Top Universities / Institution Rankings

Africa University / Institution Rankings 2023

     In the presence of many different university ranking systems, as the "AD Scientific Index", we have developed a ranking system with a different methodology based on the principle of including only meritorious scientists. Based on Google Scholar’s total h-index scores, we have listed all academicians, who are ranked in the world in the top 2% and top Top 10% in university rankings. Furthermore, we have listed the breakdown of this ranking by main subjects. As the order of ranking principles, we used the overall top 2% scientists list primarily. Secondly, we used the ranking in the top 10%, top 20%, top 40%, top 60% and top 80% scientists list. Thirdly, the total number of scientists in the AD Scientific Index was ranked by the university. In the case of equalities within a university ranking, we used the highest rank of the scientist in the respective university as it is listed in the world ranking.

       You may sort the ranking from the highest score to the lowest or vice versa in any of these fields. You can observe the fields, which move the respective university to the forefront. Furthermore, the name of the academician with the highest total h-index in the respective university is displayed with the world ranking. Top University Ranking by “AD Scientific Index” will not only list the areas, where a university is the best or has room for improvement, but also reflect the outcomes of scientist policies of the institutions. This report reveals the competency of institutions to attract prized scientists and the ability of institutions to encourage advances and retain scientists. Click for individual or institutional registration.

AD Scientific Index - World University/Institution Rankings 2023 Total Number of Scientists in University/Institution
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World Rank / Name
Total Universities in Country unfold_more Total Scientists in Index unfold_more In top %2 In top %10 In top %20 In top %30 In top %40 In top %50 In top %60 In top %70 In top %80 In top %90 Total Scientists in Index
1 1 293
 
University of Cape Town
South Africa 1874 Public 231
 
Sahal Yacoob

i
45 1183 19 140 277 387 498 597 685 784 979 1126 1183
2 2 431
 
Stellenbosch University
South Africa 1918 Public 1415
 
David M. Richardson
45 1003 11 78 175 262 357 438 525 617 776 935 1003
3 3 553
 
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa 1922 Public 2052
 
Bruce Mellado

i
45 795 8 54 142 228 299 361 439 513 601 772 795
4 4 741
 
University of Pretoria
South Africa 1908 Public 3559
 
Mike Wingfield
45 761 5 55 134 231 311 400 486 527 625 741 761
5 5 761
 
University of Kwazulu Natal
South Africa 2004 Public 8100
 
Fernando Albericio
45 733 5 38 105 176 239 285 338 374 519 714 733
6 6 913
 
North West University
South Africa 2004 Public 7847
 
Christo Venter

i
45 466 4 15 61 94 141 194 253 303 327 453 466
7 7 1013
 
University of Johannesburg
South Africa 2005 Public 937
 
Loan Truong

i
45 807 3 19 71 126 182 231 288 357 549 789 807
1 8 1030
 
Ain Shams University
Egypt 1950 Public 1915
 
Amr Radi

i
90 533 3 16 47 109 182 279 362 422 454 524 533
2 9 1147
 
Cairo University
Egypt 1908 Public 639
 
Ali Ellithi

i
90 567 2 24 76 157 265 378 486 536 560 563 567
8 10 1183
 
University of the Western Cape
South Africa 1959 Public 10636
 
Roy Maartens
45 370 2 18 40 71 99 129 157 198 269 344 370
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9 11 1220
 
Rhodes University
South Africa 1904 Public 13991
 
Tebello Nyokong
45 241 2 14 33 56 89 113 123 134 172 224 241
1 12 1228
 
University of Ibadan
Nigeria 1948 Public 3170
 
Oye Gureje

i
272 346 2 13 41 100 167 220 262 278 280 285 346
1 13 1298
 
Université Mohammed V de Rabat
Morocco 1957 Public 140
 
Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli

i
44 361 2 8 23 46 79 103 129 149 190 274 361
10 14 1318
 
South African Medical Research Council
South Africa 1969 Private 9757
 
Carl Lombard
45 72 2 7 15 27 31 37 43 51 62 67 72
3 15 1328
 
American University in Cairo
Egypt 1919 Private 7610
 
Ahmed M Hamed

i
90 378 2 6 23 51 64 93 119 144 196 298 378
4 16 1364
 
Zewail City of Science and Technology
Egypt 2011 Public 240
 
Ahmed Ali Abdelalim

i
90 134 2 5 11 14 18 26 31 35 49 81 134
5 17 1574
 
Alexandria University
Egypt 1942 Public 10758
 
MS El Naschie
90 505 1 11 33 83 148 229 305 357 370 426 505
6 18 1593
 
Tanta University
Egypt 1972 Public 16482
 
AE Kabeel
90 793 1 10 34 74 134 205 283 368 595 774 793
11 19 1607
 
National Institute for Communicable Diseases
South Africa 2002 Public 11902
 
Lynn Morris
45 60 1 10 19 24 29 35 42 47 51 52 60
1 20 1695
 
Université de Sfax
Tunisia 1986 Public 19363
 
Moncef Nasri
25 54 1 7 19 28 36 41 51 54 54 54 54
12 21 1699
 
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
South Africa 1945 Private 16613
 
