Top 25 institutions / Africa

Regional tables are ordered by change in WFC from 2012 to 2015. Also shown are WFCs for 2015, the total number of articles (Count), and the percentage change in WFC from 2012 to 2015.

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2015 Institution WFC 2015
1 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 13.28
2 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University), South Africa 12.54
3 National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), South Africa 3.80
4 Rhodes University (RU), South Africa 2.77
5 University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa 4.07
6 Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa 11.61
7 University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa 3.54
8 Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa 1.27
9 North-West University (NWU), South Africa 1.81
10 Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Senegal 1.18
11 Cadi Ayyad University (UCA), Morocco 1.84
12 Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), South Africa 1.18
13 Université Euro-Méditerranéenne de Fès (UEMF), Morocco 1.00
14 University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 1.68
15 Research Institute of Health Sciences (IRSS), Burkina Faso 1.09
16 Tunis El Manar University (UTM), Tunisia 1.14
17 SKA South Africa, South Africa 0.87
18 African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), South Africa 0.81
19 Save the Elephants, Kenya 0.67
20 Institut Supérieur d’Education et de Formation Continue, Tunisia 0.60
21 Université Mohammed Premier (UMP), Morocco 0.69
22 Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Morocco 0.63
23 Benbouali Hassiba University of Chlef (UHBC), Algeria 0.50
23 Mawana Game Reserve, South Africa 0.50
23 University of Zululand (UNIZILU), South Africa 0.50

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.