The University of Zambia has been ranked 6th best university in Africa from 156 universities in 20 countries by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
At the global level, UNZA has been ranked in the 501-600 position out of 1,799 participating universities.
Announcing the development, UNZA Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Boniface Namangala, said that the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings included 1,799 universities from 104 countries and regions, making them the largest rankings in the year among the three known rankings.
Professor Namangala says the ranking analysis was based on 13 calibrated performance indicators to measure an institution’s performance across the major four areas namely; teaching, research, citations and international outlook.
In a statement issued by UNZA Communications and Marketing Department, the other top-ranked African universities that took part in the ranking include the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, the University of Witwatersrand the University of Cape Coast, Aswan University, the University of Ibadan, University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Lagos.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 include 1,799 universities across 104 countries and regions, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.
The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
This year’s ranking analysed over 121 million citations across more than 15.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 40,000 scholars globally.
Overall, they collected over 680,000 datapoints from more than 2,500 institutions that submitted data.
Trusted worldwide by students, teachers, governments and industry experts, this year’s league table reveals how the global higher education landscape is shifting.
The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the seventh consecutive year.
Harvard University remains in second place, but the University of Cambridge jumps from joint fifth last year to joint third.
The highest new entry is Italy’s Humanitas University, ranked in the 201-250 bracket.