June 24, 2019
Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer
Renowned Higher Education Marketing Company, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), has released its widely anticipated World University Rankings for 2020. The ranking, according to QS, is “analyzed through the lens of research impact, academic standing, internationalization, student/staff ratio, graduate employability, and teaching capacity.”
Out of the 1000 universities from 82 locations that were selected, only 17 African universities made the list.
Making the global top 10 list are 5 universities from the United States, 4 from the United Kingdom and 1 from Switzerland. For the eighth year in a row, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) came up tops with an overall score of 100.
Only 14 African schools ranked among world’s best universities of 2018
The others, by order of rank are Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Oxford, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College London and University of Chicago.
African universities that didn’t make the top 10 but were part of the 17 universities on the list include: Rhodes University (South Africa), University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa), University of the Western Cape (South Africa), German University in Cairo, Makerere University (Uganda), North-West University (South Africa) and University of Nairobi.
Scroll through to see the top 10 African universities that made the list as well as their global ranking and overall score: