University of Nairobi
University of Nairobi

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 have been released. The rankings have 1,400 universities across 92 countries in the World.

In Africa, Egypt tops with 20 universities followed by South Africa which has 10. Closer home, it is only Nairobi university which made it to the list; among the Kenyan universities.

Here are the numbers of universities per the African Countries in the list:

Egypt: 20
South Africa: 10
Algeria: 8
Tunisia: 6
Nigeria: 4
Morocco: 4
Kenya: 1
Ghana: 1
Uganda: 1
Tanzania: 1

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are among the most comprehensive and prestigious in the higher education sector. They are based on five pillars: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

The University of Oxford in the UK has retained its position at the top of the log for the fourth year in a row.

American and UK universities continue to cement themselves among the global elite, with universities from both countries dominating the top 10.

Here is the list of the top 100 universities as published by The Times Higher Education:

RankName
1University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
2California Institute of TechnologyUnited States
3University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
4Stanford UniversityUnited StatesExplore
5Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States
6Princeton UniversityUnited States
7Harvard UniversityUnited States
8Yale UniversityUnited States
9University of ChicagoUnited StatesExplore
10Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
11University of PennsylvaniaUnited States
12Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States
=13University of California, BerkeleyUnited States
=13ETH ZurichSwitzerland
15UCLUnited Kingdom
16Columbia UniversityUnited States
17University of California, Los AngelesUnited States
18University of TorontoCanada
19Cornell UniversityUnited States
20Duke UniversityUnited States
21University of Michigan-Ann ArborUnited States
22Northwestern UniversityUnited States
23Tsinghua UniversityChinaExplore
24Peking UniversityChina
25National University of SingaporeSingaporeExplore
26University of WashingtonUnited States
=27Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited States
=27London School of Economics and Political ScienceUnited Kingdom
29New York UniversityUnited States
30University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom
31University of California, San DiegoUnited States
=32LMU MunichGermanyExplore
=32University of MelbourneAustraliaExplore
34University of British ColumbiaCanadaExplore
35University of Hong KongHong KongExplore
=36King’s College LondonUnited KingdomExplore
36The University of TokyoJapan
38École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSwitzerland
38Georgia Institute of TechnologyUnited States
38University of Texas at AustinUnited States
41Karolinska InstituteSweden
42McGill UniversityCanada
43Technical University of MunichGermany
44Heidelberg UniversityGermany
=45KU LeuvenBelgiumExplore
=45Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University ParisFrance
47The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong KongExplore
=48University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States
=48Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeSingaporeExplore
50Australian National UniversityAustralia
51University of Wisconsin-MadisonUnited States
52Washington University in St LouisUnited StatesExplore
53Brown UniversityUnited States
54University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUnited States
=55University of California, DavisUnited States
=55University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
=57University of California, Santa BarbaraUnited States
=57Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongExplore
59Wageningen University & ResearchNetherlands
60University of SydneyAustraliaExplore
61Boston UniversityUnited States
=62University of AmsterdamNetherlandsExplore
=62University of Southern CaliforniaUnited States
64Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
65Kyoto UniversityJapan
66University of QueenslandAustraliaExplore
=67Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
=67Leiden UniversityNetherlandsExplore
69Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlandsExplore
70Ohio State University (Main campus)United States
71UNSW SydneyAustraliaExplore
72McMaster UniversityCanadaExplore
73University of GroningenNetherlandsExplore
74Humboldt University of BerlinGermany
=75Monash UniversityAustraliaExplore
=75Utrecht UniversityNetherlands
77University of WarwickUnited Kingdom
78Penn State (Main campus)United States
79University of MinnesotaUnited States
=80Charité – Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermany
=80Emory UniversityUnited States
=80University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina
=80Sorbonne UniversityFrance
84Michigan State UniversityUnited States
85University of MontrealCanadaExplore
86University of FreiburgGermany
87University of BristolUnited Kingdom
88Purdue University West LafayetteUnited States
89Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)South KoreaExplore
90University of ZurichSwitzerland
=91University of Maryland, College ParkUnited States
=91University of TübingenGermany
93École PolytechniqueFranceExplore
=94University of BaselSwitzerland
=94Dartmouth CollegeUnited States
=96University of California, IrvineUnited States
=96University of HelsinkiFinlandExplore
=96Lund UniversitySweden
=99University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
=99RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany

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