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African Universities Score Poorly in World Rankings!

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    African varsities score poorly in world rankings

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    A past graduation ceremony at Africa University, Nairobi. Kenyan universities again fared dismally in the seventh world universities ranking released on Thursday by the British Times Higher Education.​


    By BENJAMIN MUINDI,
    Posted Thursday, September 16 2010 at 21:09


    Kenyan universities again fared dismally in the seventh world universities ranking released on Thursday by the British Times Higher Education.
    Africa only produced the University of Cape Town in South Africa and Alexandria in Egypt in the top 200 slots globally.

    Harvard, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford and Princeton — all American — scooped the top five slots.

    Others in the top 10 were Cambridge, Oxford, University of California Berkeley, Imperial College of London and Yale.

    Five elements of higher education were considered, including the volume of research undertaken and how the institutions were relevant to the job market.

    Others were the number of students admitted against that of academic staff, diversity on campus — a sign of how global an institution is in its outlook, and the impact of the research conducted.

    “The ability of a university to attract the very best staff from across the world is key to global success,” said lead researcher Ann Mroz.

    “Essentially a form of staff-to-student ratio is employed as a proxy for teaching quality,” she added.

    The teaching category also examined the ratio of PhDs to bachelor’s degrees awarded by each institution.

    “Institutions with a high density of research students are more knowledge-intensive, and the presence of an active post-graduate community is a marker of a research-led teaching environment.”

    On research, the survey said the number of papers published in academic journals were considered as it gave an idea of an institution’s ability to get papers published in quality peer-reviewed journals.

    “Institutions that published fewer than 50 papers a year have been excluded from the ranking,” the survey said, signifying the reason why Kenyan universities, and the region in general, may have scored so badly. “African universities face enormous challenges,” argued Prof Goolam Mohamedbhai, former secretary general of the Association of African Universities.

    “Africa inherited an education system that was a carbon copy of its colonisers. It is now expected to compete on a completely non-level playing field. Not only is this unfair, it is also inappropriate.”

    South Africa is the exception, the continent’s only higher education bright spot.

    The University of Cape Town was ranked 107th among the global top 200 institutions.

    But it is not all gloom in Kenya as another ranking — webometrics — that judges according to the information available on the Internet for each university placed four local universities among the top 100 in the continent.

    The universities are Nairobi (24), Strathmore (32), Moi (74) and Kenyatta (80). The objective of the ranking is to promote web publication by universities.

    But Prof Mohamedbhai argues that African universities do not need to be ranked in the global setting.

    “Their mission should be to produce the appropriate manpower required for Africa’s development, to undertake research that is of direct relevance to Africa.”

    He adds: “This may not be acceptable for publication in the best scientific journals — and to reach out to assist the communities in the many challenges they are facing, especially poverty reduction.”

    Daily Nation:*- News*|African varsities score poorly in world rankings
     
  2. RAJ PATEL JR

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    UDOM was supposed to be among the top 20 best universities in the world
     
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    Mkuu, Did you not forget at least one zero?
     
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    Hawafananishi Majengo Mkuu!.
     
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    Kwa nchi kama Tz, kila kitu kinaendeshewa kisiasa,bodi ya mikopo, lecturers na maamuzi mengi ya bodi za vyuo yanafanywa kisiasa zaidi.Mfano mzuri ni mwaka huu vyuo havifunguliwi mpaka uchaguzi upite,gap la miezi miwili hilo,haliwezi kufidiwa.
    Mpaka ifikie wakati tuweze kutenganisha siasa na mambo mengine yenye maslahi kwa taifa kama elimu,hapo ndipo tutaweza kupiga hatua mbele.
     
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    generally most african universities will keep on dropping the ranking due to politics introduced in these institutions!
     
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    Hili sio la kushangaza sana hasa kwa mtu mwenye ufahamu kidogo.

    Kiukweli ukiangalia vigezo vinavyotumika katika kutafuta ubora wa universities, haitakaa itokee chuo katika Tanzania yetu hii kikaingia katika top 20 au hata hizo top 200 kama hakutakuwa na hatua za makusudi kabisa zitakazo chukuliwa katika kulikabili hili. Hii inatokana na ukweli kwamba Serekali inamchango mkubwa sana katika kuweka au kufanikisha maendeleo bora ya Universities zake, hii inaaminika popote pale ulimwenguni.

    Kwa hapa kwetu bado hili halijapewa kipaumbele si kipaumbele cha kifedha tu bali hata mipango thabiti yenye utaratibu sawia haipo. Ndio maana hakuna utaratibu katika kuhakikisha kila mwaka tunaongeza idadi fulani ya PHD's katika wakufunzi wetu ndani ya vyuo vyetu. Wewe unayesoma utakuwa shahidi, serekali inatembea kifua mbele kwa kuongeza idadi ya wanafunzi katika vyuo na sekondari zake lakini haianishi imeongeza vipi maabara, Copmuter, Vitendea kazi kwa wakufunzi waliopo na idadi ya walimu na wakufunzi katika vyuo. Ubora wa hii elimu tunayozungimza utatoka wapi?????

