More than 25 top universities in Africa feature in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2016-2017.
The best universities in Africa span nine countries, from Uganda in the east to Nigeria in the west, Morocco in the north to South Africa in the south of the continent.
Two of South Africa’s universities appear in the top 200 of the worldwide rankings; the University of Cape Town is Africa’s top university at position 148, and Wits University is ranked at position 182, beating many prestigious universities in Germany, the UK, Canada, the US and Hong Kong.
Overall, Egypt and South Africa are the two best represented African countries in the ranking, with eight universities each.
But South Africa and Uganda are the only two countries with a universities in the top 500.
The ranking rates university performance using 13 different indicators measuring teaching, research, research impact, innovation and international outlook.
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