Nine South African
universities have been ranked among the best in the
"2018 Global Best Universities" survey.
is according to a US News and World Report
released recently. The rankings were produced to provide
insight into how universities compare globally.
"Since an increasing number of students plan to enrol in
universities outside of their own country‚ the Best
Global Universities rankings ¡V which focus
specifically on schools' academic research and
reputation overall and not on their separate
undergraduate or graduate programmes ¡V can help those
applicants accurately compare institutions around the
world‚" US News said.
The rankings include the top 1 250 institutions spread
across 74 countries ¡V up from the top 1 000 universities
in 65 countries ranked last year.
The University of Cape Town scored 64 in the rankings‚
while the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Stellenbosch
scored 50,4 and 49,6‚ respectively.
Other South African universities featured in the
rankings include the University of Pretoria‚ the
University of Johannesburg‚ the University of the
Western Cape‚ North West University‚ the University of
the Free State and the University of South Africa.