University of Cape Town has made the top 10 list of schools where Development Studies as a subject is well taught. The University came a joint 9th on the log made known in the sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released on Tuesday.
The rankings, which was published on TopUniversities.com, feature a record-breaking 42 disciplines, making it the largest-ever world subject rankings.
Four South African universities are in the top 50, while the University of Cape Town ranks in the top 10 for Development Studies.
South African universities are also acknowledged by QS as having improved their research impact.
The average score for South African universities in both of the the two metrics used to measure this indicator of university performance – citations per faculty and h-index -has increased year-on-year.
The average employer reputation score of South Africa’s universities also increases by nearly two percentage points, while the average academic reputation score increases by a fraction of a percentage point.
This surely signifies an improvement in the quality of education obtainable in Africa as a whole. South Africa surely is taking the lead in this regard.
We do hope that South Africa improves on this and does not rest on its success. Once again, Congratulations to the University of Cape Town.