Africa is home to many universities that are ranked among the best in the world. They stand tall in educational excellence, strewn across the continent. Take a look at these top ten best universities.
1. UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
The University of Cape Town is one of South Africa’s oldest universities.
It’s motto is simply ‘Good Hope.’
According to US News. Com’s best colleges ranking, it is the best university in Africa and has a global score of 109. It is without a doubt, South Africa’s best University.
The University of Cape Town has 57 departments and 6 faculties, as well as 1,208 academic and 3,179 non-academic staff.
It has six campuses, some of which are urban and others of which are sub-urban. It also provides degrees such as a master’s degree, a doctorate degree and others.
You can study a variety of courses here such as medicine and surgery, engineering and others. Foreign students are also welcomed to the university.
2. UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND
The University of Witwatetsrand, also known as the University of Wits, is a multi-campus university in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a research university thet grants both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
On the list of the world’s best universities, the university is ranked 212th. It is also Africa’s and South Africa’s second best university.
It has more than 3,600 courses. Postgraduate and undergraduate courses are available.
Since it’s inception in 1896,the University of Wits has produced great personalities who have influenced their world in extraordinary ways. Nelson Mandela, was a graduate of the University of Wits.
3. STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
The Stellenbosch University is located in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in the heart of the Western Cape. It is the oldest university in Africa and a public research university known for it’s academic excellence.
It’s motto is ‘Good Education Strengthens The Spirit.’ It is the world’s 317 best university and the third best universities in Africa.
The University of Stellenbosch confers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a variety of fields, including, law, medicine and surgery. It can house up to 150 departments spread across 19 faculties.
Anyone can join the university for studies.
4. UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
This South African University is in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. It was formed in 2004 as a result of a merger with another university, The University of Durban-Westville.
It is a public university with 5 campuses, one of which was previously known as the University of Durban-Westville.
It’s motto is ‘Inspiring Greatness’.
It became number four according to the Higher Education rankings that was done this year.
The environment around this university is kept clean and serene and students participate in a variety of activities such as film, art, writing and many more.
5. CAIRO UNIVERSITY
It was previously known as tge Egyptian University and later as the King Fuad 1 University. It is one of Egypt’sbest public universities and is located in the heart of the country’s beautiful c as pital city, Cairo.
It’s school of medicine was one of the first to be established in an African centre of higher learning, and it’s school of law is regarded as one of the best on the continent.
6. UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
Found in South Africa and it has a total number of 28,273 students, 4,343 international students, 1,144 academic staff and 353 international staff.
7. UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN found in Nigeria.
8. UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
9. MANSOURA UNIVERSITY
10. NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY – SOUTH AFRICA
11. MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
12. ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY
13. KWAME NKURUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
14. UNIVERSITY OF AIN SHAMS
15. MOHAMED FIRST UNIVERSITY OF OUJDA
16. MOHAMMED FIRST UNIVERSITY OF OUJDA
17. UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE
18. ALEXANDRIA UNIVERSITY
19. UNIVERSITY OF CASABLANCA HASSAN
20. UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI