NWU continues to shine in rankings

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 06/24/2020 - 16:28

NWU continues to shine in rankings

The North-West University (NWU) continues its good run in international rankings. The university has now also been ranked among the best 101 to 150 universities out of more than 350 universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

This is the first time the NWU appears in this particular ranking, which focuses on universities that are 50 years old or younger. The latest ranking was published on 24 June 2020.

The THE Young University Rankings include universities from 60 countries. They apply the same methodology as THE’s World University Rankings to assess research-intensive universities. The rankings take into account teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and the international outlook of universities. The weightings are recalibrated from the THE’s other rankings to reflect the profile and mission of young universities.

This latest success follows on the NWU’s previous achievements in the world rankings. These include being ranked in the top 4,7% of 20 000 international universities by the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) on 8 June this year (http://news.nwu.ac.za/nwu-again-ranked-among-cream-crop).

Other placings are among the top five South African universities in the THE Emerging Economies ranking, which was released in February 2020 (http://news.nwu.ac.za/nwu-among-top-5-sa-universities-emerging-economies-ranking), and being placed in the top five and top seven of local universities in the THE World University Rankings for law studies and business economics respectively in November last year (http://news.nwu.ac.za/nwu-consistently-among-top-sa-universities-rankings).

Prof Dan Kgwadi, vice-chancellor and principal of the NWU, remarks that the university’s performance in both research and teaching-learning continues to improve. He says the NWU is proud of its achievements in the rankings and celebrates the fact that it contributes to the NWU’s dream to be an internationally recognised university in Africa, distinguished for engaged scholarship, social responsiveness and an ethic of care. “We take these achievements with us on our journey to continued excellence in the higher-education sector.”

For more information visit the THE Young University Rankings website at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2020/youn...