2016 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University), South Africa 12.96 144
2 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 12.85 62
3 Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa 11.03 28
4 University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa 9.63 133
5 University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa 5.55 93
6 Rhodes University (RU), South Africa 2.05 18
7 University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa 1.85 9
8 Cadi Ayyad University (UCA), Morocco 1.85 75
9 University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa 1.84 10
10 University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 1.58 17
11 Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa 1.27 2
12 Tunis El Manar University (UTM), Tunisia 1.25 6
13 Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia 1.01 10
14 Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez (UEMF), Morocco 1.00 2
15 North-West University (NWU), South Africa 0.99 8
16 Assiut University, Egypt 0.97 5
17 American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt 0.90 4
18 Cairo University (CU), Egypt 0.74 22
19 University of Monastir (UM), Tunisia 0.73 3
20 Makerere University, Uganda 0.70 5
21 Université Mohammed Premier (UMP), Morocco 0.70 76
22 University of Science, Technique and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), Mali 0.69 4
23 British University in Egypt (BUE), Egypt 0.67 17
24 Abdelmalek Essaâdi University (UAE), Morocco 0.63 2
25 Mansoura University, Egypt 0.59 8
26 Ain Shams University, Egypt 0.58 23
27 University of Botswana (UB), Botswana 0.57 4
28 Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Senegal 0.55 9
29 University of Zambia, Zambia 0.55 2
30 Mohammed V University, Morocco 0.54 73
31 University of Carthage (UCAR), Tunisia 0.52 3
32 University of Batna, Algeria 0.50 1
32 Benbouali Hassiba University of Chlef (UHBC), Algeria 0.50 1
33 University of Ghana, Ghana 0.49 7
34 Tanta University, Egypt 0.49 6
35 Suez Canal University (SCU), Egypt 0.48 5
36 African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), South Africa 0.46 4
37 University of Bamako, Mali 0.41 4
38 South Valley University (SVU), Egypt 0.41 4
39 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Kouba (ENS-Kouba), Algeria 0.38 1
40 University of Gabès, Tunisia 0.36 1
41 University of Malawi, Malawi 0.35 6
42 University of Mauritius (UOM), Mauritius 0.33 1
43 University Hassan II Casablanca (UHII), Morocco 0.32 68
44 Constantine 1 University, Algeria 0.29 1
45 University of La Réunion, Reunion 0.26 7
46 Alexandria University, Egypt 0.26 3
47 Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Egypt 0.25 1
47 Marien Ngouabi University (UMNG), Congo 0.25 1
48 Nelson Mandela University (NMU), South Africa 0.25 4
49 Beni-Suef University (BSU), Egypt 0.24 3
50 University of Buea (UB), Cameroon 0.23 4
51 University of Nigeria (UNN), Nigeria 0.23 3
52 Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (USMBA), Morocco 0.23 2
53 University of Laghouat, Algeria 0.22 1
54 University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 0.22 2
55 University of Sfax, Tunisia 0.21 1
55 National School of Engineers of Sfax, Tunisia 0.21 1
56 Benha University, Egypt 0.21 3
57 University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN), Congo 0.21 2
58 University Ibn Tofaïl (UIT), Morocco 0.20 3
59 University of Science and Technology Houari Boumedienne (USTHB), Algeria 0.20 1
59 University of Badji Mokhtar-Annaba (UBMA), Algeria 0.20 1
59 University of Nairobi, Kenya 0.20 1
60 Université Sultan Moulay Slimane (USMS), Morocco 0.18 2
61 Al-Azhar University, Egypt 0.17 2
62 Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt 0.17 1
62 National University of Lesotho, Lesotho 0.17 1
62 Université Moulay-Ismaïl (UMI), Morocco 0.17 1
62 Egerton University, Kenya 0.17 1
62 Hassan II Mohammedia University (UH2MC), Morocco 0.17 1
63 University of Yaounde I (UYI), Cameroon 0.16 3
64 Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB), Ivory Coast 0.15 3
65 Pwani University (PU), Kenya 0.14 1
66 University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa 0.14 2
67 University of Sadat City (USC), Egypt 0.14 2
68 Minia University, Egypt 0.14 3
69 University of Ghardaia, Algeria 0.13 1
69 Abdou Moumouni University (UAM), Niger 0.13 1
69 University of Douala, Cameroon 0.13 1
69 Copperbelt University, Zambia 0.13 1
70 Réseau Universitaire de Physique des Hautes Energies (RUPHE), Morocco 0.12 68
71 Université Pédagogique Nationale (UPN), Congo 0.11 1
72 University of Kabianga, Kenya 0.11 1
72 University of Mascara, Algeria 0.11 1
73 Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria 0.11 1
74 National School of Biotechnology "Toufik Khaznadar" (ENSB), Algeria 0.10 2
75 Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), Egypt 0.10 1
76 Sohag University, Egypt 0.09 2
77 Zagazig University, Egypt 0.09 2
78 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya 0.08 2
79 Fayoum University (FU), Egypt 0.08 16
80 Technical University of Kenya (TUK), Kenya 0.08 1
81 Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (UGANC), Guinea 0.08 2
82 University of Namibia (UNAM), Namibia 0.07 3
83 Kwara State University (KWASU), Nigeria 0.07 1
83 Manouba University (UMA), Tunisia 0.07 1
84 University of Béjaïa, Algeria 0.06 1
85 University of Abuja, Nigeria 0.06 2
86 Maseno University, Kenya 0.06 1
86 University of Zimbabwe (UZ), Zimbabwe 0.06 1
87 Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Nigeria 0.05 1
88 Université Omar Bongo, Gabon 0.05 1
89 Damanhour University, Egypt 0.05 1
90 Université de Mbandaka (Unimba), Congo 0.04 1
91 University of Lagos (Unilag), Nigeria 0.04 1
92 Djillali Liabes University (UDL), Algeria 0.03 1
92 Menoufia University, Egypt 0.03 1
93 Redeemer's University Nigeria (RUN), Nigeria 0.03 4
94 Haramaya University, Ethiopia 0.02 1
95 University of Venda (UNIVEN), South Africa 0.02 1
96 University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Nigeria 0.02 1
97 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana 0.02 1
98 Eastern Polytechnic College, Sierra Leone 0.01 1
99 University of Sierra Leone (USL), Sierra Leone 0.01 1
100 Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Nigeria 0.01 1
100 Ecole Nationale des Eaux et Forêts de Mbalmayo, Cameroon 0.01 1
100 Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Uganda 0.01 1
101 University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria 0.01 1
102 University of the Gambia (UTG), Gambia 0.01 1
103 Bingham University, Nigeria 0.00 1
104 Helwan University (HU), Egypt 0.00 8
105 Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania 0.00 1
106 Suez University, Egypt 0.00 12
107 Lagos State University (LASU), Nigeria 0.00 1

Footnote

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