Suprakas Sinha Ray
45 309 1 7 16 31 46 69 103 133 201 281 309
13 22 1815
 
Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa
South Africa 1968 Private 12811
 
Karl Peltzer
45 77 1 5 8 14 24 26 34 42 57 74 77
14 23 1823
 
Africa Health Research Institute
South Africa 2016 Private 15660
 
Willem Hanekom
45 23 1 5 6 6 7 9 9 10 11 16 23
1 24 1877
 
Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes
Algeria 1989 Public 3369
 
Abdelouahed Tounsi
101 148 1 4 8 12 20 27 35 41 60 103 148
15 25 1933
 
Nelson Mandela University
South Africa 2005 Public 4042
 
Richard M. Cowling
45 179 1 3 9 23 27 35 52 70 100 132 179
1 26 1957
 
University of Mauritius
Mauritius 1965 Public 24656
 
Rajesh Jeewon
7 128 1 3 7 11 14 22 36 43 58 94 128
1 27 1974
 
University of Namibia
Namibia 1992 Public 10402
 
Riaan Steenkamp

i
4 127 1 3 5 10 16 28 46 66 101 126 127
16 28 2005
 
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
South Africa 2000 Public 20538
 
Whitfield, AK
45 30 1 3 3 5 8 12 13 14 19 24 30
17 29 2010
 
University of Fort Hare
South Africa 1916 Public 17733
 
AJ Afolayan
45 152 1 2 11 26 37 44 56 71 113 149 152
7 30 2019
 
Egypt Japan University of Science & Technology
Egypt 2010 Public 10300
 
Ayman Mahrous

i
90 117 1 2 10 15 23 30 33 37 50 87 117
8 31 2039
 
Fayoum University
Egypt 2005 Public 973
 
Mohammed Attia Mahmoud

i
90 315 1 2 7 12 23 40 64 93 157 246 315
2 32 2115
 
Université Mohammed Premier Oujda
Morocco 1978 Public 10143
 
Belkheir Hammouti
44 17 1 2 3 4 5 8 10 12 14 15 17
2 33 2143
 
Centre for Healthy Start Initiative
Nigeria 2011 Public 20641
 
Bolajoko O. Olusanya

i
272 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 34 2146
 
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
Morocco 2014 Private 21460
 
Belmabkhout Youssef
44 180 1 1 12 19 30 33 40 56 78 114 180
1 35 2167
 
Université de Dschang
Cameroon 1993 Public 24851
 
Victor Kuete
14 55 1 1 5 9 11 13 16 20 26 36 55
1 36 2234
 
Armauer Hansen Research Institute
Ethiopia 1970 Private 23412
 
Abraham Aseffa
50 10 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 5 8 10
9 37 2322
 
