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17 universities in Africa among 2018 World’s Best

17 African universities are among the best universities in the world. According to the QS World University Ranking 2018, Africa can look forward to being world-renowned in terms of knowledge.

Every year since 2000, QS World University Ranking publishes a list of the 1000 best universities in the world.

Dominated by American, European and Asian universities, 17 African universities are in the top 50 of the world rankings.

With first and second place Egypt and South Africa. According to the ranking, these universities are considered the best of African academic excellence.

The selection criteria are the perception of the establishment by the employers, the number of students per teacher or the number of teachers holding a doctorate.

The top 17 African universities listed in the world ranking of the best universities.

2001University of Cape TownpublicSouth Africa
3812University of the WitwatersrandpublicSouth Africa
4053University of StellenboschpublicSouth Africa
4204American University of CairoprivateEgypt
521-5305Cairo UniversitypublicEgypt
551-5606University of JohannesburgpublicSouth Africa
561-5707University of PretoriapublicSouth Africa
701-7508Ain Shams UniversitypublicEgypt
751-8009University of Kwazulu-NatalpublicSouth Africa
801-100010Al Akhawayn University of IfraneprivateMorocco
801-100011Al Azhar UniversitypublicEgypt
801-100012University of AlexandriapublicEgypt
801-100013Assisu University
801-100014Northwestern UniversitypublicSouth Africa
801-100015Rhodes UniversitypublicSouth Africa
801-100016University of NairobipublicKenya
801-100017University of Western CapepublicSouth Africa


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