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UCT leads UKZN on global research ranking

TMG Digital | 2017-05-18 17:48:47.0
Students at UCT in Cape Town.
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With a score of 393‚ the University of Cape Town has won recognition from an influential Dutch ranking for its academic research output.

UCT is also tops in Africa‚ followed by the University of Cairo.

Next of the South African universities on the list are the University of KwaZulu-Natal (436th place overall and 3rd in Africa)‚ followed by Wits (468)‚ Stellenbosch (469) and the University of Pretoria (483).

The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017 includes 902 universities from 54 different countries worldwide.

These are all universities worldwide that have produced at least 1000 Web of Science indexed publications in the period 2012–2015. Only so-called core publications are counted‚ which are publications in international scientific journals. Also‚ only research articles and review articles are taken into account. Other types of publications are not considered.

The top 10 are the universities of Harvard‚ Toronto‚ Zhejiang‚ Michigan‚ Shanghai Jiao Tong‚ John Hopkins‚ Sao Paulo‚ Stanford‚ Seoul and Tokyo.

See UCT's scoring here.

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017

The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017 offers key insights into the scientific performance of over 900 major universities worldwide. A sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators provides statistics on the scientific impact of universities and on universities' involvement in scientific collaboration.




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