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List of Best Universities in Africa 2018

by Victor Matara

According to a recent ranking of universities in Africa, both private and public compiled by UniRank, these are the best higher educational institutions in Africa as by 2018.  Factors considered when coming with this list included research impact, internationalization, faculty/student ratio, research output, industry interface, refereed publications and academic productivity.


Here is a list of 100 best universities in Africa as by 2018, both private and public. 


1University of Cape TownSouth Africa
2University of PretoriaSouth Africa
3University of South AfricaSouth Africa
4University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
5University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa
6Universiteit StellenboschSouth Africa
7University of JohannesburgSouth Africa
8North-West UniversitySouth Africa
9University of NairobiKenya
10University of the Western CapeSouth Africa
11The American University in CairoEgypt
12University of IbadanNigeria
13Cairo UniversityEgypt Egypt
14Rhodes UniversitySouth Africa
15Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversitySouth Africa
16Universiteit van die VrystaatSouth Africa
17Moi UniversityKenya
18Makerere UniversityUganda
19Cape Peninsula University of TechnologySouth Africa
20Addis Ababa UniversityEthiopia
21Egerton UniversityKenya
22University of GhanaGhana
23University of NigeriaNigeria
24Universidade Eduardo MondlaneMozambique
25University of LagosNigeria
26Kenyatta UniversityKenya
27Obafemi Awolowo UniversityNigeria
28Tshwane University of TechnologySouth Africa
29Durban University of TechnologySouth Africa
30Covenant UniversityNigeriaNigeria
31Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyGhanaGhana
32Mansoura UniversityEgypt
33University of Dar es SalaamTanzania
34Ahmadu Bello UniversityNigeria
35Ain Shams UniversityEgypt
36Jimma UniversityEgypt
37Université Cheikh Anta DiopSenegal
38Université de la Reunion Reunion
39Alexandria UniversityEgypt
40University of NamibiaNambia
41University of KhartoumSudan
42University of Fort HareSouth Africa
43Université Mohammed VMorocco
44Namibia University of Science and TechnologyNamibia
45Federal University of Technology, MinnaNigeria
46The German University in CairoEgypt
47University of BotswanaBotswana
48Central University of TechnologySouth Africa
49Université Kasdi Merbah de OuarglaAlgeria
50Université Cadi AyyadMorocco
51Université Abou Bekr Belkaid TlemcenAlgeria
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52University of IlorinNigeria
53Benha UniversityEgypt
54Strathmore UniversityKehyaKenya
55Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and TechnologyKenya
56Assiut UniversityEgypt
57Al Akhawayn UniversityMoroco
58University of ZambiaZambia
59Université des Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1Algeria Algeria
60Sudan University of Science and TechnologySudan
61Université Mohamed Khider de BiskraAlgeria
62University of BeninNigeria
63Helwan UniversityEgypt
64University of AbujaNigeria
65University of ZimbabweZimbabwe
66Vaal University of TechnologySouth Africa
67University of RwandaRwanda
68Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari BoumedièneAlgeria
69University of ZululandSouth Africa
70University of MauritiusMauritius
71Zagazig UniversityEgypt
72Federal University of Technology, OwerriNigeria
73University of Agriculture, AbeokutaNigeria
74Mzumbe UniversityTanzania
75University of VendaSouth Africa
76Université Sidi Mohamed Ben AbdellahMorocco
77Afe Babalola UniversityNigeria
78Universidade Católica de AngolaAngola
79University of LimpopoSouth Africa South Africa
80Jaamacada KismaayoSomalia
81Sokoine University of AgricultureTanzania
82United States International UniversityKenya
83Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi OuzouAlgeria
84Mbarara University of Science and TechnologyUganda
85Université d’Alger 1Algeria
86Université Ferhat Abbas de Sétif 1Algeria
87The British University in EgyptEgypt
88Uganda Christian UniversityUganda
89Misr University for Science and TechnologyEgypt
90Université Abderrahmane Mira de BéjaiaAlgeria
91Université Ibnou ZohrMorocco
92University of Cape CoastGhana
93Ndejje UniversityUganda
94Landmark UniversityNigeria
95Walter Sisulu UniversitySouth Africa
96Muhimbili University of Health and Allied SciencesTanzania
97Ashesi University CollegeGhana
98Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis MostaganemAlgeria
99University of Port HarcourtNigeria
100Université Batna 1Algeria


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