaluates universities around the world and publishes a ranking on a regular basis. According to the information provided by the platform, the rankings are based on several criteria as follows:

  • To be a regularly constituted university, officially recognized and accredited by the competent authorities of its country;
  • Offer at least undergraduate degrees (bachelor′s degree) leading to four years of study, and possibly post-graduate studies (master′s or PhD)
  • Offer courses mainly in a masterful classroom format, not just online.

At the end of February 2018, the platform published its ranking of the 200 best African universities.

It is noted that South African universities are the most successful, with 8 universities ranked in the top 10 universities at the head of the pack. It is also noted that Nigeria has the largest number of universities in the league table, with a total of 39 institutions appearing there. Finally, we note that the English-speaking countries have by far a much more predominant presence than the French-speaking countries.

Here is the complete list of the 200 best African universities in 2018 published by Unirank:

Rank University Country
1 University of Pretoria South Africa
2 University of Cape Town South Africa
3 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
4 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
5 University of Johannesburg South Africa
6 Universiteit Stellenbosch South Africa
7 North-West University South Africa
8 University of the Western Cape South Africa
9 University of Nairobi Kenya
10 The American University in Cairo Egypt
11 University of Lagos Nigeria
12 Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria
13 Rhodes University South Africa
14 Cairo University Egypt
15 University of Ibadan Nigeria
16 Universiteit van die Vrystaat South Africa
17 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane mozambique
18 Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
19 University of Khartoum Sudan
20 University of Nigeria Nigeria
21 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa
22 Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
23 University of Fort Hare South Africa
24 University of Ilorin Nigeria
25 Tshwane University of Technology South Africa
26 Durban University of Technology South Africa
27 Mansoura University Egypt
28 Jimma University Ethiopia
29 University of Namibia Namibia
30 The German University in Cairo Egypt
31 Makerere University Uganda
32 Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria
33 Namibia University of Science and Technology Namibia
34 Kenyatta University Kenya
35 University of Ghana Ghana
36 University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania
37 University of Reunion Meeting
38 University of Botswana botswana
39 Kasdi Merbah University of Ouargla Algeria
40 Universidade Católica de Angola angola
41 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana
42 Alexandria University Egypt
43 Central University of Technology South Africa
44 Sudan University of Science and Technology Sudan
45 Mohammed V University Morocco
46 Ain Shams University Egypt
47 University Abu Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen Algeria
48 Cheikh Anta Diop University Senegal
49 Mohamed Khider University of Biskra Algeria
50 Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria
51 University of Zambia Zambia
52 Egerton University Kenya
53 Benha University Egypt
54 University of the Mentouri Brothers of Constantine 1 Algeria
55 Cadi Ayyad University Morocco
56 The International University of Management Namibia
57 Assiut University Egypt
58 Covenant University Nigeria
59 University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
60 University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediène Algeria
61 Moi University Kenya
62 Vaal University of Technology South Africa
63 The British University in Egypt Egypt
64 Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria
65 The University of Dodoma Tanzania
66 University of Rwanda Rwanda
67 Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania
68 Universidade Agostinho Neto angola
69 University of Port Harcourt Nigeria
70 Landmark University Nigeria
71 Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University Morocco
72 Ferhat Abbas Universityof Setif 1 Algeria
73 University of Mauritius Mauritius
74 Mouloud Maameri University of Tizi Ouzou Algeria
75 University of Gezira Sudan
76 Strathmore University Kenya
77 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya
78 Helwan University Egypt
79 University of Venda South Africa
80 University of Tripoli Libya
81 Universidade Metodista de Angola angola
82 University of Lome Togo
83 University of Benin Nigeria
84 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria
85 Zagazig University Egypt
86 Abderrahmane University Mira of Bejaia Algeria
87 United States International University Kenya
