Here are the top 10 universities in Africa for 2021

Francis Akhalbey Oct 14, 2020 at 01:38pm

October 14, 2020 at 01:38 pm | Opinions & Features

Francis Akhalbey

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October 14, 2020 at 01:38 pm | Opinions & Features

Lagos State University -- Photo via currentschoolnews.com

Renowned higher education magazine, Times Higher Education, has released its ranking of the best universities in the world for 2021, with Oxford University maintaining the top spot for the fifth year in a row.

Scaling it down to Africa, majority of the universities that were ranked in the top 10 were from South Africa, with institutions in West, East and North Africa, occupying the remaining spots. Though different universities occupied the first to fourth positions respectively, the fifth and tenth spots were shared by nine universities who were scored the same.

Universities from South Africa and Egypt also had the most selections among the 10 countries that made the overall list, occupying 10 and 21 spots respectively. Two African universities also made the worldwide top 250 ranking.

“The ranking rates university performance using 13 indicators measuring teaching, research, research impact, innovation and international outlook,” Times Higher Education explained about its ranking process.

Take a look at the top 10 universities in Africa for 2021 below:

Universities that shared the 10th position

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Suez Canal University

Suez Canal University (Egypt) – World University Rank: 501–600

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North-West University (South Africa) – World University Rank: 501–600

Lagos State University — Photo via currentschoolnews.com

Lagos State University (Nigeria) – World University Rank: 501–600

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Ferhat Abbas Sétif University 1

Ferhat Abbas Sétif University 1 (Algeria) – World University Rank: 501–600

Universities that shared the 5th position

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Mansoura University — Photo via Wiki Commons

Mansoura University (Egypt) – World University Rank: 401–500

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Makerere University — Photo via Wiki Commons

Makerere University (Uganda) – World University Rank: 401–500

University of Ibadan - Wikipedia
University of Ibadan — Photo via Wiki Commons

University of Ibadan (Nigeria) – World University Rank: 401–500

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Durban University of Technology — Photo Credit: dut.ac.za

Durban University of Technology (South Africa) – World University Rank: 401–500

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Aswan University — Photo via Wiki Commons

Aswan University (Egypt) – World University Rank: 401–500

Top four universities

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University of KwaZulu-Natal — Photo via iol.co.za

4. University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) – World University Rank: 351–400

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Stellenbosch University

3. Stellenbosch University (South Africa) – World University Rank: 251–300

University of the Witwatersrand — Photo via Wiki Commons

2. University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) – World University Rank: 201–250

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University of Cape Town — Photo via Wiki Commons

1. University of Cape Town (South Africa) – World University Rank: 155

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