    Kwa wale wasiofahamu
    Nchi zilizoendelea kama UK, USA, Canada na Russia zimejiwekea mifumo inayo shabihiana, wanafunzi katika vyuo vyao wanapata mafunzo ya vitendo, bila wasiwasi na moja kati ya vitu walivyo fanikiwa i kuwapana wawekezaji katika kutoa nafasi katika nyanja mbalimbali kwa wanafunzi wanaotoka masomoni. Huku kwetu kupata sehemu ya kufanyia field ni tatizo.

    Hebuni niambieni, mwanafunzi kutoka pale UDSM, au Chuoa cha madini Dodoma anayesomea mabo ya madini atafanya mafuzo ya vitendio wapi kama sio migodini??? Leo hii Barrick walioshikilia migodi karibu yote hawa taki kutoa nafasi kwa wanafunzi hao, Je ubora wao haupo mashakani????

    Mfano mzuri ni huu, Hivi punde mara baada ya kuanzishwa kwa University of Dodoma (UDOM), wametoka wakufunzi wengi kutoka vyuo mbalimbali nchi, na kwa takwimu zilizopo UDSM, SUA,Mzumbe n.k vimetoa wakufunzi wengi sana kwenda kushika vitengo mbalimbali UDOM, jambo ambalo linazidi kuvifanya vyuo hivyo kupungukiwa wakufunzi katika fani mbalimbali hasa za sayansi.

    Hili ni sawa na kutoa hela mfuko wa kushoto na kuweka mfuko wa kulia na kutembea kifua mbele ukijigamba umepata hela. Huu ni Ujuha

    Ifike sehemu wanachi tena, wazawa watanzania tupange vitu vya msingi vinavyohusu mustakabali wa taifa letu. Kenya wakwisha anza na ni hivi punde tu baada ya suala la katiba kuisha wataingia katika masula ya elimu na mambo mbalimbali, sitashangaa kuona wanatuacha mbali nyuma.

    Tatizo kubwa lipo kwa watanzania wenyewe wengi wetu hatujui ninini hitaji letu katika wakati uliopo na ninini hitaji letu mbele ya kesho yetu.

    We must be serious as well as working hard, if we real dreams on the best things...., no one will work for us unless ourselvers. Tunayo leo, ndio maana tunazungumzia Kesho, na Kesho yetu itakuwa kwa sababu Jana yake ilikuwepo. Ubora wa Kesho yako unategemeana na ninini ulikifanya Jana kabla ya kuingia hiyo Kesho yenyewe.
     
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    African ranking, there are only 5 universities in the top 1000 world ranking, all from SA.
     
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    oh - my - word!!!!!!!
     
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    Hey, why are you attacking me like I cooked up that info, this is the source: (mind you; The ranking is the Latest - July 2010)

    World Universities' ranking on the Web: Top Africa

    Another thing, Kenyan Universities are not the worst, simply because UON comes after Makerere and Dar-Uni does not mean that you have the best universities, indeed, Kenya has 5 entries in the Top 100 (with over 40 ranked in the top 12000) while Tanzania and Uganda have only 1 each.
     
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    Mkuu naona hapo inasema Top African Universities on the web (This ranking is edited by InternetLab (Observatorio de Ciencia y Tecnologia en Internet), a research body of the Spanish Research Council. Starting from the assumption that the Web has become one of the main sources to obtain information on academic and scientific activities, these rankings are based on several "webometrics" indicators: size, visibility, popularity and number of rich files.
     
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    Ahh U!! Ahh U!!! Ahh U-C-T!!!!!!!
    Ahh U!! Ahh U!!! Ahh U-C-T!!!!!!!
    Ahh U!! Ahh U!!! Ahh U-C-T!!!!!!!


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    msimuoneee, ikiwa ni top african, kwani inawezekana chuo kikawa kizuri kwa africa halafu kibaya kwa dunia, si wanachukua ranking zilezile za duina...Nairobi university is the third in east africa. Makerere has overtaken University of Dar just these past two years, Dar was the best in East africa. Kenya hawawezi kuringana na yeyote hapa east africa, kwasababu elimu yao ni mfu. inakujaje kichwani mtu anaingia university baada ya kufika form four...thats rediculous....Uganda and tz wanasoma form one to form six ndio wanaenda chuo. ndio maana ni watu waliofeli tz tu ndo wanaenda kujiunga na vyuo vya Kenya, waliofaulu hawawezi kwenda kusoma kenya hata siku moja. wana elimu laini isiyo na thamani sana wanachofurahia ni kujaza wanafunzi ili waonekane kama wanao wasomi wengi, kumbe wasomi wao ni mabom.
     
