No Caribbean school in 2018 world university ranking

Bridget Boakye May 30, 2018

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) just released its report of the world’s top 1,000 universities and there are no Caribbean universities on the list.

CWUR, which is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, has been releasing its report since 2012. According to its site, it is the only academic ranking of global universities that assesses the quality of education, alumni employment, research output, and citations without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

Most of the universities on the list are schools in the U.S. and UK, with 8 out of the top 10 schools in the United States.

No Caribbean school in 2018 world university ranking

CWUR 2018 report

Nonetheless, Caribbean schools continue to grow in popularity. Caribbean universities have recently become a hot spot for medical students around the world and especially those from the U.S.

The New York Times noted on Caribbean schools last year, “Offshore medical schools have proliferated in recent decades, offering an alternative to highly competitive American schools with limited slots for the many students hungering to be doctors”.

“For the Caribbean schools’ students, it is often a triumph and a relief to be accepted into any medical school at all — and a welcome bonus if that school happens to be in a tropical paradise.”

The absence of these schools is a call for concern and an affront to the quality of education in Caribbean universities.

Meanwhile, 14 African universities featured in the list including 7 from South Africa, 4 from Egypt and one from Uganda, Tunisia and Nigeria each.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: May 30, 2018


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