The education system in South Africa strongly outperformed it, pushing it to compete with different higher education systems around the world, ranking 30th in the QS classification of the most powerful higher education systems in the world, ahead of the education systems in prominent countries such as Norway, Turkey and Poland, and it includes higher education institutions in South Africa. About 800,000 students, including 60,000 international students, South African universities have also succeeded in appearing in the international university rankings. Eight universities have appeared in the ranking, and nine of them are in the QS classification.
In the BRICS ranking, 8 universities from South Africa appeared in the BRICS ranking of THE website, and 11 of them appeared in the QS BRICS ranking, and among the most prominent universities that appeared in the QS ranking for universities around the world was this group:
University of Cape Town
The University of Cape Town is one of the ten best universities in the world in the field of development studies, as it won the tenth place in the classification of the world’s universities according to this specialization, and ranked 191 in the world university rankings, and fourteenth in the BRICS classification, and the university was founded in 1829, and includes more From 26,000 students, the number of international students has reached about 5,000 students from more than 100 countries. The university offers various study programs in different disciplines, including health sciences, law, engineering and humanities.
University of the Witwatersrand
The University of Witwater Sarand is one of Africa’s leading universities in the fields of research. More than 85% of the research carried out by the university has been published in accredited international scientific journals. The university has also ranked eighteenth in the world in the field of development studies, and the center 359 in the international rankings of universities. The 26th in the BRICS ranking, dating back to the year 1896, and today it has more than 32,000 students, a third of whom are graduate students.
Stellenbosch University is one of the oldest universities in South Africa, dating back to the seventeenth century, but its official establishment took place in 1918, and it ranked forty-second in the world in the field of development studies, 395 in the world university rankings, and thirty-fifth place in the BRICS ranking. Its students are more than 27,000, nearly a third of them are graduate students, and the number of international students exceeds 3,000 students from more than 70 countries around the world.