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Wits remains an African powerhouse

- Wits University

Wits University has been placed in the top two of the Times Higher Education’s snapshot ranking of the best universities in Africa 2016.

The Times Higher Education (THE) Africa University Rankings 2016 was released today, Thursday, 21 April 2016.

South African universities dominated the rankings with six institutions from the country making the top 15.

Uganda’s Makerere University is the only institution outside South Africa to make the top five in fourth place. List of full rankings.

“This snapshot ranking is based on the same criteria as the World University Rankings but we are keen to develop a bespoke range of metrics, following a public consultation, for a full Africa University Ranking,” said Phil Baty, THE rankings editor.

Wits University has always approached the rankings with a level of measured circumspection, given that many ranking systems use different methodologies.

Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Adam Habib said the University will continue to focus on building a nationally transformed, responsive and globally competitive institution.