Fourteen (14) African universities including five RUFORUM members listed among top 1000 universities worldwide


The 2018/19 edition of the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ‚ which were released on 28, May 2018, listed 14 African universities from five countries among the top 1000, five of which are RUFORUM member universities. South Africa (7), Egypt (4) and Uganda, Tunisia, Nigeria with one each.

Since 2012‚ the Center for World University Rankings independently measure a university’s quality of education and training of students‚ the prestige of their academic staff members and the quality of their research without relying on reputational surveys and university data submissions. For the 2018/19 edition of the CWU Rankings‚ 18‚000 higher education institutions were evaluated‚ among which only the best 1,000 research-intensive universities received a ranking.

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) classification for the top 1,000 universities is based on seven performance indicators, six of which contribute 15% each and the seventh 10% to the overall percentage. These are; 1) Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university’s size; 2Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have held CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size; 3) Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals; 4) Research Output, measured by the total number of research papers; 5) Quality Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in top-tier journals; 6) Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals; 7) Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers.

Below is the list of the fourteen (14) universities from African five of which are RUFORUM member universities.

# Name of University Country Global Ranking
1 University of Cape Town South Africa 223
2 University of Witwatersarand South Africa 230
3 University of Kwazulu Natal South Africa 402
4 University of Pretoria South Africa 438
5 Stellenbosch University South Africa 448
6 Cairo University Egypt 452
7 Ain Shams University Egypt 715
8 Makerere University Uganda 771
9 University of Johannesburg South Africa 790
10 Mansoura University Egypt 884
11 Alexandria University Egypt 903
12 Tunis El Manar University Tunisia 908
13 North-West University South Africa 964
14 University of Ibadan Nigeria 991

Download the complete press release here Press Release. CWUR Global University Ranking

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