The University of Cape Town (UCT) has retained its position as the best university in Africa in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2023 Global 2000 list, and has climbed three places from last year to be in the top 1.4% of universities globally.
Of the 20 531 institutions assessed, only 2 000 received a ranking and UCT ranked 267th.
UCT Communication and Marketing Department spokesperson Elijah Moholola said the university was recognised as a leading research-intensive institution and would continue to strive for excellence.
“UCT’s highest ranked indicator is quality of education, which at 182nd position was down four places from last year. The alumni employment indicator (placed 224th) performed well and continued its climb, moving up 13 places compared with last year, which was also up 23 places on the previous year. The research performance indicator (ranked 245th) improved by five places compared with last year,” he revealed.
The university would remain at the forefront of cutting-edge discovery and impact, he said.