Top Universities in Africa 2021 – Did Your School Make the League?
2020 is coming to a close and it’s that time again where we find out Universities in Africa and how they have fared.
Last year, the top 10 were made up of 5 universities from South Africa, 3 from Egypt and 2 from Nigeria make the list. A total of 7 South African universities make top 20. 4 more Egyptian universities can be found occupying the 11th – 20th position bringing the total of Egyptian universities in top 20 to 7, ahead of Nigeria, Algeria and Morocco, all of which have universities occupying the top 20 position.
In previous years, only Universities in South Africa and Egypt made up the top 10 list.
This year’s top 10 sees 5 universities from South Africa, 2 from Egypt, 1 from Nigeria, Algeria and Uganda consecutively make the list. A total of 9 South African universities make top 20. 3 more Egyptian universities can be found occupying the 11th – 20th position bringing the total of Egyptian universities in top 20 to 5, ahead of Nigeria, Algeria and Kenya, all of which have universities occupying the top 20 position.
Remarkably, more universities from Eastern Africa make top 20 this year which is an improvement from last year where only one Eastern university smelt top 20 on the table.
Interesting, isn’t it?
Find out how your university ranks this year below.
Watch this Interesting Animated Video of the Top 10 Universities in Africa
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|Position||Name of University||Country|
|1||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|2||University of the Witwatersrand||South Africa|
|3||Stellenbosch University||South Africa|
|4||University of KwaZulu-Natal||South Africa|
|5||Durban University of Technology||South Africa|
|5||University of Ibadan||Nigeria|
|10||Ferhat Abbas Sétif University 1||Algeria|
|10||Lagos State University||Nigeria|
|10||North-West University||South Africa|
|10||Suez Canal University||Egypt|
|14||University of Johannesburg||South Africa|
|14||University of Lagos||Nigeria|
|14||University of Nairobi||Kenya|
|14||University of Pretoria||South Africa|
|14||University of the Western Cape||South Africa|
|21||American University in Cairo||Egypt|
|21||University of Oran 1||Algeria|
|21||Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University||Morocco|
|27||Ain Shams University||Egypt|
|27||University of Béjaïa||Algeria|
|27||University of Biskra||Algeria|
|27||Blida 1 University||Algeria|
|27||University of Botswana||Botswana|
|27||University of Carthage||Tunisia|
|27||University of Constantine 1||Algeria|
|27||University of Ghana||Ghana|
|27||Université Hassan II de Casablanca||Morocco|
|27||Ibn Tofaïl University||Morocco|
|27||University of Manouba||Tunisia|
|27||University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad||Morocco|
|27||M'Hamed Bougara University of Boumerdès||Algeria|
|27||Mohammed V University of Rabat||Morocco|
|27||University of Monastir||Tunisia|
|27||University of Nigeria Nsukka||Nigeria|
|27||Obafemi Awolowo University||Nigeria|
|27||Port Said University||Egypt|
|27||University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene||Algeria|
|27||University of Science and Technology of Oran Mohamed-Boudiaf||Algeria|
|27||University of Sfax||Tunisia|
|27||University of Sousse||Tunisia|
|27||University of South Africa||South Africa|
|27||South Valley University||Egypt|
|27||University of Tlemcen||Algeria|
|27||Tshwane University of Technology||South Africa|
|27||University of Tunis El Manar||Tunisia|
University Ranking is provided by Times Higher Education – an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited Universities and Colleges in the world.