The latest ranking of world universities has been released with South African universities dominating the African regional ranking. Egypt, Algeria and Morocco are other countries with strong ranking. The best ranked West African university is Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology at number 18 while Nigeria’s University of Ilorin occupies the 20th position.  Egypt leads North Africa at number 11 with Algeria at number 19. Below is a summary of the ranking of the top 100 universities in the African region.

1University of Cape TownSouth Africa
2University of PretoriaSouth Africa
3Stellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa
4University of the WitwatersrandSouth Africa
5Rhodes UniversitySouth Africa
6University of Kwazulu NatalSouth Africa
7University of the Western CapeSouth Africa
8University of South AfricaSouth Africa
9University of JohannesburgSouth Africa
10Makerere UniversityUganda
11Cairo UniversityEgypt
12American University in CairoEgypt
13Ain Shams UniversityEgypt
14Mansoura UniversityEgypt
15University of the Free State South Africa
16North West UniversitySouth Africa
17Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversitySouth Africa
18Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & TechnologyGhana
19Université Mentouri de ConstantineAlgeria
20University of IlorinNigeria
21Al Akhawayn University IfraneMorocco
22Polytechnic of NamibiaNamibia
23Durban University of TechnologySouth Africa
24University of KhartoumSudan
25Cape Peninsula University of TechnologySouth Africa
26University of BotswanaBotswana
27University of NairobiKenya
28Assiut UniversityEgypt
29Faculté des Sciences RabatMorocco
30Université Cheikh Anta Diop de DakarSenegal
31University of ZimbabweZimbabwe
32Tshwane University of TechnologySouth Africa
33Université Abou Bekr Belkaid TlemcenAlgeria
34University of Dar Es SalaamTanzania
35University of MauritiusMauritius
36Sudan University of Science & TechnologySudan
37University of NamibiaNamibia
38Strathmore University NairobiKenya
39Université Cadi AyyadMorocco
40University of ZululandSouth Africa
41German University in CairoEgypt
42University of JosNigeria
43Helwan UniversityEgypt
44National University of RwandaRwanda
45Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari BoumedieneAlgeria
46Zagazig UniversityEgypt
47École Mohammadia d’IngénieursMorocco
48Addis Ababa UniversityEthiopia
49University of GhanaGhana
50University of GaryounisLibya
51Kenyatta UniversityKenya
52British University in EgyptEgypt
53Université Mohammed Premier OujdaMorocco
54University of Nigeria NsukkaNigeria
55Université de BatnaAlgeria
56Université Virtuelle de TunisTunisia
57Universidade Eduardo MondlaneMozambique
58University of LagosNigeria
59College of Medicine University of MalawiMalawi
60South Valley UniversityEgypt
61Université Abdelmalek Essaadi Morocco
62Fayoum UniversityEgypt
63Obafemi Awolowo UniversityNigeria
64Université de OuagadougouBurkina Faso
65Université d’AlgerAlgeria
66Vaal University of TechnologySouth Africa
67Université M’Hamed Bougara de BoumerdesAlgeria
68University of TantaEgypt
69Ahmadu Bello UniversityNigeria
70University of ZambiaZambia
71Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime TransportEgypt
72Université Ferhat Abbas SetifAlgeria
73Université Djillali LiabesAlgeria
74Pharos University in AlexandriaEgypt
75Université Ibn Tofail KenitraMorocco
76École Supérieure des Communications de TunisTunisia
77Université Mohammed V SouissiMorocco
78United States International UniversityMorocco
79Alexandria UniversityEgypt
80Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo VerdeCape Verde
81Université Mohammed V AgdalMorocco
82Université Saad Dahlab BlidaAlgeria
83University of Fort HareSouth Africa
84Université d’AntananarivoMadagascar
85Université Hassan II Faculté des Sciences Ain Chock CasablancaMorocco
86National Open University of NigeriaNigeria
87Mauritius Institute of EducationMauritius
88University of Technology MauritiusMauritius
89Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and TechnologyKenya
90Moi UniversityKenya
91Mekelle UniversityEthiopia
92Université Hassiba Ben BoualiAlgeria
93Jimma UniversityEthiopia
94Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran Mohamed BoudiafAlgeria
95University of Agriculture AbeokutaNigeria
96Minia UniversityEgypt
97Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis MostaganemAlgeria
98Central University of TechnologySouth Africa
99École National Supérieure de l’Informatique (ex-INI)Algeria
100University of MalawiMalawi

Courtesy: Webometric Ranking of World Universities 2011.

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