UCT has held its position at ninth place in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings and is the top university in Africa.
South Africa has nine universities in the Emerging Economies Rankings, up from eight last year, and retains seven in the top 200.
For the Emerging Economies Rankings, THE uses the same 13 performance indicators as for their World University Rankings to judge a university’s strengths across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
However, the weightings are recalibrated to better reflect the characteristics and priorities of universities in emerging economies. More weighting is given to a university’s industry links and international outlook, for example.
UCT’s scores in the teaching and research categories increase, as did its reputation survey scores, which are the most prominent within these categories.