Top Universities in Africa 2011

University of Cape Town is the top-ranked university in Africa (rated 324th globally), according to the Ranking Web of World Universities (July 2011), followed by University of Pretoria (2nd in Africa and 507th in the world), and Stellenbosch University (3rd in Africa and 540th in the world).

A total of 5 African institutions ranked in the world's top 1000. The others are: University of the Witwatersrand (699th internationally), and University of Kwazulu Natal (727th internationally).

In another international league table ( University Web Ranking 2011), University of Cape Town is ranked No. 1 among the Top 100 Universities and Colleges in Africa, followed by Cairo University in 2nd place regionally and University of Pretoria in 3rd place regionally.

Top 10 Universities in Africa for 2011:
1 University of Cape Town
2 University of Pretoria
3 Stellenbosch University
4 University of the Witwatersrand
5 University of Kwazulu Natal
6 Rhodes University
7 University of the Western Cape
8 Cairo University
9 University of South Africa
10 Makerere University
Source: Webometrics

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