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The 15 Best Universities in Africa 2015/2016 Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Arabic Language, Culture

    Ahlan, Arabic lovers! In this post, I am going to share some good news from Africa. Earlier last month, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015/2016 were revealed with a list of the best global universities. This is the only international university performance table to judge world class universities across all of their missions; teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

    Speaking of Africa, South Africa has had the lion’s share (with five universities represented) as it topped the ranking of the best universities in Africa thanks to its highly-cited research, its strong international outlook and its ability to attract large sums of money from industry. Egypt is the second most represented country in the table for Africa with three reputable institutions. Morocco comes third with two universities while Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda each has one institution in the ranking.

Africa Map by Radio Abidjan Album via Flicker

Africa Map by Radio Abidjan Album via Flicker

    The Times Higher Education Africa Universities Summit will discuss the topic of “globalization and policy directions for African Higher Education” and will also discuss whether both public and private institutions are essential to a strong university sector in the continent and consider what are the best ways to educate Africa’s youth.

  • Here is the full list of the top 15 Universities in Africa:


Institution Country
1 University of Cape Town South Africa
2 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
3 Stellenbosch University South Africa
4 Makerere University Uganda
5 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
6 University of Pretoria South Africa
7 University of Ghana Ghana
8 University of Nairobi Kenya
9 Suez Canal University Egypt
10 Alexandria University Egypt
11 Cairo University Egypt
12 University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad Morocco
13 University of South Africa South Africa
14 University of Ibadan Nigeria
15 Mohammad V University of Rabat Morocco


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About the Author: Fisal

Well, I was born near the city of Rasheed or Rosetta, Egypt. Yes, the city where the Rosetta Stone was discovered. It is a small city on the north of Egypt where the Nile meets the Mediterranean. I am a Teacher of EFL.


  1. kaalengoonga:

    I have been following your blogs and they have been great until this one. I do not understand the point you’re trying to make here or the relevance to learning Arabic. By the way, I went to Mohammad V University of Rabat.

    • Fisal:

      @kaalengoonga Thanks, kaalengoonga for your comment. The point of this particular blog was to help foreign students decide on an Arabic university if it happened and they decided to choose one to complete their studies and/or carry out research.