Kampala 12 March 2021 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) strives to support its member universities to deliver quality education through cutting edge research, innovation and academic mobility to enable them rank higher globally. With the controversies surrounding University rankings, they have remained relevant in demonstrating the value of institutions of Higher Learning
According to the recently released QS Universities Rankings 2021, Seven (07) RUFORUM member Universities were ranked among the top 1000 Universities globally. In Africa, only six countries featured; South Africa (9), Egypt (9), Uganda (1), Ghana (1), Kenya (1) and Morocco (1)
This year’s QS World University Rankings reveals the top 1,000 universities from around the world, covering 80 different locations. A total of 22 universities in African are featured, with the majority (nine) found in South Africa and same number in Egypt. The existing policies in many Governments in Africa focus on increasing access to University Education, and as such the pressure from university stakeholders and beneficiaries to demonstrate value for money invested in Higher Education has made universities to consistently strive to do their best and show their relevance. This year like the previous ones, universities in South Africa and Egypt continue to dominate in Africa.
Below is a table highlighting RUFORUM member Universities among the top 1000 in Africa for QS Universities Rankings 2021,.