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    Afadhali ungesoma hapa
    Ranking Web of World universities: Top 12000 World Ranking na hapa:
    Ranking Web of World universities: Top Africa


    CONTINENT RANK
    UNIVERSITY
    COUNTRY
    WORLD RANK​
    SIZE VISIBILITYRICH FILESSCHOLAR 1University of Cape Town[​IMG]340 328 368 450 395 2Stellenbosch University[​IMG]538 686 968 395 186 3University of Pretoria[​IMG]539 452 1,015 756 53 4University of the Witwatersrand[​IMG]808 1,733 989 821 359 5University of Kwazulu Natal[​IMG]904 921 1,371 892 549 6Rhodes University[​IMG]1,024 1,151 1,248 1,398 571 7University of the Western Cape[​IMG]1,124 1,391 1,531 1,037 864 8University of South Africa[​IMG]1,219 982 2,181 1,867 208 9University of Johannesburg[​IMG]1,422 4,026 1,267 2,510 457 10Cairo University[​IMG]1,604 1,765 1,945 2,055 1,206 11American University in Cairo[​IMG]1,657 2,002 1,646 1,934 1,974 12University of the Free State[​IMG]1,750 1,487 3,457 1,248 1,034 13Makerere University[​IMG]2,158 1,355 4,181 2,840 827 14Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar[​IMG]2,175 1,102 2,980 2,412 2,902 15University of Khartoum[​IMG]2,208 3,480 1,397 6,184 2,367 16Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University[​IMG]2,304 1,831 2,239 2,739 3,811 17Mansoura University[​IMG]2,728 2,365 4,109 2,392 2,261 18Ain Shams University[​IMG]2,825 3,874 4,867 4,402 373 19Al Akhawayn University Ifrane[​IMG]2,904 2,293 4,391 1,819 3,289 20Université Cadi Ayyad[​IMG]2,996 2,474 4,067 1,701 4,349 21University of Mauritius[​IMG]3,067 2,336 4,254 2,525 3,380 22University of Dar Es Salaam[​IMG]3,118 2,888 3,573 4,050 3,091 23Cape Peninsula University of Technology[​IMG]3,154 4,215 4,862 3,750 1,123 24Addis Ababa University[​IMG]3,166 3,051 4,866 5,010 1,203 25North West University[​IMG]3,175 5,408 3,964 4,181 1,379 26University of Nairobi[​IMG]3,190 1,905 4,119 3,447 3,809 27Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen[​IMG]3,207 1,835 5,205 2,628 3,033 28National University of Rwanda[​IMG]3,330 4,247 2,597 7,210 3,348 29University of Namibia[​IMG]3,364 2,833 4,821 3,605 2,557 30University of Zimbabwe[​IMG]3,368 2,966 4,735 4,653 2,049 31Strathmore University Nairobi[​IMG]3,556 2,555 4,547 3,692 3,813 32University of Botswana[​IMG]3,646 3,567 4,695 5,802 2,196 33Faculté des Sciences Rabat[​IMG]3,750 4,250 7,763 1,592 1,686 34École Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs[​IMG]3,768 3,072 4,850 2,438 5,019 35Polytechnic of Namibia[​IMG]3,838 2,984 7,153 2,991 1,941 36Université Mentouri de Constantine[​IMG]3,853 2,731 7,931 3,259 1,348 37Université de Ouagadougou[​IMG]4,024 2,846 4,628 4,041 5,239 38Assiut University[​IMG]4,190 3,403 7,225 3,386 2,347 39University of Ghana[​IMG]4,224 2,630 3,182 8,493 7,977 40Université Virtuelle de Tunis[​IMG]4,349 2,329 5,623 3,825 5,850 41Durban University of Technology[​IMG]4,392 4,667 7,765 5,164 1,116 42Université Senghor d'Alexandrie[​IMG]4,396 8,393 2,360 6,022 7,113 43Helwan University[​IMG]4,410 3,795 4,694 4,264 5,929 44German University in Cairo[​IMG]4,530 5,934 6,641 2,951 2,872 45Université de Batna[​IMG]4,658 3,731 7,264 3,353 3,677 46Université Mohammed Premier Oujda *[​IMG]4,667 3,473 6,777 2,074 6,493 47Zagazig University[​IMG]4,691 5,717 5,861 4,061 3,738 48Universidade Eduardo Mondlane[​IMG]4,696 5,735 4,176 6,337 5,222 49Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport[​IMG]4,921 6,747 4,235 6,385 5,076 50Université M'Hamed Bougara de Boumerdes[​IMG]5,059 4,015 8,260 2,467 4,395 51Université Abdelmalek Essaadi *[​IMG]5,172 3,863 6,627 2,722 8,258 52Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene[​IMG]5,219 5,300 6,462 6,032 3,721 53Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology ***[​IMG]5,246 2,589 4,849 7,488 10,216 54Sudan University of Science & Technology[​IMG]5,387 3,993 9,463 3,483 2,876 55University of Ilorin[​IMG]5,484 6,312 10,550 3,620 1,045 56Université Hassiba Ben Bouali[​IMG]5,520 806 11,218 4,799 3,693 57University of Zululand[​IMG]5,537 8,330 7,740 5,498 1,869 58Université Mohammed V Souissi[​IMG]5,566 3,925 6,791 3,713 7,977 59Université Djillali Liabes[​IMG]5,611 4,483 7,158 3,001 7,603 60University of Zambia[​IMG]5,681 5,572 3,810 11,295 9,063 61Obafemi Awolowo University[​IMG]5,756 5,455 7,028 5,486 4,704 62Université Badji Mokhtar Annaba[​IMG]5,762 1,399 7,247 8,020 8,570 63Université Saad Dahlab Blida[​IMG]5,777 7,093 5,440 5,172 6,685 64École Supérieure des Communications de Tunis[​IMG]5,859 7,996 7,206 4,885 3,525 65University of Malawi[​IMG]5,863 6,873 6,528 7,359 3,853 66University of Jos[​IMG]5,882 7,260 9,184 5,743 1,588 67Alexandria University[​IMG]5,882 5,661 5,668 6,165 7,253 68University of Lagos[​IMG]5,936 5,138 9,158 6,677 2,294 69Tshwane University of Technology[​IMG]5,936 6,214 6,672 4,098 6,630 70Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem[​IMG]5,998 4,871 7,107 8,098 4,504 71École du Patrimoine Africain[​IMG]6,040 6,866 4,441 7,010 10,216 72University of Fort Hare[​IMG]6,149 5,296 6,416 5,990 7,443 73Université Mohammed V Agdal[​IMG]6,196 3,322 7,919 3,569 10,216 74Moi University[​IMG]6,275 6,343 6,188 6,556 6,836 75Université d'Alger[​IMG]6,275 4,695 5,823 6,873 10,216 76Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II[​IMG]6,304 4,401 6,134 6,644 10,216 77University of Benin[​IMG]6,324 5,266 4,279 15,378 9,063 78Université Hassan II Mohammadia[​IMG]6,337 6,802 6,044 5,665 7,749 79University of Ibadan[​IMG]6,425 6,259 4,977 8,495 10,216 80Kenyatta University[​IMG]6,464 5,019 7,371 4,926 8,258 81Université de Nouakchott[​IMG]6,518 5,990 6,155 5,509 10,216 82University of Garyounis *[​IMG]6,681 8,855 7,916 6,797 3,425 83Université Mohamed Khider Biskra[​IMG]6,718 6,762 6,024 5,894 10,216 84Université d'Oran[​IMG]6,796 7,758 7,121 5,013 7,113 85British University in Egypt[​IMG]6,822 7,384 9,902 4,700 3,089 86Al Azhar Al-Sharif Islamic Research Academy[​IMG]6,830 5,363 5,745 10,135 10,216 87Minufiya University[​IMG]6,869 6,370 7,992 4,832 7,113 88College of Medicine University of Malawi[​IMG]6,914 8,380 9,824 7,054 2,048 89University of Tanta[​IMG]6,928 7,450 7,091 5,319 7,977 90Mogadishu University[​IMG]6,941 10,066 3,376 17,090 10,216 91Université Ferhat Abbas Setif[​IMG]6,993 6,721 10,046 5,613 3,193 92Mauritius Institute of Education[​IMG]7,013 6,542 6,313 8,253 9,063 93Vaal University of Technology[​IMG]7,083 4,818 8,982 5,956 6,493 94Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d'Oran Mohamed Boudiaf[​IMG]7,099 5,920 8,636 3,906 8,570 95École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et d'Analyse des Systemes Ensias[​IMG]7,137 9,610 6,989 10,808 4,082 96Université Ibn Tofail Kenitra[​IMG]7,137 2,061 9,566 5,958 10,216 97Egerton University[​IMG]7,153 11,210 6,588 6,301 5,850 98Université Hassan II Ain-Chock[​IMG]7,165 3,934 7,854 7,645 10,216 99University of Nigeria Nsukka[​IMG]7,170 4,055 10,766 5,781 4,305 100Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Fes[​IMG]7,196 6,529 6,904 6,456 10,216
     
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    Same source as yours, maybe you did not notice I have ranked East African Countries only. I have the source posted at post #14
     
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