Rabat - Three Moroccan universities have been ranked among Times Higher Education’s top 30 African Universities.
Rabat – Three Moroccan universities have been ranked among Times Higher Education’s top 30 African Universities.
On Friday, the internationally recognized weekly British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) released its new ranking of the top 30 universities out of Africa’s approximately 2,600 higher education institutions.
The announcement was made during THE’s Africa Universities Summit being held at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa,
Two Moroccan universities have made it to the top 15. The University of Cadi Ayyad has landed 10th, while the University of Hassan II ranked 15th.
Morocco’s third university on the list, University of Mohammed V-Agdal came in the 22nd place.
Meanwhile, the ‘top five’, spots are dominated by universities from South Africa. University of Cape Town heads the list, followed by University of the Witwatersrand (2nd) and Makerere University (3rd).
University of Stellenbosch, on the other hand, came fourth while University of Kwazulu-Natal ranked fifth.
Surprisingly, several African universities that have consistently featured high spots on global ranking lists, have been omitted from the list. Namely; Cairo University, University of Nigeria and Al-Azhar University in Egypt.
The other surprise was the citing of unexpected or lesser-known institutions, such as the Port Harcourt (6th), the Universite de Sfax in Tunisia (28th), and several other institutions from Egypt namely; Suez Canal University (14th), South Valley University (25) and Minia University (30th).
The universities were graded using separate performance indicators covering the full range of an institution’s key missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.
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