Makerere and Nairobi University on top of Easter African University.

00:47 AM 2016

There is no doubt that many People around the continent have been wondering themselves about the ranking of top Universities in Africa. This article reveals obviously the top 30 universities in Africa. According to Mail guardian Africa the results are essentially based on the amount of citations there are for the university’s work. They are derived from the methodology for the current world university ranking, using the 13 factors (below), combining THE’s own enormous database of statistics along with the Elsevier’s Scopus database a system that highlights some of the continent’s top performers in terms of how often research papers are referred to and cited by other academics globally.
Take a look at the snap shot of top 30 African university.

Some of the so long globally renowned university in Africa like Cairo University, University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria and Al-Azhar University in Egypt. To the other hand, some other lesser-known institutions unexpectedly and surprisingly emerged such as the Universite Cadi Ayyad (10), Port Harcourt (6), the Universite de Sfax in Tunisia (28), Universite Hassan II (15) and several other institutions from Egypt namely; Suez Canal University (14), South Valley University and Minia University (30). In an interview with M&G Africa, Phil Batty Editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings explained that even though they have spent the last 4-5 years modifying and refining a methodology that would be better suited to an African, as opposed to a global, ranking “there’s still a long way to go”. He said that what THE has “created a snapshot of research strength”.
Professor Ihron Rensburg the Vice-Chancellor and principal of the University of Johannesburg explained that, as part of the University’s 10th anniversary, they engaged THE to say “we have an apparently shared ambition, first you have a series of conferences where you create the opportunity for universities to reflect, [engage in] dialogue and debate on the state of universities in order to ramp up excellence in teaching and learning and research we as the University of Johannesburg share that driving ambition and and creating a forum for African Universities to debate and dialogue.”


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