The Center for World University Rankings has published its results for 2016, the rankings show show that US universities, Harvard University came out tops, with Stanford second and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in third position.
The ranking system uses a number of measurements to score and universities these include, the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research.
“In addition to providing authoritative global university rankings, CWUR provides consulting services to governments and educational institutions,” it said.
“Since 2014, the CWUR ranking expanded to list the top 1,000 out of 25,000+ institutions of higher education worldwide, making it the largest academic ranking of global universities.”
Best Universities In The World
The table below lists the top 10 universities in the world, and below it the top South African universities which made the ranking.
|3||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||USA||97.12|
|4||University of Cambridge||United Kingdom||96.13|
|5||University of Oxford||United Kingdom||95.39|
|7||University of California, Berkeley||USA||91.35|
|8||University of Chicago||USA||90.72|
Best Universities In South Africa
|176||University of the Witwatersrand||South Africa||48.11|
|265||University of Cape Town||South Africa||46.51|
|329||Stellenbosch University||South Africa||45.81|
|467||University of KwaZulu-Natal||South Africa||45.04|
|697||University of Pretoria||South Africa||44.54|
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