Makerere University Ranked Third In Africa
By Serestino Tusingwire
Makerere University, the oldest in East African, has been ranked third in Africa according to the latest World University Rankings (2016-2017).
Makerere broke the South African dominance of the top five by coming in third after the University of Cape Town and the University of Witwatersrand.
Makerere is then followed by Stellenbosch University and the University of KwaZulu Natal respectively, both of South Africa, while it’s rival in the region, Nairobi University is 19th on the list.
The World University Rankings were generated from five pillars, each of which represents a key area of higher education excellence.
The pillars examined are teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.
Makerere’s strongest pillar was citations where it was ranked in the third decile at a score of 78% while the weakest pillar was teaching. Under the teaching reputation, Makerere was in the 910 position.
Research income to Makerere University academic staff was US$7,481 with pillar ranking at 731 while regarding international co-authorship, the university was in the 306 position.
Dr. Ssembatya who received the personalized institutional report, according to a press release issued by the University Public Relations Office said:
“This report indicates that although we scored low in the Teaching and Research pillars, our Citation Impact was still high. This shows that we have a very good chance of improving our ranking if we boost our funding to Teaching and Research activities.”
The world list is topped by the University of Oxford, followed by Califonia Institute of technology in the US.