2019 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa 9.92 15.69 163 49.4%
2 Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa 10.87 15.15 51 31.6%
3 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University), South Africa 11.25 9.23 125 -22.6%
4 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 9.38 7.69 40 -22.6%
5 University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa 3.40 6.51 98 80.9%
6 University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 1.85 3.72 27 89.3%
7 Nelson Mandela University (NMU), South Africa 0.02 2.46 8 12,460.7%
8 University of Zululand (UNIZILU), South Africa 2.28 4 N/A
9 Ain Shams University, Egypt 2.30 2.16 30 -11.6%
10 University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa 1.11 2.06 9 75.4%
11 Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia 0.76 1.88 12 134.0%
12 Cadi Ayyad University (UCA), Morocco 0.42 1.73 71 291.8%
13 North-West University (NWU), South Africa 2.24 1.67 11 -29.6%
14 Rhodes University (RU), South Africa 1.13 1.49 13 24.6%
15 Cairo University (CU), Egypt 0.63 1.48 43 120.9%
16 University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa 1.44 1.16 18 -24.2%
17 Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa 2.72 1.14 6 -60.5%
18 University of La Réunion, Reunion 0.59 1.10 22 76.6%
19 University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa 0.25 1.03 6 289.7%
20 University of Jijel, Algeria 1.00 1 N/A
21 University of Yaounde I (UYI), Cameroon 0.69 0.89 7 21.2%
22 Tanta University, Egypt 0.12 0.79 11 531.8%
23 University of Béjaïa, Algeria 0.67 0.72 2 0.9%
24 Helwan University (HU), Egypt 0.06 0.71 38 1,033.1%
25 British University in Egypt (BUE), Egypt 0.76 0.71 47 -11.5%
26 University of Monastir (UM), Tunisia 0.97 0.70 2 -32.2%
27 University Ferhat Abbas of Setif (UFAS), Algeria 0.65 0.69 3 0.3%
28 Université Mohammed Premier (UMP), Morocco 0.16 0.69 68 293.5%
29 Mansoura University, Egypt 0.64 0.65 8 -4.8%
30 Suez University, Egypt 1.02 0.64 27 -40.9%
31 University of Malawi, Malawi 0.82 0.59 8 -31.4%
32 University of Antananarivo, Madagascar 1.13 0.57 5 -52.0%
33 Makerere University, Uganda 0.71 0.54 8 -28.3%
34 University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin 1.28 0.54 6 -60.2%
35 University of Botswana (UB), Botswana 0.54 4 N/A
36 Jimma Institute of Technology (JIT), Ethiopia 0.50 1 N/A
37 Tunis El Manar University (UTM), Tunisia 0.45 0.48 3 2.0%
38 Université Moulay-Ismaïl (UMI), Morocco 0.48 2 N/A
39 American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt 0.75 0.47 2 -41.3%
40 Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Senegal 0.48 0.46 7 -9.3%
41 Alexandria University, Egypt 0.48 0.43 9 -14.7%
42 Mohammed V University, Morocco 0.38 0.39 67 -2.1%
43 University of Carthage (UCAR), Tunisia 0.71 0.38 2 -49.8%
44 University of Maroua, Cameroon 0.37 2 N/A
45 University of Sousse, Tunisia 0.35 3 N/A
46 Suez Canal University (SCU), Egypt 0.10 0.34 3 204.2%
47 University of Dschang, Cameroon 0.17 0.33 3 88.8%
48 Abdelmalek Essaâdi University (UAE), Morocco 0.27 0.31 4 5.6%
49 University of Sfax, Tunisia 0.11 0.30 3 166.1%
50 University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 0.67 0.30 3 -57.6%
51 Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (UGANC), Guinea 0.01 0.29 2 2,488.8%
52 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana 0.01 0.27 4 2,533.3%
53 University of Kisangani (UNIKIS), Congo 0.05 0.26 2 443.8%
54 University of Science, Technique and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), Mali 1.16 0.26 4 -78.9%
55 Damietta University, Egypt 0.08 0.25 2 207.2%
56 University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria 0.35 0.23 2 -37.4%
57 Minia University, Egypt 0.88 0.22 3 -75.9%
58 University of Ziguinchor (UASZ), Senegal 0.13 0.22 1 67.8%
59 University of Nigeria (UNN), Nigeria 0.03 0.20 2 452.6%
60 University of Bouira, Algeria 0.20 1 N/A
61 University of Namibia (UNAM), Namibia 0.29 0.20 3 -34.4%
62 Beni-Suef University (BSU), Egypt 0.28 0.20 4 -34.2%
63 Zagazig University, Egypt 0.04 0.19 2 399.2%
64 Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou (UMMTO), Algeria 0.06 0.19 1 183.1%
64 Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku (USTM), Gabon 0.15 0.19 1 18.0%
65 University of Limpopo, South Africa 0.10 0.18 4 79.6%
66 University of Venda (UNIVEN), South Africa 0.18 4 N/A
67 University of Bamako, Mali 0.19 0.17 1 -14.8%
68 Oran University of Science and Technology - Mohamed Boudiaf (USTO MB), Algeria 0.30 0.17 1 -47.6%
68 Université Ibn Zohr, Morocco 0.23 0.17 1 -31.8%
68 Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK), Kenya 0.17 1 N/A
69 Assiut University, Egypt 0.13 0.16 3 21.8%
70 University of Rwanda, Rwanda 0.15 1 N/A
71 Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania 0.07 0.14 2 104.5%
72 University of Sadat City (USC), Egypt 0.14 1 N/A
73 Université Nangui Abrogoua (UNA), Ivory Coast 0.14 2 N/A
74 Menoufia University, Egypt 0.17 0.13 2 -24.2%
75 University of Lagos (Unilag), Nigeria 0.00 0.13 1 3,435.9%
76 Babcock University (BU), Nigeria 0.13 1 N/A
76 University of Zimbabwe (UZ), Zimbabwe 0.13 1 N/A
77 Lagos State University (LASU), Nigeria 0.00 0.12 2 11,041.4%
78 University of Badji Mokhtar-Annaba (UBMA), Algeria 0.42 0.12 1 -73.8%
78 University of Algiers 2, Algeria 0.12 1 N/A
79 Saint Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences (SFUCHAS), Tanzania 0.11 1 N/A
80 African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), South Africa 0.48 0.11 2 -78.3%
81 University Hassan II Casablanca (UHII), Morocco 0.04 0.11 62 133.0%
82 Benha University, Egypt 0.13 0.11 3 -20.3%
83 Al-Azhar University, Egypt 0.07 0.10 3 38.7%
84 Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB), Ivory Coast 0.15 0.10 3 -36.3%
85 Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco 0.07 0.10 1 32.1%
85 Kaimosi Friends University College (KAFUCO), Kenya 0.10 1 N/A
85 Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria 0.10 1 N/A
85 Damanhour University, Egypt 0.10 1 N/A
86 Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt 0.09 2 N/A
87 Chouaib Doukkali University (UCD), Morocco 0.06 0.08 1 25.8%
87 South Valley University (SVU), Egypt 0.08 1 N/A
87 Mwenge Catholic University (MWECAU), Tanzania 0.08 1 N/A
87 Université Catholique de Bukavu (UCB), Congo 0.08 1 N/A
88 Mohamed Lamine Debaghine Setif 2 University, Algeria 0.08 1 N/A
89 University of Khartoum, Sudan 0.56 0.07 1 -87.4%
90 Sinai University, Egypt 0.07 1 N/A
90 Université de Toliara, Madagascar 0.07 1 N/A
91 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya 0.03 0.07 3 97.1%
92 Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), Egypt 0.06 1 N/A
92 Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Egypt 0.06 1 N/A
93 University of Douala, Cameroon 0.20 0.06 2 -72.5%
94 University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Nigeria 0.22 0.05 2 -77.8%
95 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania 0.10 0.05 1 -52.8%
95 Sohag University, Egypt 1.48 0.05 1 -96.8%
95 University of Gondar (UOG), Ethiopia 0.05 1 N/A
96 University of Fort Hare (UFH), South Africa 0.05 2 N/A
97 Jimma University, Ethiopia 0.05 1 N/A
98 University of Mascara, Algeria 0.05 1 N/A
99 Hawassa University (HU), Ethiopia 0.23 0.04 2 -81.7%
100 Future University (FU), Sudan 0.04 1 N/A
101 Université Sultan Moulay Slimane (USMS), Morocco 0.17 0.04 1 -79.8%
102 Réseau Universitaire de Physique des Hautes Energies (RUPHE), Morocco 0.03 0.03 61 -3.3%
103 Université Chrétienne Bilingue du Congo (UCBC), Congo 0.03 1 N/A
104 University of Nairobi, Kenya 0.03 2 N/A
105 University of Tripoli (UT), Libya 0.17 0.02 1 -87.1%
105 The University of Dodoma, Tanzania 0.02 1 N/A
106 University of Gezira, Sudan 0.02 1 N/A
107 Eastern Polytechnic College, Sierra Leone 0.02 0.02 1 -10.3%
107 University of Sierra Leone (USL), Sierra Leone 0.04 0.02 1 -63.5%
108 University of Health and Allied Science (UHAS), Ghana 0.02 1 N/A
109 University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 0.04 0.01 1 -67.6%
110 University of Lomé, Togo 0.01 1 N/A
111 Constantine 1 University, Algeria 0.01 3 N/A
112 University of Tlemcen, Algeria 0.01 1 N/A
113 Karatina University, Kenya 0.01 1 N/A
114 Université d'Agriculture de Kétou (UNA), Benin 0.06 0.01 1 -91.9%
114 University of Buea (UB), Cameroon 0.17 0.01 1 -97.0%
114 Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Nigeria 0.01 1 N/A
114 College of African Wildlife Management (CAWM), Tanzania 0.01 1 N/A
115 University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon 0.17 0.00 1 -97.2%
116 University of Jos, Nigeria 0.00 1 N/A
117 Fayoum University (FU), Egypt 0.00 0.00 21 -0.3%

Footnote

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