Six South African institutions have made it to the recent publication of top 10 Universities in Africa, with only University of Port Harcourt listed for Nigeria, Times Higher Educational journal survey report.
According to the journal, Universities are ranked based on the amount of citations there are for the University’s work.
Here are the top 10 below:
1- University of Cape Town – South Africa
2- University of the Witwatersrand – South Africa
3- Makerere University – Uganda
4- University of Stellenbosch – South Africa
5- University of KwaZulu-Natal – South Africa
6- University of Port Harcourt – Nigeria
7- University of the Western Cape – South Africa
8- University of Nairobi – Kenya
9- University of Johannesburg – South Africa
10- Universite Cadi Ayyad – Morocco
The ranking was calculated using the ratio of the citations received by an institution’s publication output between 2009 and 2013 and the total citations that would be expected based on the average of the subject field.
To be included, an institution must have published a minimum of 500 research papers in the five-year period assessed, with at least 50 papers per year.