These are the 15 best universities in South Africa: Times Higher Education.

These are the 15 best universities in South Africa

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Times Higher Education has published its annual ranking of the world’s top universities for 2023, listing 15 South African institutions among them.

The ranking evaluates a university’s overall performance and evaluates research-intensive universities. The full list includes 1,799 universities from 104 different nations and regions. (These are the 15 best universities in South Africa)

It is based on 13 precisely calibrated performance measures that assess an institution’s success in four areas: instruction, study abroad, knowledge transfer, and global perspective.

Over 121 million citations from over 15.5 million research publications were analyzed for this year’s ranking, which also includes survey responses from 40,000 experts worldwide. According to Times Higher Education, “in total, we acquired approximately 680,000 data points from more than 2,500 universities that contributed data.”

For the sixth year in a row, the University of Oxford topped the list, followed by Harvard University in second place and the University of Cambridge, which moved up from joint fifth to joint third last year.

The US and UK continue to dominate the upper echelon of the rankings, The University of Cambridge is followed by Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, Yale University and Imperial College London in the top 10. (These are the 15 best universities in South Africa)

Humanitas University in Italy is the highest-ranking new entrant, and five other African nations—Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Mauritius—also make their debut appearances in the rankings.

Mainland After surpassing Australia, China now has the fourth-highest number of institutions in the top 200, and its share of the top 100 spots has increased from two to seven from only two in 2018.

The University of Cape Town is still in the lead in South Africa, coming in at 160th overall after moving up 23 spots from 183rd the previous year. 155th in 2021 and 136th in 2020, respectively. The University of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch University both fell within the range of 251-300. The Durban University of Technology and the University of KwaZulu-Natal round out the top five positions.

Both the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the Durban University of Technology, the latter of which was created in 2002 after the union of two esteemed universities (ML Sultan and Technikon Natal), dropped a rung. On the Young University Rankings for 2022, this university came in at number 112.

On the international list, North-West University lost numerous positions and switched places with the University of Johannesburg. The University of Pretoria is another significant dropout on the list, dropping both nationally and internationally. (These are the 15 best universities in South Africa)

The 2022 list contained just 11 local institutions, with the University of the Free State, Rhodes University, the University of Fort Hare, and the University of Venda joining the rankings in the 2023 edition.

Another 526 colleges are mentioned as having “reporter” status, which denotes that they contributed data but did not match the requirements to be given a rank but accepted to be published in the final ranking as a reporter. This comprises Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria North, South Africa. (These are the 15 best universities in South Africa)

The institution has a long history but only came into existence in its current form in 2015. It was founded in 1976 under the name Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA), and later changed its name to become a campus of the University of Limpopo. (These are the 15 best universities in South Africa)

15 best universities in South Africa 2023 – Times Higher Education

1.University of Cape Town

2. Stellenbosch University

3. University of the Witwatersrand

4. University of KwaZulu-Natal

5. Durban University of Technology

6. University of Johannesburg

7. North-West University

8. University of the Western Cape

9. University of the Free State

10.University of Pretoria

11. Rhodes University

12. University of South Africa

13. University of Fort Hare

14. Tshwane University of Technology

15. University of Venda

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