Two Universities in the Western Cape have again been ranked amongst the world’s best, following the release of the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2021.
Stellenbosch University has been recognised locally and abroad for its research excellence and innovation. The University is ranked in the category 251-300, occupying the third spot among leading universities in South Africa.
This year 1,527 institutions from 93 countries have been ranked.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has retained its spot as the continent’s top university, tying at 155th.
The rankings, published once a year, assesses institutions worldwide across 13 performance indicators in five areas: teaching (30%), research (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%) and industry income (2.5%).
UCT’s performance across these indicators was mixed, with drops in some areas offset by raised scores in others, compared to the previous year.