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The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been announced as the continent’s best university. This is according to the annual Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022 report.

The company ranked 1,300 academic institutions from around the world of which nine of them were from South Africa.

With UCT claiming the top spot in both the country and the continent even though it fell six places compared to its previous year’s ranking, it was followed by the University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The best university in the world was once again the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. It’s the 10th consecutive year that MIT has been named the world’s best.

The University of Oxford in the United Kingdom came in second followed by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and Stanford University in the United States tied for third place.

According to their website, QS uses six performance indicators to evaluate universities in its world rankings: Academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty member, faculty-to-student ratio, international staff ratio and international student ratio.

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