UCT tops in South Africa: How Mzansi’s 26 universities ranked
Webometrics’ latest global ranking of universities has ranked every South African university based on the quality, quantity and access to their web content, using open data. ALSO READ | Varsity Cup: Round 3 fixtures – Monday, 6 March 2023 According to BusinessTech, the “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group […]
Webometrics’ latest global ranking of universities has ranked every South African university based on the quality, quantity and access to their web content, using open data.
According to BusinessTech, the “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.
South Africa has 26 public universities, broken down into 12 traditional universities, six comprehensive universities and eight universities of technology.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) remained the top-ranked university in the country.
FULL RANKING OF SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES:
|1||University of Cape Town||246|
|2||University of the Witwatersrand||398|
|4||University of Pretoria||450|
|5||University of KwaZulu-Natal||598|
|6||University of Johannesburg||653|
|7||University of South Africa||795|
|8||University of the Western Cape||927|
|9||University of the Free State||1 106|
|10||Rhodes University||1 138|
|11||Cape Peninsula University of Technology||1 593|
|12||North-West University||1 668|
|13||Tshwane University of Technology||1 717|
|14||Durban University of Technology||1 856|
|15||University of Fort Hare||2 339|
|16||University of Limpopo||2 710|
|17||Nelson Mandela University||2 715|
|18||University of Venda||2 941|
|19||Vaal University of Technology||3 198|
|20||Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University||3 270|
|21||University of Zululand||3 280|
|22||Central University of Technology||3 570|
|23||Walter Sisulu University||3 761|
|24||University of Mpumalanga||7 935|
|25||Mangosuthu University of Technology||8 262|
|26||Sol Plaatje University||9 459|
Meanwhile, in the overall global rankings of universities, Harvard University in the United States took top honours.
The top 10 was dominated by US institutes, with the only non-American institution in the top 10 being the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
TOP 10 GLOBAL UNIVERSITIES:
|3||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||US|
|4||University of California Berkeley||US|
|5||University of Oxford||UK|
|6||University of Michigan||US|
|7||University of Washington||US|
|9||Columbia University New York||US|
|10||Johns Hopkins University||US|