Mansoura University
Egypt 1972 Public 28635
 
Maysaa El Sayed Zaki

i
90 1184 0 19 70 154 261 374 493 613 838 1108 1184
10 38 2362
 
Assiut University
Egypt 1957 Public 42335
 
ايمان مصطفي محمد جفلان
90 452 0 14 39 98 195 279 359 420 437 446 452
1 39 2386
 
University of Nairobi
Kenya 1970 Public 61379
 
Elizabeth Ngugi
75 1134 0 12 39 90 179 255 322 371 417 723 1134
11 40 2408
 
National Research Center, Egypt
Egypt 1956 Private 45803
 
A. Hebeish
90 575 0 11 27 72 121 175 263 346 431 512 575
12 41 2426
 
Zagazig University
Egypt 1974 Public 43157
 
Mohamed Abd Elaziz
90 427 0 10 34 59 113 161 210 269 375 401 427
18 42 2438
 
University of the Free State
South Africa 1904 Public 38660
 
HC Swart
45 287 0 10 26 48 69 97 127 162 230 286 287
13 43 2459
 
Kafr El Sheikh University
Egypt 2006 Public 33930
 
Ashraf M Zenkour
90 625 0 9 27 42 72 95 120 163 254 467 625
19 44 2463
 
University of South Africa
South Africa 1873 Public 52642
 
Bhekie Mamba
45 699 0 9 24 54 89 132 179 243 401 653 699
14 45 2499
 
Beni Suef University
Egypt 2005 Public 31583
 
Mohamed Ahmed
90 224 0 8 28 52 95 128 168 187 200 206 224
1 46 2541
 
University of Ghana
Ghana 1948 Public 30900
 
Dwomoa Adu
73 494 0 7 44 70 111 158 206 262 374 483 494
2 47 2555
 
Addis Ababa University
Ethiopia 1950 Public 36039
 
Girmay Medhin
50 351 0 7 25 45 62 69 86 104 160 251 351
2 48 2629
 
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
Ghana 1952 Public 75260
 
Ellis Owusu Dabo

i
73 592 0 6 19 42 79 142 197 271 411 525 592
20 49 2644
 
Tshwane University of Technology
South Africa 2003 Public 72891
 
Felix Dapare Dakora
45 183 0 6 15 24 37 47 62 84 117 162 183
3 50 2688
 
University of Nigeria
Nigeria 1960 Public 40331
 
Obinna E. Onwujekwe

i
272 370 0 5 27 82 157 252 327 358 367 368 370
15 51 2829
 
Benha University
Egypt 1976 Public 90702
 
Metwally Abdallah
90 676 0 4 15 38 76 135 188 232 254 561 676
16 52 2853
 
Menoufia University
Egypt 1976 Public 46824
 
Raouf El Mallawany
90 757 0 4 12 25 52 80 110 170 320 648 757
4 53 2854
 
Federal University of Technology Akure
Nigeria 1981 Public 29399
 
Ganiyu Oboh
272 323 0 4 12 26 50 77 97 105 179 314 323
21 54 2857
 
Durban University of Technology
South Africa 2002 Public 42134
 
TA Stenstrom
45 160 0 4 12 22 35 47 56 64 97 107 160
2 55 2872
 
Université de Tunis el Manar
Tunisia 1987 Public 87300
 
Mohamed Amri
25 55 0 4 11 19 29 37 47 54 55 55 55
17 56 2881
 
Minia University
Egypt 1976 Public 44486
 
Abdel Hamid M
90 324 0 4 10 31 52 71 95 122 173 254 324
18 57 2885
 
Damietta University
Egypt 2012 Public 78672
 
Adel El Sonbati
90 251 0 4 10 20 30 46 62 78 130 193 251
22 58 2905
 
South African National Biodiversity Institute
South Africa 2004 Public 61903
 
John Manning
45 51 0 4 9 10 12 15 20 24 30 49 51
3 59 2914
 
University of Health and Allied Sciences
Ghana 2011 Public 30721
 
Seth Owusu Agyei
73 156 0 4 8 10 17 21 35 49 70 106 156
1 60 2926
 
University of Malawi
Malawi 1964 Public 53460
 
Ken Maleta
9 39 0 4 7 11 18 20 26 28 30 34 39
1 61 2955
 
University of Khartoum
Sudan 1956 Public 61129
 
Muntaser Ibrahim
46 218 0 4 5 7 14 25 38 46 48 94 218
5 62 3017
 
Obafemi Awolowo University
Nigeria 1962 Public 75428
 
Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan

i
272 457 0 3 11 24 43 69 98 142 259 390 457
23 63 3045
 
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
South Africa 2005 Public 109084
 
Olalekan Fatoki
45 178 0 3 10 20 28 49 61 80 127 176 178
6 64 3059
 
University of Ilorin
Nigeria 1975 Public 92461
 
Musa Toyin Yakubu
272 537 0 3 9 33 75 121 174 196 322 468 537
19 65 3098
 
Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute
Egypt 1974 Private 67434
 
MA Deyab
90 104 0 3 8 12 18 25 30 35 60 75 104
1 66 3157
 
Ifakara Health Institute
Tanzania 1956 Private 78491
 
Honorati Masanja
55 58 0 3 6 9 15 19 24 32 40 49 58
24 67 3171
 
South African Astronomical Observatory
South Africa 1972 Public 42744
 
D. Buckley

i
45 14 0 3 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 10 14
1 68 3199
 
