Research & innovation

Rankings

World rankings

  • 1st in Africa
    (Times Higher Education 2019)
    (Quacquarelli Symonds 2019)
    (US News Best Global Universities 2019)
    (Center for World Univeristy Rankings 2018-2019)
    (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)
     
  • 156th in the world
    (Times Higher Education 2019)
  • 198th in the world
    (Quacquarelli Symonds 2020)
  • 114th in the world
    (US News Best Global Universities 2019)
  • 252nd in the world
    (Center for World Univeristy Rankings 2019-2020)
  • 201-300 in the world
    (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)

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BRICS rankings

  • 22nd (Quacquarelli Symonds 2019 BRICS)

BRICS Countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

Emerging Economies University rankings

  • 9th (Times Higher Education 2019)


 

Subject rankings



Times Higher Education 2019

Top 100

  • Clinical, pre-clinical and health (72nd in the world)
  • Law (77th in the world)
  • Social sciences (89th in the world)
  • Education (95th in the world)

Quacquarelli Symonds 2019

Top 10

  • Development Studies (9th in the world)

Top 100

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture/Built environment
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Social policy and administration
  • Sports-related subjects

US News Best Global Universities 2019

Top 50

  • Immunology (49th in the world)

Top 100

  • Microbiology (63rd in the world)
  • Social sciences and public health (71st in the world)
  • Clinical medicine (91st in the world )

Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2019

Top 20

  • Mining and mineral engineering (20th in the world) 

Top 50

  • Oceanography (36th in the world)

Top 100

  • Public health (51 to 75 range)
  • Clinical medicine (51 to 75 range)
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