Today, the annual World University Rankings was released. The list includes 1,400 universities ranked according to 13 carefully attuned performance indicators.
Universities from more than 92 countries across the globe were ranked and the University of Oxford took the top position, a position the university has held for four years in a row.
Regionally, European universities dominated the top spots but there are a few changes from previous regional performances as Asia is coming in.
All the top positions are dominated by North America and European Universities by the exception of Switzerland that took position 20.
Top 10 Universities Overall
University of Oxford – United Kingdom
California Institute of Technology-United States
University of Cambridge –United Kingdom
Stanford University- United States
Massachusetts Institute of Technology- United States
Princeton University-United States
Harvard University-United States
Yale University-United States
University of Chicago-United States
Imperial College London-United Kingdom
Top 10 Universities in Africa
Africa didn’t do very well in this year’s ranking. Only 13 African universities featured in this year’s QS World University Ranking 2020 and the majority of these are South African Universities. This shows how Africa as a region full of opportunities, cultural diversity and resources remains behind academically. University of Cape Town takes position 1 in Africa and position 198 in the global rank.
University of Cape Town- South Africa (position 198 in the global rank)
American University –Egypt (395)
University of Witswatersrand –South Africa (400)
Stellenbosch University-South Africa (427)
University of Johannesburg- South Africa (501)
Cairo University –Egypt (521)
University of Pretoria- South Africa (551)
Ain Shams University –Egypt (801)
Assiut University- Egypt (801)
Rhodes University –Egypt (801)
Top 35 Universities in Kenya
Narrowing the list back home, Kenya universities are among the poorly performing universities in Africa. Kenya’s poor university performance can be attributed but not limited to; corruption at the universities, offering irrelevant courses, poor placement criteria and the opening of many universities with facility meagerness.
Not until the government starts monitoring the courses offered in our universities and strictly limit the opening of constituency universities that offer big courses without the required facilities and accreditation, Kenya’s education will always be ranked among the worst in Africa and the world at large. Nairobi University, the best in Kenya took position 987 in the world ranking followed by Kenyatta University that took position 1565.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Starthmore University Nairobi
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
Murang’a University of Technology
United States International University
Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Technical University of Kenya
Mount Kenya University
South Eastern Kenya University
Dedan Kimathi University
Kenya Methodist University
University of Eldoret
Masai Mara University
Technical University of Mombasa
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University
University of Eastern Africa Baraton
Meru University of Science and Technology
University of Kabianga