Makerere university ranked 7th in Africa

Makerere university ranks 7th in Africa, according to rankings released by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2014. The oldest public university in Uganda (Makerere university) is number 891 in the world’s top 1000 universities.

CWUR measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

CWUR uses eight objective and robust indicators to rank the world’s top 1000 universities:

  • Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university’s size [25%]
  • Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university’s alumni who currently hold CEO positions at the world’s top companies relative to the university’s size [25%]
  • Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals [25%]
  • Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals [5%]
  • Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals [5%]
  • Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers [5%]
  • Broad Impact, measured by the university’s h-Index [5%]
  • Patents, measured by the number of international patent filings [5%]

Top universities in Africa (2014)

 World
Rank
 Institution  Country/Region  Africa
Rank
 Quality of
Education
 Score
114 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa 1 79 50.40
267 University of Cape Town South Africa 2 97 46.78
311 Stellenbosch University South Africa 3 355+ 46.26
459 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa 4 355+ 45.26
609 University of Pretoria South Africa 5 355+ 44.80
802 Cairo University Egypt 6 310 44.52
891 Makerere University Uganda 7 355+ 44.40
951 Alexandria University Egypt 8 254 44.32
958 Mansoura University Egypt 9 355+

In addition to providing consultation for governments and universities, the Center for World University Rankings aims to provide the most comprehensive university rankings available, which are trusted by students, academics, university administrators, and government officials from around the world.

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