World rankings


  • 1st in Africa 12345
  • 160th in the world 1
  • =237th in the world 2
  • =125th in the world 3
  • 270th in the world 4
  • 201–300 in the world 5
UCT world rankings
  • 1 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023
  • 2 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2023
  • 3 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings 2022–2023 
  • 4 Center for World University Rankings 2022–2023
  • 5 ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022

Reputation Rankings


THE Reputation Rankings 2022 6   176–200

 

Impact rankings


Overall rank
  • 101–200 in overall rankings7
Individual SDG ranks
  • SDG 1 – No Poverty7=31
  • SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being7201—200
  • SDG 5 – Gender Equality7=37
  • SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities7101-200
  • SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions795
  • SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals755
  • 7THE Impact Rankings 2022

Emerging economies (discontinued from 2022)


  • =16th in THE Emerging Economies University Rankings
Emerging economies

  • THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022

Subject rankings

 

Top 10


  • Development studies9(9th in the world)

Top 50


  • Infectious diseases10(24th in the world)
  • Environmental science & engineering11(24th in the world)
  • Sport science schools and departments12(41st in the world

Top 100


  • Anthropology9(51–100 range)
  • Architecture / Built environment9(51–100 range)
  • Clinical and health8(=77th in the world)
  • Clinical and health11(98th)
  • Clinical medicine11(76th–100)
  • Geography9(51–100 range)
  • Immunology10(51st in the world)
  • Medicine9(88th in the world)
  • Mining & mineral engineering11(76–100 range)
  • Oceanography11(51–75 range)
  • Public, environmental and occupational    health 10(51st in the world)
  • Public health11(76–100 range)
  • Psychiatry/Psychology 10(90th in the world)
  • Social sciences and public health 10(=66th in the world)
Subject rankings graph
  • 8 THE Subject Rankings 2023
  • 9 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
  • 10 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings for Subjects 2022-2023
  • 11 ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022
  • 12 ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2021

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