African Universities Fail To Make it into the top 200 best Uni’s in the world

What does the future hold for African Education?


With stats like this, the UK and the rest of the world can continue to expect a constant stream of applicants from Africa as parents abandon failed academic institutions on the continent in search of better quality education for their children overseas.

Two lists from the Times higher Education world rankings and world reputation rankings have both shown a glaring absence of African Universities in the top 50 of the world’s best performing Uni’s. In fact, there are no African Universities in sight in the top 200.

According to the world rankings report, California Institute of Technology has knocked Harvard University off the top spot, but British institutions haven’t done badly with three schools in the top 10 including Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College.

UCL, Queen Mary and LSE, Universities once tipped as some of the world’s best have slipped further to the bottom of the list with each year.

They do however appear in the top 50 of the Higher educations reputation ranking, a separate report based on a survey of some of the world’s most respected experts in higher education.

These are the Universities ranked according to performance by the academics surveyed.


1. Harvard University United states

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States

3. Stanford University United States

4. University of Cambridge United Kingdom

5. University of Oxford United Kingdom

7. Princeton University United States

8. Yale University United States

9. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States

10.University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) United States

11. The University of Tokyo Japan

12. Columbia University United States

13. Imperial College London United Kingdom

14. University of Chicago United States

15. University of Michigan United States

16. ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland

17. Cornell University United States

18. Johns Hopins University United States

19. Kyoto University Japan

20. University of Toronto Canada

21. National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore

22. University of Pennsylvania United States

23. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign United States

24.London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom

25. University College London (UCL) United Kingdom


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