Top 100 Best Universities in Africa 2020

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University of Cape town is ranked as the best university in Africa, followed by Stellenbosch University. A complete list of top 100 best universities in Africa is as provided below:

Ranking World Rank University Det. Country Presence Rank* Impact Rank* Openness Rank* Excellence Rank*
1 276 University of Cape Town 458 418 229 251
2 425 Stellenbosch University 614 627 379 447
3 433 University of the Witwatersrand 1135 778 444 357
4 448 University of Pretoria 401 624 514 492
5 621 University of Kwazulu Natal 930 1485 563 462
6 668 Cairo University 1023 1418 761 521
7 822 University of Johannesburg 2086 2330 757 563
8 937 University of South Africa 1669 1243 1050 1118
9 944 University of the Western Cape 1996 1427 932 1054
10 1016 Alexandria University 2012 2603 930 837
11 1019 University of Nairobi 155 1129 855 1607
12 1083 Makerere University 99 2415 1711 976
13 1099 North West University 1622 3051 839 889
14 1129 Rhodes University 3663 1545 1015 1343
15 1163 American University in Cairo 2793 944 1144 1831
16 1228 Mansoura University 1017 4137 766 875
17 1240 University of Ghana 497 2604 1154 1267
18 1275 Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech 1950 3034 1640 1009
19 1322 University of Ibadan 2113 2088 1057 1561
20 1406 University of the Free State 1829 3780 1137 1172
21 1422 Addis Ababa University 953 3563 1470 1237
22 1430 Ain Shams University 3464 6031 906 722
23 1675 Kenyatta University 312 1440 1483 2785
24 1676 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology 373 4141 1404 1610
25 1717 Assiut University 2073 5865 986 1206
26 1723 Benha University 1289 4969 1359 1389
27 1742 Covenant University Ota 1169 3884 1356 1797
28 1792 Zagazig University 2357 6604 1310 1110
29 1805 University of Nigeria 1311 3279 1038 2243
30 1820 Egerton University 3957 922 3633 2879
31 1830 Université Mohammed V de Rabat 990 8022 1943 920
32 1928 University of Tanta 2627 7963 992 1178
33 1930 University of Dar Es Salaam 1369 3807 1555 2171
34 1935 Université d’Oran 1 Ahmed Ben Bella 4306 2031 4000 2254
35 1984 University of Lagos 161 4143 1521 2312
36 1987 Helwan University 3062 6739 1364 1403
37 1994 University of Khartoum 244 3893 1762 2340
38 2018 Tshwane University of Technology 8198 5597 1717 1497
39 2028 Al Azhar University 3438 6840 1726 1349
40 2038 University of Zimbabwe 433 4718 2574 1909
41 2053 Obafemi Awolowo University 2916 4560 1616 2025
42 2073 Nelson Mandela University 4390 5284 2268 1635
43 2113 Université des Frères Mentouri Constantine 1 (Ex Université Mentouri) 864 5133 1245 2178
44 2117 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene 2148 6441 1644 1637
45 2136 Durban University of Technology 3515 4677 1787 2069
46 2166 Moi University 2760 3898 1802 2449
47 2197 Kafr El Sheikh University 3194 7344 1406 1596
48 2229 University of Zambia 2948 5899 1855 1876
49 2313 Jimma University 11127 3803 2512 2418
50 2319 Cape Peninsula University of Technology 3794 4209 1795 2609
51 2345 Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport 2906 4983 1863 2383
52 2356 University of Mauritius 2021 5795 2205 2118
53 2358 Minia University 2001 8445 1329 1729
54 2378 Ahmadu Bello University 1919 5758 1945 2218
55 2401 Minufiya University 2200 9421 1499 1541
56 2414 Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen 774 5355 2035 2462
57 2437 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane 414 3022 5879 2527
58 2477 Beni Suef University 4515 11287 1182 1306
59 2495 University of Fort Hare 7274 4653 1932 2637
60 2510 Mbarara University of Science and Technology 3637 4728 4023 2259
61 2510 University of Botswana 836 5451 2399 2547
62 2542 Aswan University 11734 6313 2191 2075
63 2556 British University in Egypt 10133 8040 2547 1679
64 2561 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 911 5805 1596 2720
65 2571 Djillali Liabes university of Sidi Bel Abbes 2585 9179 2011 1747
66 2573 Fayoum University 2774 9786 1924 1633
67 2588 University of Ilorin 3657 6212 1245 2623
68 2596 Université Mohammed Premier Oujda 3764 9930 4552 1113
69 2624 Université de M’Sila 682 4689 2418 3042
70 2651 Université de Bejaia 630 9117 2043 2014
71 2667 South Valley University 1719 8876 1719 2080
72 2680 University of Cape Coast 226 7487 1623 2651
73 2705 Federal University of Technology Akure 1475 8018 1610 2405
74 2819 University of Port Harcourt 449 4741 1840 3600
75 2827 Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Fes 2125 9115 1900 2268
76 2832 University of Limpopo 4439 7264 2407 2512
77 2834 German University in Cairo 7420 6492 1901 2729
78 2834 Université Hassan II de Casablanca 4134 13374 3127 1097
79 2853 Université Setif 1 Ferhat Abbas Setif 1234 9578 1989 2243
80 2862 Mekelle University 7631 8708 2124 2210
81 2882 Université Mohamed Khider Biskra 974 8835 1905 2527
82 2885 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences 3117 9582 3034 2000
83 2889 Université de Sfax 12566 8021 7356 873
84 2897 Sokoine University of Agriculture 3172 9747 1285 2368
85 2923 Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar 426 4199 7356 2118
86 2944 Sohag University 2558 5217 7356 1654
87 2986 Université de Batna 2922 6288 2576 3042
88 3011 Nile University 15855 6475 3319 2582
89 3028 Université d’Abomey Calavi 1017 9333 3199 2357
90 3082 Egypt Japan University of Science & Technology 12825 8395 2583 2471
91 3111 Université Badji Mokhtar de Annaba 3117 12031 2485 1931
92 3120 University of Venda 7916 7870 2282 2819
93 3126 Adekunle Ajasin University 12858 1272 3900 4673
94 3130 Suez Canal University 11064 15639 1489 1336
95 3130 University of Benin 8198 5651 2013 3495
96 3135 Bahir Dar University 8116 8689 3620 2375
97 3140 Université Kasdi Merbah Ouargla 810 5043 2926 3797
98 3140 University of Rwanda 505 7083 5047 2742
99 3157 Federal University of Technology Minna 3807 8470 1811 2997
100 3171 Université de Tunis El Manar 3901 9906 7356 1020