88 Al Akhawayn University Morocco
89 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Nigeria
90 Lagos State University Nigeria
91 Modern Sciences and Arts University Egypt
92 Universidade Independente de Angola angola
93 Mzumbe University Tanzania
94 Universidade Técnica de Angola angola
95 University of Limpopo South Africa
96 Bayero University Kano Nigeria
97 Mangosuthu University of Technology South Africa
98 American University of Nigeria Nigeria
99 Walter Sisulu University South Africa
100 Hassiba Ben Bouali University of Chlef Algeria
101 Mohamed Boudiaf University of M′sila Algeria
102 University of Jos Nigeria
103 University of Algiers 1 Algeria
104 Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University Mostaganem Algeria
105 Uganda Christian University Uganda
106 Rivers State University of Science and Technology Nigeria
107 Ibn Tofail University Morocco
108 Misr University for Science and Technology Egypt
109 Ibn Zohr University Morocco
110 Al-Azhar University Egypt
111 Mount Kenya University Kenya
112 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria
113 University of Zululand South Africa
114 University of Uyo Nigeria
115 University of Cape Coast Ghana
116 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria
117 South Valley University Egypt
118 University of Education, Winneba Ghana
119 University Batna 1 Algeria
120 Misr International University Egypt
121 Usmanu Danfodio University Nigeria
122 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Nigeria
123 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Tanzania
124 Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda
125 University of Swaziland swaziland
126 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Nigeria
127 Universidade Católica de Moçambique mozambique
128 Babcock University Nigeria
129 Ahmed Ben Bella University of Oran 1 Algeria
130 Botswana Accountancy College botswana
131 Badji Mokhtar University of Annaba Algeria
132 University of Science and Technology of Oran Algeria
133 Mekelle University Ethiopia
134 University of Yaounde I Cameroon
135 Botswana International University of Science and Technology botswana
136 Abdelmalek Essadi University Morocco
137 Adekunle Ajasin University Nigeria
138 Djillali Liabès University of Sidi-Bel-Abbès Algeria
139 University of Abuja Nigeria
140 Afe Babalola University Nigeria
141 University of Sfax Tunisia
142 Mohammed First University Morocco
143 Hawassa University Ethiopia
144 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Nigeria
145 Olabisi Onabanjo University Nigeria
146 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Nigeria
147 University of Tunis El Manar Tunisia
148 Midlands State University Zimbabwe
149 Africa University Zimbabwe
150 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Nigeria
151 International University of Africa Sudan
152 Tai Solarin University of Education Nigeria
153 M′hamed Bouguerra University of Boumerdes Algeria
154 Tanta University Egypt
155 Adama Science and Technology University Ethiopia
156 Ashesi University College Ghana
157 Gaston Berger University Senegal
158 October 6 University Egypt
159 Hassan II University of Casablanca Morocco
160 Kwara State University Nigeria
161 Fayoum University Egypt
162 Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Nigeria
163 Arba Minch University Ethiopia
164 University of Malawi Malawi
165 Catholic University of West Africa - University Unit of Togo Togo
166 Pharos University in Alexandria Egypt
167 Ahfad University for Women Sudan
168 Technical University of Kenya Kenya
169 August 20, 1955 University of Skikda Algeria
170 University of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
171 University of Antananarivo Madagascar
172 Future University in Egypt Egypt
173 Jaamacada SIMAD Somalia
174 Saad Dahlab University of Blida Algeria
175 Larbi Tebessi University of Tebessa Algeria
176 Mzuzu University Malawi
177 Moulay Ismail University Morocco
178 University of Benghazi Libya
179 University of Dschang Cameroon
180 Menoufia University Egypt
181 Libyan International Medical University Libya
182 Nahda University Egypt
183 University of Manouba Tunisia
184 Osun State University Nigeria
185 Kafrelsheikh University Egypt
186 University of Agriculture, Makurdi Nigeria
187 Universidade Óscar Ribas angola
188 Universidade de Cabo Verde Green cap
189 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Ghana
190 National Polytechnic School Algeria
191 Catholic University of Eastern Africa Kenya
192 Hassan University 1st Morocco
193 University of Sousse Tunisia
194 Mohamed Seddik University Ben Yahia de Jijel Algeria
195 University of Monastir Tunisia
196 Haramaya University Ethiopia
197 Mohamed Lakhdar University Ben Amara says Hamma Lakhdar of El Oued Algeria
198 Bahir Dar University Ethiopia
199 University of Buea Cameroon
200 Benue State University Nigeria

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