List of Best Universities in Africa 2020

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 of 2020.

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, both private and public. 


Rank University Country
1 University of Cape Town South Africa
2 University of Pretoria South Africa
3 University of South Africa South Africa
4 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
5 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
6 Universiteit Stellenbosch South Africa
7 University of Johannesburg South Africa
8 North-West University South Africa
9 University of Nairobi Kenya
10 University of the Western Cape South Africa
11 The American University in Cairo Egypt
12 University of Ibadan Nigeria
13 Cairo University Egypt Egypt
14 Rhodes University South Africa
15 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa
16 Universiteit van die Vrystaat South Africa
17 Moi University Kenya
18 Makerere University Uganda
19 Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
20 Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
21 Egerton University Kenya
22 University of Ghana Ghana
23 University of Nigeria Nigeria
24 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Mozambique
25 University of Lagos Nigeria
26 Kenyatta University Kenya
27 Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria
28 Tshwane University of Technology South Africa
29 Durban University of Technology South Africa
30 Covenant University NigeriaNigeria
31 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology GhanaGhana
32 Mansoura University Egypt
33 University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania
34 Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria
35 Ain Shams University Egypt
36 Jimma University Egypt
37 Université Cheikh Anta Diop Senegal
38 Université de la Reunion  Reunion
39 Alexandria University Egypt
40 University of Namibia Nambia
41 University of Khartoum Sudan
42 University of Fort Hare South Africa
43 Université Mohammed V Morocco
44 Namibia University of Science and Technology Namibia
45 Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria
46 The German University in Cairo Egypt
47 University of Botswana Botswana
48 Central University of Technology South Africa
49 Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla Algeria
50 Université Cadi Ayyad Morocco
51 Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen Algeria
52 University of Ilorin Nigeria
53 Benha University Egypt
54 Strathmore University KehyaKenya
55 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya
56 Assiut University Egypt
57 Al Akhawayn University Moroco
58 University of Zambia Zambia
59 Université des Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1 Algeria Algeria
60 Sudan University of Science and Technology Sudan
61 Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra Algeria
62 University of Benin Nigeria
63 Helwan University Egypt
64 University of Abuja Nigeria
65 University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
66 Vaal University of Technology South Africa
67 University of Rwanda Rwanda
68 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène Algeria
69 University of Zululand South Africa
70 University of Mauritius Mauritius
71 Zagazig University Egypt
72 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria
73 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria
74 Mzumbe University Tanzania
75 University of Venda South Africa
76 Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Morocco
77 Afe Babalola University Nigeria
78 Universidade Católica de Angola Angola
79 University of Limpopo South Africa South Africa
80 Jaamacada Kismaayo Somalia
81 Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania
82 United States International University Kenya
83 Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi Ouzou Algeria
84 Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda
85 Université d’Alger 1 Algeria
86 Université Ferhat Abbas de Sétif 1 Algeria
87 The British University in Egypt Egypt
88 Uganda Christian University Uganda
89 Misr University for Science and Technology Egypt
90 Université Abderrahmane Mira de Béjaia Algeria
91 Université Ibnou Zohr Morocco
92 University of Cape Coast Ghana
93 Ndejje University Uganda
94 Landmark University Nigeria
95 Walter Sisulu University South Africa
96 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Tanzania
97 Ashesi University College Ghana
98 Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem Algeria
99 University of Port Harcourt Nigeria
100 Université Batna 1 Algeria


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