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Wits education and graduates ranked top in SA

- Wits University

Two separate surveys have ranked Wits in the top 0.8 % worldwide with Wits graduates commanding top salaries.

Wits University has been ranked as the top university in South Africa for the third year in a row in the 2016 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).

Wits again ranked highest among South African universities at 176th, while the second highest South African university came in at 265.

The CWUR list measures eight objectives and indicators to rank the world's top 1000 universities. The top indicators are the quality of education, measured by the number of alumni and staff who have won international awards and hold executive positions. The volume of publications, citations, and international patents also form part of the assessment criteria. 

Wits Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Adam Habib has welcomed this achievement, which ranks Wits in the top 0.8 % worldwide.

Another local survey released last week found that Wits graduates earn the highest average starting salaries. This survey, conducted by MyBroadband, was completed by 5,867 South Africans.