NWU improves its teaching in rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked the North-West University (NWU) among the top seven local universities in their latest World University Rankings.

The ranking agency released the rankings for their 2023 cycle on 27 September. It places the NWU in the 601 to 800 category - the same as in last year’s ranking.

Compared to last year, the NWU improved its placing overall in the teaching, industry income and international outlook areas.

The World University Rankings, which are considered to be the largest and most diverse of their kind, evaluated 1 904 universities across 108 countries and regions. This is the fifth year that the NWU has participated in these rankings.

Prof Bismark Tyobeka, principal and vice-chancellor of the NWU, says rankings are always good benchmarks for comparing the impact and relevance of the NWU with those of other universities, locally and abroad.

“Our research and teaching and learning strategies and programmes keep us competitive compared to the best universities internationally.”

Calibrated performance indicators determine rankings                         

The THE World University Rankings evaluate research-intensive universities across all their core missions, which include teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

According to THE, it uses 18 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons that are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. The 18 performance indicators are grouped in five areas: teaching, the research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook.

For more information about the 2024 THE World University Rankings, visit: World University Rankings 2024 | Times Higher Education (THE).

To read more about the NWU’s impressive achievements in international and national rankings, visit: https://www.nwu.ac.za/rankings.

Submitted on Mon, 10/02/2023 - 08:03