Top Countries Rankings 2022

Top Countries in Africa 2022

As described in the university ranking section, it is not easy to obtain and standardize data from about 12,000 universities for the country ranking. Therefore, we based our ranking system on the number of meritorious scientists. Four criteria are used to rank the countries. The first one is the number of scientists in the top 10,000 list. The second criterion is the number of scientists in the top 100,000 list. The third one is the number of scientists listed in the AD Scientific Index. In the case of equalities after applying all these three criteria, the world rank of the meritorious scientist of that country is used.

Total 34.707 scientist, 53 country, 1.162 university

AD Scientific Index - Country Rankings 2022 Top 10,000 Number of scientists in Country Top 100,000 Number of scientists in Country
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1 33 South Africa
Top 5000
238 University of Cape Town 236 Sahal Yacoob i 44 5054 23 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 14 0 1 394 35 1 3 9 1 66 2 1 115 102 21 38
2 41 Egypt
Top 5000
715 Ain Shams University 254 Ahmed Ali Abdelalim i 84 8128 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 3 116 2 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 24 41 2 26
3 54 Morocco
Top 1000
771 Université Mohammed V de Rabat 44 Abdeslam Hoummada i 41 1521 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 5
4 64 Nigeria
Top 5000
1041 University of Ibadan 3247 Oye Gureje i 259 6490 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 31 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 16 6 0 6
5 71 Algeria
Top 3000
1203 Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes 3224 Abdelouahed Tounsi 97 2763 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 7 0 1
6 79 Namibia
Top 200
1261 University of Namibia 9113 Riaan Steenkamp i 4 195 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
7 88 Ghana
Top 1000
2119 University of Ghana 26364 Dwomoa Adu 65 1376 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 0
8 90 Kenya
Top 2000
1884 University of Nairobi 47824 Menale Kassie 75 1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 2
9 91 Tunisia
Top 500
1941 Université de Sfax 20522 Moncef Nasri 20 434 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 3 0 0
10 93 Ethiopia
Top 1000
1912 Addis Ababa University 23837 Abraham Aseffa 49 1129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 1
11 96 Tanzania
Top 1000
2759 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences 67421 Rudovick Kazwala 53 1142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1
12 103 Sudan
Top 200
2492 University of Khartoum 58233 Muntaser Ibrahim 48 277 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
13 107 Uganda
Top 1000
3087 Makerere University 53689 Harriet Mayanja-Kizza 37 727 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
14 109 Malawi
Top 200
2781 University of Malawi 50794 Ken Maleta 9 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
15 110 Mauritius
Top 200
2752 University of Mauritius 27593 Rajesh Jeewon 7 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 112 Mozambique
Top 100
2913 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane 32442 Albertino Damasceno i 10 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
17 113 Sierra Leone 3689 Njala University Sierra Leone 42396 Paul Richards 11 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
18 114 Mali 2958 Université des Sciences des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako USTTB 42941 Abdoulaye Djimde 7 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
19 115 Botswana
Top 200
3583 Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources 29312 Demel Teketay 11 240 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 117 Zimbabwe
Top 500
3398 University of Zimbabwe 67992 Jephat Chifamba i 19 403 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 118 Zambia
Top 500
3134 University of Zambia 98663 Robert Serpell 15 517 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 119 Cameroon
Top 200
3433 Université de Dschang 30664 Victor Kuete 13 222 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 128 Gambia 3367 Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia 67998 Anna Roca i 3 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
25 136 Libya
Top 500
5037 University of Tripoli (Al Fateh University) 131952 Mohammed Ahmed 23 422 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 137 Benin
Top 100
4425 Université d'Abomey Calavi 105833 Achille Assogbadjo 6 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 141 Côte d'ivoire 5627 Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire 105211 Bassirou Bonfoh 8 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 142 Rwanda
Top 100
5845 African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Rwanda 146030 Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla 16 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 143 Madagascar 4911 Institut Pasteur of Madagascar 139648 Jean-Michel Heraud 8 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 146 Burkina Faso
Top 100
6451 University Joseph Ki-Zerbo 213788 Imael Henri Nestor Bassole 8 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 149 Senegal
Top 200
6393 Université Assane SECK de Ziguinchor 310259 A Tidjani 10 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 151 Congo
Top 200
4512 Université de Kinshasa 112594 Pius T Mpiana 10 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 153 Togo 5204 Université de Lomé 157399 Akpagana Koffi 2 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 154 Lesotho 6342 National University of Lesotho 287545 Hailemichael Alemu 1 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 156 Eswatini 5682 University of Eswatini 111252 Ara Monadjem 5 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 157 Gabon 7379 Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku 312616 Brice Ongali 7 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 158 Liberia 7587 University of Liberia 350834 Bobby Sebo 7 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 160 Guinea 8044 Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry 316015 Lanan Wassy Soromou 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 161 Niger 8261 Université Dan Dicko Dankoulodo de Maradi 239863 Issoufou Amadou 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 165 Seychelles 8763 University of Seychelles 325210 Jérôme Harlay 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 170 Republic of the Congo 7081 Université Marien Ngouabi 353688 Silou Thomas 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 171 Mauritania 9634 Université de Nouakchott Al Aasriya 387904 Ali Ould Mohamed Salem Boukhary 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 182 Angola
Top 100
6975 Universidade Agostinho Neto 441999 Rodrigues Raimundo 15 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 183 Somalia 7390 Somali National University 447350 Ali Yassin Sheikh 14 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 186 Burundi 7033 Université du Burundi 544672 Juma Shabani 5 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 188 Eritrea 8562 Mai Nefhi College of Engineering and Technology 407478 Atul Kaushik 5 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 189 Djibouti 7098 Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches de Djibouti 475205 Mohamed Osman Awaleh 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
47 190 South Sudan 7278 University of Juba 636429 Chol Dt Abel 4 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 192 Cabo Verde 7244 Universidade de Cabo Verde 403970 Gastão Silves Ferreira Frederico 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 196 Central African 12726 Université de Bangui 654980 Kobangué Léon 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 200 Chad 12568 University of N'Djamena 626211 Elisée Mbayngone 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 202 Comores 10725 Université des Comores 656145 Kassim Mohamed Aboudou 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
52 213 Equatorial Guinea 14897 National University of Equatorial Guinea 662477 Maximiliano Fero 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
53 216 Sao Tome and Principe 15192 Universidade de São Tomé e Príncipe 671148 Jonas Gentil 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0