Université d'Abomey Calavi
Benin 1970 Public 103242
 
Achille Assogbadjo
6 71 0 3 4 8 15 19 25 31 42 58 71
1 69 3264
 
Makerere University
Uganda 1922 Public 56499
 
Harriet Mayanja-Kizza
40 407 0 2 13 31 57 88 111 147 213 284 407
7 70 3274
 
University of Lagos
Nigeria 1962 Public 31389
 
Andrew T Olagunju

i
272 333 0 2 12 28 64 96 133 148 214 323 333

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20 71 3275
 
Al Azhar University
Egypt 1961 Public 103580
 
KH S Mekheimer
90 380 0 2 12 31 54 71 107 154 230 259 380
3 72 3281
 
Université de Monastir
Tunisia 2004 Public 56460
 
Sassi Ben Nasrallah
25 62 0 2 12 19 34 45 59 60 62 62 62
21 73 3285
 
Helwan University
Egypt 1975 Public 67358
 
Ahmed Abdel Moneim
90 478 0 2 11 30 56 85 115 149 236 402 478
22 74 3286
 
Suez Canal University
Egypt 1976 Public 31138
 
Mohamed Abdel Daim
90 217 0 2 11 28 46 75 112 135 193 213 217
23 75 3290
 
South Valley University
Egypt 1995 Public 96067
 
Magdy Mahmmod Ismail
90 144 0 2 11 20 37 50 59 82 127 141 144
8 76 3298
 
University of Calabar
Nigeria 1975 Public 83201
 
A. Egrinya Eneji
272 476 0 2 10 30 56 101 154 177 258 446 476
4 77 3323
 
Université Hassan II de Casablanca
Morocco 1975 Public 46425
 
Aziz Amine
44 200 0 2 9 19 27 38 46 63 118 195 200
4 78 3348
 
Université de Carthage
Tunisia 1987 Public 95183
 
Manef Abderrabba
25 55 0 2 8 18 31 41 47 52 52 53 55
2 79 3353
 
Moi University
Kenya 1984 Public 67032
 
Fabian Esamai
75 312 0 2 8 16 25 30 44 60 95 168 312
25 80 3359
 
University of Venda
South Africa 1982 Public 76845
 
Pascal O. Bessong, Massaf
45 154 0 2 8 18 23 33 41 58 85 115 154
3 81 3367
 
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
Kenya 1965 Private 33654
 
Zeyaur R Khan
75 77 0 2 8 16 16 21 25 32 42 66 77
2 82 3376
 
Université Setif 1 Ferhat Abbas Setif
Algeria 1978 Public 34586
 
Zoubida Zaidi

i
101 169 0 2 7 22 36 48 68 77 90 115 169
3 83 3381
 
Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene
Algeria 1974 Public 53382
 
Trari Mohamed
101 161 0 2 7 16 30 61 87 104 108 108 161
9 84 3384
 
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Nigeria 1988 Public 109640
 
Okanlawon Onagbesan
272 35 0 2 7 14 26 29 31 31 33 35 35
10 85 3385
 
Lagos State University
Nigeria 1983 Public 78436
 
Adewuya Abiodun
272 169 0 2 7 13 24 34 46 55 66 111 169
4 86 3432
 
Université de Bejaia
Algeria 1983 Public 85108
 
Khodir Madani
101 220 0 2 6 12 20 27 51 84 137 203 220
24 87 3435
 
Sohag university
Egypt 2006 Public 49266
 
Ibrahim A. Abbas
90 61 0 2 6 12 19 35 49 59 60 61 61
2 88 3440
 
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Tanzania 2007 Public 97314
 
Karim Manji
55 102 0 2 6 11 18 25 28 35 55 77 102
11 89 3471
 
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Nigeria 1990 Public 88052
 
Olugbenga Solomon Bello
272 246 0 2 5 24 39 63 87 106 160 239 246
26 90 3495
 
University of Zululand
South Africa 1960 Public 117177
 
Thavendran Govender
45 70 0 2 5 9 15 20 21 25 41 69 70

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25 91 3514
 
Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute
Egypt 1972 Private 81752
 
Mohamed M. Rashad
90 46 0 2 5 6 9 10 18 26 35 41 46
12 92 3527
 
University of Benin
Nigeria 1970 Public 53224
 
Friday Okonofua
272 180 0 2 4 17 31 55 78 93 95 113 180
26 93 3541
 
Future University
Egypt 2006 Private 62386
 
Almoataz Youssef Abdelaziz
90 193 0 2 4 9 18 25 33 41 68 123 193
1 94 3543
 
University of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe 1955 Public 60964
 
Jephat Chifamba
18 137 0 2 4 11 17 29 39 54 81 102 137
27 95 3547
 
University of Limpopo
South Africa 2005 Public 118738
 
Olawale Fatoki
45 179 0 2 4 9 16 21 29 46 83 148 179
5 96 3554
 
Université Moulay Ismail Meknès
Morocco 1989 Public 112583
 
Mohamed Eddouks
44 223 0 2 4 6 13 20 36 52 78 131 223
1 97 3603
 
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Mozambique 1962 Public 36374
 
Albertino Damasceno

i
10 37 0 2 4 6 6 7 10 17 20 30 37
1 98 3677
 
Université des Sciences des Techniques et des Technologies de Bamako USTTB
Mali 2011 Public 43303
 
Abdoulaye Djimde
7 14 0 2 3 3 4 6 6 6 7 8 14
5 99 3704
 
Université de Mascara
Algeria 1986 Public 50596
 
Khenata Rabah
101 92 0 2 2 7 7 13 20 30 64 89 92
4 100 3736
 
Meru University of Science & Technology
Kenya 2008 Public 83365
 
Eric M. Muchiri
75 24 0 2 2 3 3 5 6 8 9 14 24