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UKZN Ranks in the Top 2.4 Percent Globally



UKZN Ranks in the Top 2.4 Percent Globally

UKZN Ranks in the Top 2.4 Percent Globally. The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been ranked in the top 2.4% of universities worldwide in the 2024 edition of the Global 2000 list by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). This ranking places UKZN 483rd out of 20,966 universities globally.

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A Prestigious Ranking

The CWUR is renowned for its objective, transparent, and consistent academic rankings of global universities. UKZN’s impressive ranking reflects its commitment to academic excellence and impactful research. Here are the specific rankings for UKZN this year:

  • World Rank: 483 out of 20,966
  • Percentile: Top 2.4% in the world
  • Regional Rank (Africa): 4
  • National Rank: 4

Acknowledging Excellence

Ms. Normah Zondo, Executive Director of Corporate Relations at UKZN, praised the university’s research achievements. She highlighted the contributions of students, academics, and research scholars, noting their dedication to innovation and collaboration. Zondo expressed gratitude, emphasizing the transformative power of human curiosity, creativity, and perseverance.

Recognition from CWUR

Dr. Nadim Mahassen, President of CWUR, congratulated UKZN on its outstanding achievement. He highlighted the unique methodology of CWUR rankings, which uses objective indicators across four key pillars: education, employability, faculty, and research. These rankings do not rely on surveys or university data submissions, ensuring an unbiased assessment.


UKZN’s ranking in the top 2.4% globally is a testament to its dedication to academic excellence and impactful research. The recognition by CWUR underscores the university’s significant contributions to the global academic community.

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