Makerere drops in new university rankings

Makerere University Students Freedom Square.

Makerere University has dropped to 18th position on the African continent; marking a third consecutive year of free fall, according to uniRank’s 2021 rankings.

The 2021 edition shows that Makerere University is dropping in the rankings from 16th position in previous rankings.

The rankings are based on valid, unbiased and non-influenced web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the universities themselves.

Topping the list is the University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria; University of the Witwatersrand, Universiteit Stellenbosch and University of KwaZulu-Natal all from South Africa.

Others are The American University in Cairo fro (Egypt), North-West University (South Africa),
University of Johannesburg (South Africa), University of Nairobi (Kenya) and Cairo University in Egypt.

Makerere University was ranked 18 and best in Uganda while Kampala International University is ranked 55 on the continent and 2nd in the Country.

Makerere was at one time in the top three ranked universities in Africa.

Uganda Christian University is 72nd in Africa and 3rd in Uganda, Mbarara University of Science and Technology is 175 and 4th Uganda, while Kyambogo which is 193 on the continent ranked 5th Uganda.

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