images courtesy of Victor Matara

The World University Rankings according to Times Higher Education has been announced and as they usually do, they have listed the best universities in the world.

Needless to say, Ivy League schools made the cut but Oxford which was the number one school of 2019 retained its position. The top 10 schools stacked up like this:


University of Oxford
California Institute of Technology
University of Cambridge
Stanford University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Princeton University
Harvard University
Yale University
University of Chicago
Imperial College London

No African University made it to the list of the world’s best. However, that does not mean we do not have good universities on the motherland. So going through the list to stack up the best African schools, we came up with a list of 10 schools. Question is, how do Kenyan universities lie on the totem pole?
Is there a Kenyan school that is a beacon of higher education on the continent? Well, there are South African schools, Nigerian schools, Uganda too is represented as is Egypt then we are done.

No Kenyan universities made the top 10 cut. Check out the complete top 10 list below:

1. University of Cape Town (South Africa)
2. University of the Witwatersrand (SA)
3. Stellenbosch University (SA)
4. University of Kwazulu-Natal (SA)
5. Makerere University (Uganda)
6. American University in Cairo (Egypt)
7. Beni Suef University (Egypt)
8. Covenant University (Nigeria)
9. University of Ibadan (Nigeria)
10. University of Johannesburg (South Africa)

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