NWU in academic rankings
The North-West University (NWU) has always prided itself on its performance in international and national rankings. These rankings are good benchmarks for comparing the quality of education at the university with that of other universities, locally and abroad.
2019: Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)
The ranking by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) indicated that the North-West University (NWU) is indeed climbing the ladder of world-ranked universities.
The NWU improved its ranking by close to 100 positions, moving from position 964 to 869, which sees it among the top 4,8% of the more than 18 000 universities evaluated worldwide. Even though the NWU stays at number seven in terms of CWUR’s ranking of South African universities, it is the local university that has increased its position the most by far.
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) publishes the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research. Unlike other organisations, CWUR does not base its rankings on data submitted by universities or gathered through surveys.
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2019: Global Academic Ranking of World Universities
The NWU also boasts several academic programmes in the top 500, top 400 and top 100 in the world, according to the global Academic Ranking of World Universities. This particular ranking system is made up of 1 600 universities across 83 countries. The NWU’s top programmes are geography, psychology, environmental sciences, mathematics, political science, education, engineering, tourism and accounting.
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2019: Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
The NWU has done consistently well in the rankings. Overall, the university is in the fifth position in South Africa. Globally, the NWU is ranked between number 501 and 600 out of the 1 396 participating universities.
The ranking company placed the NWU in the 401+ group out of 536 international universities for the arts and humanities subject rankings.
For more information visit the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
2019: US News and World Reports’ 2020 Best Global Universities rankings
The US News and World Reports’ 2020 Best Global Universities rankings placed the NWU among the top seven universities in South Africa. The NWU rose from the 708th global placing last year to 645th.
For more information visit the US News and World Reports’ 2020 Best Global Universities rankings