The Mother city is home to the top university on the African continent. 

According to the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR), the University of Cape Town (UCT) is the best on the African continent for 2022/23. The latest edition of the Global 2000 list was published on Tuesday, 26 April. 

The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) grades universities on four factors without relying on surveys and university data submissions. The factors are, education (25%), employability (25%), faculty (10%), and research (40%). 

This year, 19788 institutions were ranked, and those that placed at the top made CWUR’s Global 2000 list. UCT is ranked 270 globally and the best in Africa. The top five leading universities are  Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford. 

CWUR publishes authoritative global university rankings, known for objectivity, transparency, and consistency, which are trusted by students, academics, university administrators, and governments from around the world.

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