US News & World Report have released the 2016/17 edition of the Best Global Universities (BGU) ranking – featuring a list of the top institutions in South Africa.
Each institution was evaluated based on its research performance and its ratings by members of the academic community around the world and in the region.
The methodology is based on data and metrics provided by Thomson Reuters InCitesTM research analytics solutions, and weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional reputation; academic research performance using bibliometric indicators; and school-level data on faculty and Ph.D. graduates.
In the 2016 rankings, South Africa again dominated the top of the rankings for Africa, with 9 instutions being ranked in the top 20.
The University of Cape Town again ranked top in the country and the continent, having improved its global positioning to 112th in the world, up from 162nd in 2015.
Wits follows UCT, with the University of KwaZulu Natal shooting past Stellenbosch University to be ranked third in the country.
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