The top 16 Universities in South Africa Ranked: 2017

A new university ranking focusing on academic quality has been released, highlighting the performance of 16 South African universities among 2,500 higher education institutes (HEI) across the world.

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) differs from other widely published rankings by not precluding the lower-end of institutions, particularly in developing nations.

“Most ranking systems cover up to top 500 universities around the world, which mostly represents institutions located in developed countries. Universities from other countries around the world also deserve and need to know where they stand among other institutions at global and national levels,” the group said.