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2015 Top Universities in Africa (African Universities Ranking)



The Webometrics 2015 Ranking of African Universities has seen South African tertiary institutions topping the list of top universities in Africa. About the Webometrics Universities Ranking An initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain, the “Webometrics Ranking of World ... Continue Reading

The Webometrics 2015 Ranking of African Universities has seen South African tertiary institutions topping the list of top universities in Africa.

About the Webometrics Universities Ranking

An initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain, the “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” has become popular for ranking world universities online.

The Webometrics Ranking is published twice a year i.e once every six months and this has been on since 2004 (data is collected during the first weeks of January and July for being public at the end of both months), covering more than 20,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide. Webometrics intend to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflect accurately their activities.

The volume and quality of the contents a university publishes on the web determines the Webometrics Rank of  that university. Such contents should be originated by the faculty and other members of the university or by special agreement with external authors. It is not fair to use external contents for improving the rank of the university.

Here are the Objectives and Motivation of the Universities Ranking

        The original aim of the Ranking is to promote academic web presence, supporting the Open Access initiatives for increasing significantly the transfer of scientific and cultural knowledge generated by the universities to the whole Society. In order to achieve this objective, the publication of rankings is one of the most powerful and successful tools for starting and consolidating the processes of change in the academia, increasing the scholars’ commitment and setting up badly needed long term strategies

        The objective is not to evaluate websites, their design or usability or the popularity of their contents according to the number of visits or visitors. Web indicators are considered as proxies in the correct, comprehensive, deep evaluation of the university global performance, taking into account its activities and outputs and their relevance and impact.

        At the end a reliable rank is only possible if the web presence is a trustworthy mirror of the university. In the second decade of the 21stcentury the Web is key for the future of all the university missions, as it is already the most important scholarly communication tool, the future channel for the off-campus distance learning, the open forum for the community engagement and the universal showcase for attracting talent, funding and resources.(Webometrics)

Here is the latest ranking of African Universities from number 1 to 100;

