World rankings


  • 1st in Africa 12345

  • 160th in the world 1

  • =237th in the world 2
  • =125th in the world 3
  • 270th in the world 4
  • 201–300 in the world 5
UCT world rankings
  • 1 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023
  • 2 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2023
  • 3 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings 2022–2023 
  • 4 Center for World University Rankings 2022–2023
  • 5 ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022

Reputation Rankings


THE Reputation Rankings 2022 6   (176–200)

 

Most international universities in the World Rankings 


THE Most international universities in the World Rankings 2023 
 (57th in the World)

 

 

Impact rankings


 

Overall rank

  • 101–200 in overall rankings7
  • 7THE Impact Rankings 2022

Individual SDG ranks

  • SDG 1 – No Poverty7=31
  • SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being7(201—200)
  • SDG 5 – Gender Equality7=37
  • SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities7(101-200)
  • SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions795
  • SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals755

 

 

Subject rankings


 

Top 20


  • Development studies(12th in the world)

Top 50


  • Infectious diseases10(24th in the world)
  • Environmental science & engineering11(24th in the world)
  • Sport science schools and departments12(49th in the world)

Top 100


  • Anthropology9(51–100 range)
  • Clinical and health8(77th in the world)
  • Clinical medicine11(76 –100 range)
  • Geography9(51–100 range)
  • Immunology10(51st in the world)
  • Medicine9(94th in the world)
  • Mining & mineral engineering11(76–100 range)
  • Oceanography11(51–75 range)
  • Public, environmental and occupational health10(51st in the world)
  • Public health11(76–100 range)
  • Psychiatry/Psychology 10(90th in the world)
  • Social sciences and public health 10(66th in the world)
Subject rankings graph
  • 8 THE Subject Rankings 2023
  • 9 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023
  • 10 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings for Subjects 2022-2023
  • 11 ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022
  • 12 ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2022

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