Research & innovation

Rankings

World rankings


  • 1st in Africa 12345
  • 136th in the world 1
  • 198th in the world 2
  • 121st in the world 3
  • 252nd in the world 4
  • 201-300 in the world 5
UCT world rankings
  • 1 Times Higher Education 2020
  • 2 Quacquarelli Symonds 2020
  • 3 US News Best Global Universities 2020
  • 4 Center for World Univeristy Rankings 2019-2020
  • 5 Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

Brics and emerging economies


  • 22nd in BRICS rankings6
  • 10th in Emerging Economies University Rankings rankings7
Uct Brics and emerging economies
  • 6 Quacquarelli Symonds 2019 BRICS
  • 7 Times Higher Education 2020

Subject rankings

Top 10


  • Development Studies9 (10th in the world)

Top 20


  • Mining and mineral engineering11 (20th in the world)

Top 50


  • Oceanography11 (36th in the world)

Top 100


  • Anatomy and physiology9
  • Anthropology9
  • Archaeology9
  • Architecture/Built environment9
  • Clinical medicine11 (51 to 75 range)
  • Clinical, pre-clinical and health8 (65th in the world)
  • Education8 (95th in the world)
  • Geography9
  • Immunology10(56th in the world)
  • Law8 (77th in the world)
  • Medicine9
  • Microbiology10(72nd in the world)
  • Public health11 (51 to 75 range)
  • Social sciences8
  • Social sciences and public health10
Subject rankings graph
  • 8 Times Higher Education 2019
  • 9 Quacquarelli Symonds 2020
  • 10 US News Best Global Universities 2020
  • 11 Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2019

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