Top Universities Rankings 2022

Top Universities in South Africa 2022

     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 10,000 and top 100,000 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 10,000 scientists list primarily. Secondly, we used the ranking in the top 100,000, top 200.000 and top 400.000 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.

Total 5.056 scientist, 1 country, 45 university

AD Scientific Index - University Rankings 2022 Top 10,000 Number of scientists in University Top 100,000 Number of scientists in University
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1 1 237 University of Cape Town University of Cape Town South Africa 1874 Public 238 Sahal Yacoob i 45 756 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 108 6 1 1 3 0 16 1 1 49 20 8 2
2 2 462 University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand South Africa 1922 Public 2095 Bruce Mellado i 45 464 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 39 3 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 11 11 2 1
3 3 615 Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University South Africa 1918 Public 1405 David M. Richardson 45 579 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 64 4 0 1 1 1 9 0 0 26 19 3 0
4 4 721 University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg South Africa 2005 Public 1039 Loan Truong i 45 400 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 2 5 1 0
5 6 757 North West University North West University South Africa 2004 Public 7205 Christo Venter i 45 269 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 1 0
6 10 858 University of Pretoria University of Pretoria South Africa 1908 Public 3592 Mike Wingfield 45 536 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 10 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 12 10 1 0
7 11 897 University of Kwazulu Natal University of Kwazulu Natal South Africa 2004 Public 8141 Fernando Albericio 45 352 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 27 3 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 5 12 1 0
8 15 1133 South African Medical Research Council South African Medical Research Council South Africa - - 9047 Carl Lombard 45 47 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
9 19 1305 Nelson Mandela University Nelson Mandela University South Africa 2005 Public 3794 Richard M. Cowling 45 58 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
10 22 1662 University of the Western Cape University of the Western Cape South Africa 1959 Public 10275 Roy Maartens 45 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 1 0
11 24 1731 Rhodes University Rhodes University South Africa 1904 Public 12546 Tebello Nyokong 45 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0
12 25 1828 University of South Africa University of South Africa South Africa 1873 Public 56905 Bhekie Mamba 45 286 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 1
13 26 1897 National Institute for Communicable Diseases National Institute for Communicable Diseases South Africa - - 11580 Lynn Morris 45 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
14 29 1955 University of the Free State University of the Free State South Africa 1904 Public 43047 Louis Scott 45 140 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
15 38 2281 Durban University of Technology Durban University of Technology South Africa 2002 Public 40766 TA Stenstrom 45 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 39 2320 Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa South Africa - - 14320 Karl Peltzer 45 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
17 40 2331 South African National Biodiversity Institute South African National Biodiversity Institute South Africa - - 57324 John Manning 45 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
18 42 2341 Africa Health Research Institute Africa Health Research Institute South Africa - - 14824 Willem Hanekom 45 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
19 44 2542 South African Astronomical Observatory South African Astronomical Observatory South Africa - - 40645 Ian S Glass 45 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
20 46 2622 South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity South Africa - - 18547 Whitfield, AK 45 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
21 47 2665 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa South Africa - - 17863 Suprakas Sinha Ray 45 126 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
22 48 2682 Tshwane University of Technology Tshwane University of Technology South Africa 2003 Public 75319 Felix Dapare Dakora 45 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 51 2742 University of Fort Hare University of Fort Hare South Africa 1916 Public 17553 AJ Afolayan 45 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
24 58 2913 University of Venda University of Venda South Africa 1982 Public 68193 Pascal O. Bessong, Massaf 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
25 108 3778 Central University of Technology Central University of Technology South Africa 1981 Public 93309 Igor Yadroitsev (Ihar Yadroitsau) 45 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 127 4492 Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa 2005 Public 102620 Olalekan Fatoki 45 72 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
27 139 4676 University of Zululand University of Zululand South Africa 1960 Public 118587 Thavendran Govender 45 30 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
28 140 4677 University of Limpopo University of Limpopo South Africa 2005 Public 118808 Olawale Fatoki 45 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
29 148 4790 Agricultural Research Council, South Africa Agricultural Research Council, South Africa South Africa - - 121898 Dalene De Beer 45 48 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
30 151 4853 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University South Africa 2014 Public 108558 Liviu Feller 45 20 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 4936 Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology South Africa 1966 Public 112546 Augustine Ofomaja 45 22 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
32 157 4965 University of Mpumalanga University of Mpumalanga South Africa 2014 Public 199595 Tatenda Dalu 45 19 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
33 241 6233 National Metrology Institute of South Africa National Metrology Institute of South Africa South Africa - - 146711 Filippus Stefanus Roux 45 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
34 245 6341 Belgium Campus Itversity Belgium Campus Itversity South Africa 1999 Private 161838 Kris A. Willems 45 3 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
35 303 7073 Walter Sisulu University Walter Sisulu University South Africa 2005 Public 294554 Stephen Akinlabi 45 22 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
36 335 7467 South African National Space Agency South African National Space Agency South Africa - - 238526 Stewart Bernard 45 7 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
37 349 7605 Mangosuthu University of Technology (Technikon) Mangosuthu University of Technology (Technikon) South Africa 1979 Public 379942 Mehdi Sattari 45 14 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
38 394 8035 Sol Plaatje University Sol Plaatje University South Africa 2014 Public 310779 Nhamo Chaukura 45 14 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
39 421 8376 Foundation for Professional Development Foundation for Professional Development South Africa 1997 Private 208589 Remco Peters 45 2 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
40 609 10285 South African Reserve Bank South African Reserve Bank South Africa 580048 Witness Simbanegavi 45 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
41 616 10547 Milpark Business School Milpark Business School South Africa 1997 Private 557522 Tshediso Joseph Sekhampu 45 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
42 974 14033 George Whitefield College George Whitefield College South Africa 1989 Private 970962 Nathan Lovell 45 3 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 1080 14961 South African Theological Seminary South African Theological Seminary South Africa 1996 Private 663279 William Domeris 45 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
44 1090 15219 St Joseph`s Theological Institute St Joseph`s Theological Institute South Africa 2010 Private 834537 Susan Rakoczy 45 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
45 1106 15465 Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology South Africa - - 970435 Arno Meyer 45 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