University and College students in South Africa might not be too happy about the current state of how their fairs are being handled, with organised strikes taking place around the country each day, but this doesn’t seem to have affected the overall standings of the institutions themselves.

The University of Cape Town was recently named in the top 200 higher education institutions in the developing world, according to the latest report from the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Rankings 2021.

In fact, UCT managed to rank 10th place on list on the list, which is quite impressive when you take into account the other institutions on the list.

In terms of how the ranking actually works, according to Times Higher Education, the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2021 includes only institutions in countries classified by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group as “advanced emerging”, “secondary emerging” or “frontier”.

Taking the top spot on the list was Tsinghua University in China, followed by Peking University and Zhejiang University, both also located in China.

UWC wasn’t the only institution to do Cape Town proud. Stellenbosch University also made the list, ranking in at the 23rd and beating out the likes of HSE University from Russia and China’s Sun Yat-sen University.

In light of the good news, UWC Rector and Vice Chancellor Professor Tyrone Pretorius said the recognition “reminds them of what they have done to change the lives of students and communities,” as reported by SABC.

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