UCT is the highest ranked university in Africa in the five major world university rankings. It also ranks 10th in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings.

UCT is one of 39 institutions among the top 200 globally that are led by women, according to the THE World University Rankings 2020.

UCT ranked 39th on the 2020 THE list of the 200 most international universities. This highlights UCT’s strong global reputation and its representation of international staff and students.

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