RankingWorld RankUniversityCountryPresence RankImpact RankOpenness RankExcellence Rank
1
328
University of Cape Town
South Africa
1039
568
352
267
2
462
Stellenbosch University
South Africa
757
1120
214
454
3
474
Cairo University
Egypt
760
449
1236
633
4
494
University of Pretoria
South Africa
404
1247
162
608
5
563
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa
1383
1334
356
414
6
830
University of Kwazulu Natal
South Africa
2013
1534
1349
559
7
855
University of Nairobi
Kenya
330
2579
29
1400
8
1022
University of the Western Cape
South Africa
1144
1827
990
1236
9
1050
American University in Cairo
Egypt
1182
974
1149
2207
10
1074
University of South Africa
South Africa
379
2131
465
1918
11
1167
Mansoura University
Egypt
1423
1674
2878
1047
12
1178
University of Johannesburg
South Africa
2544
3059
413
1004
13
1213
Makerere University
Uganda
2177
3293
714
880
14
1341
Rhodes University
South Africa
1622
1858
3122
1313
15
1401
Covenant University Ota
Nigeria
3072
1154
925
2983
16
1419
Benha University
Egypt
2194
1779
1415
2252
17
1448
Alexandria University
Egypt
1142
3192
2961
996
18
1474
North West University
South Africa
2274
4581
457
1229
19
1761
University of Ghana
Ghana
3856
4204
1345
1451
20
1781
Université Djillali Liabes
Algeria
8305
1336
4414
1850
21
1791
Obafemi Awolowo University
Nigeria
963
2406
3825
2333
22
1798
Université Kasdi Merbah Ouargla
Algeria
2229
2259
376
3826
23
1803
Addis Ababa University
Ethiopia
1954
5885
837
1444
24
1822
University of Namibia
Namibia
2009
2666
1815
2630
25
1868
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
South Africa
4181
2696
3272
1759
26
1874
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
Ghana
3195
4754
693
1944
27
1918
University of Khartoum
Sudan
47
5967
2214
2094
28
1922
Zagazig University
Egypt
2698
5333
1645
1374
29
2026
Assiut University
Egypt
2867
6368
1443
1280
30
2044
University of the Free State
South Africa
3094
4746
3009
1339
31
2292
Kafrelsheikh University
Egypt
1013
5609
3751
1798
32
2295
University of Zambia
Zambia
3330
7563
824
1749
33
2297
Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen
Algeria
2049
6955
488
2477
34
2310
University of Ibadan
Nigeria
5659
4795
3294
1487
35
2321
Université Constantine 1 (Ex Université Mentouri)
Algeria
2188
7018
1041
2094
36
2384
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
South Africa
4207
5322
1502
2333
37
2475
University of Dar Es Salaam
Tanzania
3215
4368
4473
2094
38
2491
Kenyatta University
Kenya
891
6422
2515
2477
39
2507
Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Senegal
6393
4820
3471
1822
40
2542
University of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
5120
6125
2401
1839
41
2554
Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene
Algeria
4907
6571
2736
1589
42
2565
Minia University
Egypt
2244
8709
1824
1711
43
2597
University of Lagos
Nigeria
6137
4448
3273
2252
44
2624
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kenya
2105
7283
1335
2564
45
2742
University of Ilorin
Nigeria
3802
7486
986
2586
46
2795
University of Botswana
Botswana
4384
6035
2989
2252
47
2827
Université Mohammed V Souissi
Morocco
2938
8197
1163
2586
48
2886
Suez Canal University
Egypt
3291
9776
3172
1243
49
2957
Durban University of Technology
South Africa
640
6695
1966
3695
50
2973
Helwan University
Egypt
2481
6740
5234
1973
51
2984
Ain Shams University
Egypt
1409
11953
4139
851
52
3052
University of Tanta
Egypt
3595
7825
5316
1526
53
3125
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Mozambique
6499
4791
4897
2564
54
3142
Université Mohamed Khider Biskra
Algeria
2978
8920
659
3272
55
3150
University of Mauritius
Mauritius
5196
6509
3384
2494
56
3176
Sudan University of Science & Technology
Sudan
3900
7904
557
3596
57
3206
Misurata University (Misrata University)
Libya
1857
749
12377
5414
58
3219
Université Mohammed V Agdal
Morocco
6472
8497
4693
1389
59
3289
Minufiya University
Egypt
2294
8821
6364
1580
60
3303
Egerton University
Kenya
4235
6243
2698
3272
61
3328
Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech
Morocco
5889
11165
2871
1248
62
3378
Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport
Egypt
1223
5908
6685
2983
63
3416
Fayoum University
Egypt
3534
10215
3359
1904
64
3424
University of Agriculture Abeokuta
Nigeria
5486
9213
1062
2983
65
3573
Moi University
Kenya
6322
9124
2620
2438
66
3597
(1) University of Zululand
South Africa
3285
8711
2354
3200
67
3599
Ahmadu Bello University
Nigeria
5788
9029
3002
2459
68
3621
Université Hassiba Ben Bouali
Algeria
1962
10481
2371
2793
69
3701
Polytechnic of Namibia
Namibia
1856
6113
2979
4421
70
3715
Université de Batna
Algeria
5747
8734
3195
2630
71
3784
Jimma University
Ethiopia
9792
7654
3683
2377
72
3785
Université Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi Ouzou
Algeria
6673
10086
2262
2477
73
3872
Federal University of Technology Akure
Nigeria
5111
10508
1679
2891
74
3877
Strathmore University Nairobi
Kenya
64
5227
5761
5414
75
3887
University of Cape Coast
Ghana
5026
8609
1405
3826
76
3966
South Valley University
Egypt
4797
9284
6169
2041
77
4001
University of Fort Hare
South Africa
8327
7856
5961
2162
78
4022
Landmark University
Nigeria
6611
2293
6119
5414
79
4059
Université Setif 1 Ferhat Abbas Setif
Algeria
5984
10586
3453
2309
80
4064
Tshwane University of Technology
South Africa
7966
5932
11175
1867
81
4094
(1) Université Mohammed Premier Oujda
Morocco
6674
9932
7966
1322
82
4100
University of Nigeria
Nigeria
8506
6774
6503
2513
83
4199
German University in Cairo
Egypt
8883
7958
5010
2564
84
4230
Université d’Alger 1
Algeria
6255
8379
1544
4158
85
4233
University of Limpopo
South Africa
12784
8444
3740
2333
86
4244
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Tanzania
8905
9263
5063
2137
87
4269
Université Hassan II Ain Chock
Morocco
1317
9770
13206
1557
88
4402
Mbarara University of Science & Technology
Uganda
12742
5409
10269
2041
89
4412
Université Virtuelle de Tunis
Tunisia
3929
5624
2664
5414
90
4462
University of Benin
Nigeria
7132
7488
5581
3133
91
4463
Université d’Oran
Algeria
11004
9683
3054
2564
92
4491
Université de Bejaia
Algeria
6262
10476
5159
2309
93
4590
University of Port Harcourt
Nigeria
10326
6649
5462
3133
94
4630
Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran Mohamed Boudiaf
Algeria
7806
10687
4880
2252
95
4642
(1) Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Tanzania
7238
14459
2521
1684
96
4644
Federal University of Technology Minna
Nigeria
7218
11522
805
3695
97
4661
Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem
Algeria
3743
9252
7095
2793
98
4691
University Shendi
Sudan
10333
2004
8233
5414
99
4704
National University of Science & Technology
Zimbabwe
5106
11432
2964
3039
100
4786
Al Akhawayn University Ifrane
Morocco
4564
5737
6367
4421

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