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Three Moroccan Universities Rank Among Africa’s Top 30

The Times Higher Education, the UK’s leading publication on issues related to higher education, has just unveiled a ranking of the top 30 universities in Africa. Of the 30, 3 were Moroccan. Making it to the top 10– and the only North African university to do so– was the University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad; with University Hassan II Casablanca in 15th place and University Mohammed VI – Agdal in 22nd.

Rank Name Country All publications (2009-13) Citation Score
1 University of Cape Town South Africa 5540.21 99.90
2 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa 4387.17 99.76
3 Makerere University Uganda 1112.69 99.72
4 Stellenbosch University South Africa 4357.33 95.48
5 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa 4235.09 89.41
6 University of Port Harcourt Nigeria 573.55 88.92
7 University of the Western Cape South Africa 1154.77 84.61
8 University of Nairobi Kenya 671.72 84.60
9 University of Johannesburg South Africa 2192.74 83.64
10 University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad Morocco 910.82 78.61
11 University of Pretoria South Africa 4544.33 75.89
12 University of Ghana Ghana 804.53 73.31
13 University of South Africa South Africa 981.67 72.51
14 Suez Canal University Egypt 998.98 69.69
15 University of Hassan II Casablanca Morocco 960.25 69.03
16 Addis Ababa University Ethiopia 893.90 64.84
17 Rhodes University South Africa 1296.96 64.54
18 University of the Free State South Africa 1512.56 62.83
19 North-West University South Africa 1707.94 60.75
20 University of Tunis Tunisia 879.63 57.26
21 Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax Tunisia 822.31 57.24
22 Université Mohammed V – Agdal Morocco 1503.69 56.85
23 American University in Cairo Egypt 700.89 56.40
24 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa 885.77 53.29
25 South Valley University Egypt 636.85 52.49
26 Alexandria University Egypt 2550.15 52.24
27 Assiut University Egypt 1588.64 50.41
28 University of Sfax Tunisia 2355.30 49.79
29 University of Yaounde I Cameroon 876.33 49.72
30 Minia University Egypt 694.79 48.36

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