The University of Cape Town (UCT) is still the top university in Africa‚ according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, released on Wednesday. The rankings are published annually by Times Higher Education‚ a weekly magazine based in London‚ which reports on issues related to higher education. Wednesday’s rankings are the 15th edition published by the magazine. The first rankings were published in 2004 and only included 200 universities. Wednesday’s analysis ranked more than 1‚200 institutions. UCT was ranked 156th in the world‚ an improvement from its previous position of 171. It was the only institution from Africa to make the top 200, compared with 60 institutions from the US‚ 29 from the UK and 23 from Germany. Wits University was the second best ranked university in SA‚ falling into categories of universities ranked between 201 and 250. In the previous rankings‚ it fell in the 251-300 best universities section. Stellenbosch University was the third best ...

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