Rankings

World rankings

  • 1st in Africa (Times Higher Education 2017-18)
  • 171st in the world (Times Higher Education 2017-18)
  • 1st in Africa (Quacquarelli Symonds 2018)
  • 191st in the world (Quacquarelli Symonds 2018)
  • 2nd in Africa (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017)
  • 301 – 400 in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017)
  • 1st in Africa (US News Best Global Universities 2017)
  • 112th in the world (US News Best Global Universities 2017)
  • 2nd in Africa (Center for World University Rankings 2016)
  • 265th in the world (Center for World University Rankings 2016)

 

BRICS rankings

  • 4th (Times Higher Education 2017 BRICS and Emerging Economies)
  • 13th (Quacquarelli Symonds 2018 BRICS)

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

 

Subject rankings

Times Higher Education 2016-17

Top 100

  • 1st in Africa, 61st in the world (Clinical, pre-clinical and health)

Quacquarelli Symonds 2018

Top 20

  • 11th in the world (Development studies)

Top 50

  • 37th in the world (Sports-related subjects)
  • 49th in the world (Geography)

Top 100

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • English Language & Literature
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Life Sciences & Medicine

US News Best Global Universities 2017

Top 100

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Social Sciences and Public Health

Center for World University Rankings 2017

Top 5

  • 3rd in the world (Ornithology)
  • 4th in the world (Area studies)

ShanghaiRanking's GRAS 2017

  • 8th in the world (Mining and Mineral Engineering)
  • 40th in the world (Public Health)
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