Last updated on February 14th, 2015 at 09:28 am
Check out the top 10 universities in Africa below and tell me what you noticed….
This ranking is subject to change as universities are constantly making improvement in their standards. Using the 4icu.org University Web Ranking, here are the universities.
1. Cairo University, Egypt
With over 5,000 faculty and 280,000 students, this university stands as the best university in Africa, according to 4icu.org University Web Ranking. The University was established in 1908 and was then the first secular university in the region. It is on record that some of the continent’s top medical and engineering professionals are prominent alumni of the school. www.cu.edu.eg/
2. University of Cape Town, South Africa
The university was established in 1829 and is currently the oldest university in South Africa. The university, with 23,500 students, is a public research university. The academic department of the university is divide into six main faculties; Health Sciences, Law, Engineering, Commerce, Science, and Humanities. www.uct.ac.za
3. University of Pretoria, South Africa
The university has seven suburban campuses and facilities. The university was established in 1908 and is a public research university. The university, which started out with just 32 students, has now grown into approximately 39,000 students as at 2010. The university has nine faculties and a business school.http://www.up.ac.za……
4. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
The university acquired its university status in April 2, 1918. It has 27.823 students and its students are commonly referred to as “Maties”. The university has four different variations of its name and uses all four of them; University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch University, Universiteit Stellenbosch, and Universiteit van Stellenbosch. One can say the university is predominantly Afrikaans, in terms of language (especially at the honours course and undergraduate levels). Students are permitted to write assignments and projects in both Afrikaans and English language. http://www.sun.ac.za/
5. University of South Africa, South Africa
The university is popularly called Unisa and is the largest university in Africa. It was founded in 1873. Most of the students in South Africa attend the university and this puts the university students at over 300,000. The university attracts not only African students but also international students in 130 countries worldwide. The university functions as a public open distance learning (ODL) – in this system of learning, the students have much flexibility and can choose how they want to learn, what course to take, when it would be appropriate for them, and where in terms of location. The university also provides its students with extensive student support programs. www.unisa.ac.za/
6. University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the university is commonly referred to as Wits University. It was founded in 1896 as the South African School of Mining. The university is a public research university and has over 27,000 students. It is a multi-campus university with five main academic campuses. http://www.wits.ac.za/
7. University of the Western Cape, South Africa
The university is located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town. It is a public university with over 15,000 students. http://www.uwc.ac.za/
8. Ain Shams University, Egypt
The university was founded in July of 1950 and currently has a student population of over 170,000. It is a public university located in Cairo, Egypt. It is the third-oldest non-sectarian native public Egyptian university. It has 14 faculties, 2 high institutes, 1 college, and 12 special units and centers. It is also a multi-campus university with eight campuses. www.asu.edu.eg
9. Alexandria University, Egypt
This is a public research university located with over 140,000 students. The university was founded in 1938 as a satellite of Faud University. The university has about 23 faculties, including the four that were annexed to it in 1989. www.alexu.edu.eg/
10. Mansoura University, Egypt
The university was established in 1972 and is located in the Nile Delta in Egypt. Regarded as one of the biggest universities in Egypt, the university has contributed to the socio-cultural and scientific of the country. It has 17 faculties, hospital and medical centers, special units and centers. www.mans.edu.eg/
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