DUT one of top 500 global universities, number one University of Technology in SA
Durban University of Technology named one of the top 500 universities of the Times Higher Education world university rankings of 2021. This means that it is now the number one University of Technology in the country.
On Wednesday, the Times Higher Education world rankings of 2021 was released and 11 South African universities made it to the ranks.
A total of 5 South African universities out of the 11 were ranked in the top 500.
These being University of the Witwatersrand in the category of 201-250, Stellenbosch University (251-300), University of KwaZulu-Natal (351-400) and Durban University of Technology (401-500).
Out of 93 countries there were 1 527 research-led universities that were compared to make up the rankings.
The university rankings are the only international representation categorized by the judgement of intensive research across all of each university’s core missions, mainly teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
The other 6 South African universities from the 11 that made it to the global institution rankings of 2021 were North West University (501-600), University of Pretoria (601-800), University of Johannesburg (601-800), University of the Western Cape (601-800), the University of SA (1000+) and the Tshwane University of Technology (1000+).
According to a statement posted on a DUT newsletter, Senior of Corporate Affairs, Alan Khan, they had this to say about DUT’s rankings; “We are extremely proud of our colleagues and students who worked so diligently and consistently to get us into the top five of all South African universities. DUT is also the number one University of Technology in the country. With our focus on implementing ENVISION 2030 and our DNA of being people-centred and engaged, innovative and entrepreneurial, we have a solid foundation to make this a decade of taking DUT to even greater levels of performance.”
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