The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, released yesterday, name UCT the best in Africa and 120th in the world. “We are also pleased to be ranked fourth in the Brics and emerging economies category,” said spokesman Elijah Moholola.
Other South African universities on the rankings were Wits (between 201st and 250th); Stellenbosch (301-350); the University of KwaZulu-Natal (401-500); the University of Pretoria (501-600); and Unisa (601-800).
The rankings evaluate universities for their teaching, research and knowledge transfer. UCT’s top scores were for its income from industry, citations and international outlook.
“They are a reflection of UCT’s strong record of and emphasis on research and academic excellence,” said Moholola.
In January UCT became the first African university in the International Alliance of Research Universities. It is the first new member in the strategic partnership since the alliance was formed 10 years ago.
source: Times Live