List of South african universities by ranking
Numerous organizations and publications rank universities around the world. The value of the exercise is inherently controversial, and by definition it has winners and losers. Nevertheless, rankings always command a large audience. One ranking that focuses on Africa is Journals Consortium. According to its website, it offers scholarly publishers web applications that provide technical, marketing, and editorial support “critical to the success of their journals in the e-publishing environment.” It has compiled a rank-order list of the one hundred top universities in Africa. Its stated criteria is research publications, scholarly citations, and visibility on the internet. In this ranking, African universities are competing only against other African universities, rather than with institutions outside the continent.
1. University of Cape Town (South Africa)
2. Cairo University (Egypt)
3. University of Pretoria (South Africa)
4. University of Nairobi (Kenya)
5. University of South Africa (South Africa)
6. University of the Witswatersrand (South Africa)
7. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
8. University of Ibadan (Nigeria)
9. University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
10. Ain Shams University (Egypt)
The list is dominated by South Africa, which has six of the top ten universities. Egypt has two, while Nigeria and Kenya each have one. Of the remaining ninety, thirteen are also in South Africa. (The University of Johannesburg, at number eleven, just missed the top ten.) Nigerian media have commented on the country’s poor showing, especially given its disproportionately large population of 183 million, which is greater than that of the Russian Federation.
Under apartheid, five of these six South African universities in the top ten were “white” and well funded. The exception was the University of South Africa, an “open” university; Nelson Mandela took its courses while imprisoned on Robben Island. All are now racially integrated, with all but one having a student body that is majority non-white.
Journals Consortium’s list, whatever its validity as an indicator of relative academic quality, highlights a South African paradox. The country has world-class institutions, but most students at all levels are still educated in institutions challenged by apartheid’s legacy of poor education funding for the majority of the population.mass communication course edupreneur crowdera foundation cthulhu crowdfunding education in the new normal dataiku crunchbase best entrepreneur ideas indiegogo funding indiegogo invoice 100 startup international fund for agricultural development corporate training continuing education enterprise chelmsford bosiet training capstone project licious funding my ed bc fintech entrepreneur best crowdfunding app tefl course educated tara westover froebel operations management course chargebee crunchbase crowd sourced real estate investing sssts apple education realty crowdfunding entrepreneur awards welding classes understanding entrepreneurship rio declaration enterprise kent our common future mycourses entrepreneurial decision process art education crowdfunding list about entrepreneurship york courses