Out of a total of 13 African universities featured in the QS World University Ranking. South Africa has majority of these top Africa universities.

The QS Rankings rank the universities based on different qualities. They measure university reputation based on the impressions of higher education experts, companies who hire graduates, and teaching quality. 

QS also considers the ratio of international teachers and students present at universities, as well as the times research papers were mentioned by researchers.

Here are the 10 African universities per 2019 rankings of universities globally.

1. University of Cape Town

Leading the way for the top universities in Africa is South Africa’s oldest university, the University of Cape Town. It us ranked joint 198th in the QS World University Rankings along with the US’ University of Virginia.

The campus sits upon the slopes of Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak, offering fantastic views.

2. American University in Cairo

The American University in Cairo has made tremendous progress in recent years becoming one of the leading universities on the continent. It is ranked 395th in the world. It is home to Egypt’s largest English-language library collection

3. University of Witswatersrand

Next up is the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). It is a South African institution and is ranked 400th in the world.

4. Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University is another South African university located in the town of Stellenbosch, 50 kilometers east of Cape Town. Founded in 1918 is ranked 427th in the world.

5. University of Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg was formed in 2005 and is the youngest university in South Africa to make significant progress in World University Rankings.

6. Cairo University

Egypt’s Cairo University is ranked is the 11th best university in the Arab region. Its main campus is actually in Giza, 20km southwest across the Nile from Cairo instead of Cairo itself.

7. University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria is also in South Africa. It’s one of the largest universities in the country with seven campuses. It was established in 1908.

8. Ain Shams University

The Egyptian Ain Shams University, is ranked 13th in the Arab Region University Rankings. It is based in Cairo and was established in 1950.

9. Alexandria University

The Alexandria University was originally founded in 1938 as a branch campus of Cairo University. It however became a separate institution in 1942 and had it’s current name was adopted in 1952.

10. Assiut University

The Assiut University in Egypt was established in 1957. Located in an urban campus in the large city of Asyut is offers courses in both English and Arabic. It was the first university in Upper Egypt.

It is believed that other Universities across Nigeria will improve on their teaching quality and the kind of graduates they produce.

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