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)
  • 14th (Quacquarelli Symonds 2016 BRICS)

Subject rankings

Times Higher Education 2016-17    

  • Top 100
  • 1st in Africa, 61st in the world (Clinical, pre-clinical and health)

Quacquarelli Symonds 2017

  • Top 10
  • 10th in the world (Development studies)
  • Top 50
  • 47th in the world (Geography)
  • Top 100
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture & Built Environment
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Anthropology
  • Education
  • English Language & Literature
  • Law
  • Sports-related Subjects
  • Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies

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)

Key terms

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