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UKZN rated as one of the leading universities in South Africa


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By Ashok Ramsarup :: One of South Africa’s leading higher learning educational institutions – the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been ranked among the top three universities in the country.

The announcement has been made by the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) in a new ranking by the Informatics Institute at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey.

The accomplishment by the 112-year-old university has been described as important, as it positions UKZN as a leading institution both nationally and globally.

In terms of the ranking, UKZN is now placed at 358. It is recognized for its achievements, including, excellence, outstanding research and African scholarship.

The URAP ranking system mainly hones in on academic quality. More than 3000 Higher Education institutions, including more than 60 specialized subjects were assessed globally.

The rankings were released recently by URAP, which is a non-profit organization, established in 2009.

The organization’s objective is to develop a ranking system for the world universities based on academic performance, reflecting the quality and quantity of their scholarly publications.

UKZN has lauded the academic staff and students for their invaluable contributions in recognition and dedication to the achievement.

The university says as a research-intensive institution their contributions underpin the excellent standing and positioning of the University of KwaZulu-Natal at a global level.

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