13 universities from South Africa characteristic within the 2021-2022 listing of the highest 2,000 universities compiled by the Centre for World College Rankings (CWUR).
They’re led by the College of Cape City, ranked 269th globally, and adopted by the College of the Witwatersrand at 292nd.
Stellenbosch College, College of KwaZulu-Natal, and the College of Pretoria spherical up the highest 5 universities in South Africa, with the College of Johannesburg ranked sixth.
The one change within the native college rankings for 2021/22 is the College of the Free State overtaking the College of the Western Cape to be ranked eighth – having been ranked ninth final yr.
The CWUR grades universities on 4 elements with out counting on surveys and college knowledge submissions: high quality of schooling (25%), alumni employment (25%), high quality of school (10%), and analysis efficiency (40%).
This yr, 19,788 establishments have been ranked, and people who positioned on the high made the worldwide 2,000 listing.
South Africa’s universities continued to fare poorly within the rankings, with all however three native institutes dropping down the listing. This follows the pattern seen in 2020, the place solely two universities managed to climb the rankings.
Whereas most of the drops on the rankings have been marginal – by just a few locations – some have been a lot bigger, just like the College of the Western Cape, which fell 80 locations.
In the meantime, the College of Johannesburg climbed over 30 locations, with UFS and Nelson Mandela College being the one different native teams to rise.
|2021 Rank||2020 Rank||College||2021 Rating (2020)|
|269||268||College of Cape City||77.3 (77.3)|
|292||275||College of Witwatersrand||76.9 (77.2)|
|435||429||Stellenbosch College||74.9 (75.0)|
|483||477||College of KwaZulu-Natal||74.3 (74.4)|
|580||578||College of Pretoria||73.3 (73.4)|
|674||706||College of Johannesburg||72.5 (72.3)|
|924||922||North-West College||70.7 (70.8)|
|1163||1200||College of the Free State||69.3 (69.2)|
|1239||1158||College of the Western Cape||68.9 (69.4)|
|1313||1295||Rhodes College||68.5 (68.7)|
|1631||1655||Nelson Mandela College||67.1 (67.1)|
|1950||1936||Tshwane College of Know-how||65.9 (66.0)|
For the tenth yr in a row, Harvard is the highest college worldwide. The worldwide high 10 is as follows (final yr’s rankings in parentheses):
- Harvard College (1)
- Massachusetts Institute of Know-how (2)
- Stanford College (3)
- College of Cambridge (4)
- College of Oxford (5)
- Princeton College (7)
- Columbia College (6)
- College of Chicago (9)
- College of Pennsylvania (8)
- Yale College (12)
The US has eight representatives within the high 10, which has been the case for the reason that rankings began in 2012, and is essentially the most represented nation within the high 2,000 with 347 universities.
Harvard, Stanford, and MIT are essentially the most cited universities on the earth. All Ivy League establishments characteristic within the high 70 this yr.
In China, the variety of universities within the high 2000 is 277. Tsinghua overtakes Peking, as all of the C9 League establishments see enhancements this yr. Japan – led by the College of Tokyo in thirteenth place – has 124 top-2000 establishments.
The variety of UK establishments within the high 2000 this yr is 95. The College of Cambridge is the highest public college on the earth for the seventh yr in a row. France – led by PSL College at quantity 21 – has 79 representatives within the high 2000.
46 establishments from Russia, led by Moscow State College at quantity 194, characteristic within the high 2000. Elsewhere, the College of Melbourne ranks first in Oceania, the College of São Paulo tops Latin America, and the College of Cape City ranks highest in Africa.