2021 African Universities Ranking (See full details)

2021 African Universities Ranking

Universities in African countries have again been in the news after the latest Universities world rankings have been released for 2021.

ShangaiRanking has carried out this year, 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities ranking the University of Cape Town in South Africa as the best University in Africa.

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The other four South African Universities are behind the University of Cape Town on the list and also, has another one I. number 7.

This, makes South African Universities dominated the ranking having 6 of its Universities on the top 10 lists.

Meanwhile, Nigeria has only one University on the list. The University of Ibadan is ranked 8 on the list behind six South African universities and Egyptian’s Cairo University.

2021 African Universities Ranking

The following are the lists of top 10 Universities in the continent of Africa;

  1. University of Cape Town, South Africa
University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town (UCT) is the 1st on the list. It is located in the Western province of Cape Town in South Africa.

UCT was founded on the 1st of October, 1829 as the South African College making it the oldest higher education institute in South Africa

  1. University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand is the 2nd on the list. It is a public university located in the northern areas of central Johannesburg.

The University which was established has an enrolment of 40,259 students as of 2018 and it was created to drive the mining sector in the country.

  1. University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
University of Stellenbosch
University of Stellenbosch

The University of Stellenbosch Business School is the 3rd on the list. It is a business school university located in Stellenbosch, western provide of Cape Town.

It was founded in 1964 and as at the time it was founded, it had just 14 MBA students in attendance.

  1. University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
University of KwaZulu-Natal
University of KwaZulu-Natal

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is the 4th on the list. It was formed on 1 January 2004 after the merger between the University of Natal and the University of Durban-Westville.

It was located in two cities Durban, Westville, Pinetown, and Pietermaritzburg and KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa having 6 different campuses in these areas.

  1. University of Johannesburg, South Africa
 University of Johannesburg
University of Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg is the 5th on the list. It is a public university located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The University came into existence on 1 January 2005 as the result of a merger between the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), the Technikon Witwatersrand (TWR), and the Soweto and East Rand campuses of Vista University.

  1. University of Cairo, Egypt
University of Cairo
University of Cairo

The University of Cairo is the 6th on the list. It is a public university located in Giza immediately across the Nile from Cairo.

It was founded on 21 December 1908 as the result of an effort to establish a national center for higher education.

  1. University of Pretoria, South Africa
University of Pretoria
University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria is 7th on the list. It is located on Lynnwood Rd, Hatfield, Pretoria

It is a multi-campus public research university established in 1908.

  1. University of Ibadan, Nigeria
University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan is 8th on the list. It is a public university located in the city of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital of the Southwestern part of Nigeria.

The university was founded in 1948 as University College Ibadan as one of many colleges of the University of London. The institution became an independent university in 1963 and is the oldest degree-awarding institution in Nigeria.

  1. University in Mansoura, Egypt
University in Mansoura

The University in Mansoura is the 9th on the list. It is located in Mansoura city, Egypt.

The public university was founded in the year 1962 as a branch of the University of Cairo before it stands on its own in 1972.

  1. University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is the last on the list. It is located at King George VI St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The public university was founded in 1950 as the University College of Addis Ababa and it is the oldest school of higher education in Ethiopia.


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