Top 4 Universities in Africa for 2017

Top 4 Universities in Africa for 2017
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For years, South African universities have dominated
Africa’s lineup of best universities. According to the statistics provided by
Times Higher Education in ranking Africa’s best universities, it is obvious
that South Africa has the top 4 universities in Africa.

South Africa might not be the country with the best
education system in Africa but findings clearly show that the country has the
best universities across the African continent. In the global ranking of top
200 universities, only one African university (being the University of Cape Town)
made its way to the list. With respect to this, the University of Cape Town
claims an unparalleled position as the best university in Africa. To further
our discussion on top 4 best universities in Africa for 2017, below is an
informative list.
University of Cape Town

Established in 1829, the University of Cape Town maintains
its stance as Africa’s second oldest university as well as the oldest
university in South Africa. The university’s main campus is equipped with
residential halls, the main library and numerous teaching faculties.
The University of Cape Town remains Africa’s best university
with a number of faculties under which academic departments are categorized. Meanwhile,
the university’s six faculties include law, the built environment, science,
humanities, health sciences, engineering and commerce.
University of the Witwatersrand

Popularly regarded as Wits University, University of the
Witwatersrand is based in Johannesburg where it offers academic programmes as a
public research institution. For the fact that the Wits University is located
in the region with the world’s largest deposit of gold, the university was
established to serve as a school of mining.
The Wits University offers qualitative teaching with
academic research through its lineup of faculties including science and
humanities, commerce, law and management, health sciences, engineering and the
built environment.
Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University is situated very close to the
University of Cape Town in the western cape of South Africa. The university is
greatly recognized for its laudable achievements such as Africa’s first
micro-satellite built in the late 90’s. At the University of Stellenbosch,
academic teaching is spread across 150 departments which are further
categorized under 10 faculties. Moreover, the university is equipped with four
campuses and three of these are situated outside but very close to
Stellenbosch.
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Despite being a young tertiary institution, the University
of KwaZulu-Natal manages to appear on this list. Founded in 2004, the
University of KwaZulu-Natal came into being through the merging relationship
between the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. As a
tertiary academic institution, the University of KwaZulu-Natal is composed of
four colleges including the College of Law and Management Studies, the College
of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, the College of Health Sciences and the
College of Humanities.

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