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Makerere university ranked 5th best African university and the best in EastAFrica

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According to the latest world university ranking by Times higher Education, Makerere university kampala has been the 5th best university in Africa and the best in E.Africa. The Ranking places Makerere together with Mansoura university in Egypt, the university of Ibadan, Nigeria and Durban university of Technology in South Africa among others in the same position.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the vice-chancellor of Makerere said, the ranking means the institution is on the right course despite attempts by “detractors ” to disrupt the strategy.

“We are on the course to become a research-intensive university. We still have few non performers whom we need to get rid of and we will be unstoppable. The Forbes institute this year recognized Makerere as the university that produces the best entrepreneurial graduates, “. Prof. Nawangwe said.

The ranking included more than 1500 universities across 93 countries and regions. The best universities in the world based on the rankings are Oxford university,Stanford university and Harvard university. The Ranking also places Makerere university medical school as the 2nd best in Africa and the survey is based on the following performance areas of teaching ;

Research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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