A  recent global ranking of the top Ethiopian universities for 2018 has been made public, and the result is something unconnected to what we have seen in previous years. It appears that some Universities who were not excited about their former position in previous years have worked harder to make sure that they reach the top of the list in order to be ranked among top Ethiopian universities.

Based on Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, some of the universities that were ranked higher in Ethiopia as at 2017, are no longer worthy of the title and as such, have been replaced by other presently leading schools which worked hard enough to make their way up the list of top Ethiopian universities.

Check below to see the latest positions of all the top Ethiopian universities that made the list and also their world ranking. More importantly, note that in the world ranking, a total of 63 Ethiopian Universities made the list. The ranking was done based on four very important factors which include their Presence, rate of Impact, Openness and Academic excellence.

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Top Ethiopian Universities: January 2018 Ranking

1. Jimma University (World ranking: 1595)

2. Addis Ababa University (World ranking: 1775)

3. Mekelle University (World ranking: 3394)

4. University of Gondar (College of Medical Sciences) (World ranking: 4075)

5. Bahir Dar University (World ranking: 4124)

6. Hawassa University (Debub University) (World ranking: 4571)

7. Haramaya University (Alemaya) (World ranking: 4608)

8. Arsi University (World ranking: 7269)

9. Arba Minch University (World ranking: 11126)

10. Addis Ababa Institute of Technology  (World ranking: 12879)

11. Adama Science & Technology University (World ranking: 13698)

12. Saint Mary’s University College Ethiopia (World ranking: 14149)

13. Addis Ababa Science and Technology University Ethiopia (World ranking: 15178)

14. Ethiopian Institute of Architecture (World ranking: 15668)

15. Debre Markos University (World ranking: 16528)

16. Ambo University (World ranking: 17246)

17. Dilla University (World ranking: 17376)

18. Ethiopian Civil Service University (World ranking: 17947)

19. Adigrat University (World ranking: 18859)

20. Wollega University (World ranking: 18966)

21. Samara University (World ranking: 19156)

22. Jigjiga University (World ranking: 19553)

23. Welkete University (World ranking: 19613)

24. Wolaita Sodo University (World ranking: 20938)

25. International Leadership Institute (21015 )

26. Defence Engineering College (World ranking: 21015)

27. Dire Dawa University (World ranking: 21736)

28. Mekelle Institute of Technology (World ranking: 21736)

29. Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (World ranking: 22021)

30. Madawalabu University (World ranking: 22100)

31. Assosa University (World ranking: 22415)

32. St Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (World ranking: 22673)

33. Hope University College (World ranking: 22913)

34. Mizan-Tepi University (World ranking: 23259)

35. Addis College (World ranking: 23316)

36. Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology (World ranking: 23587)

37. Unity University College (World ranking: 23926)

38. Wollo University (World ranking: 24041)

39. Graduate School of Telecommunications and Information Technology (World ranking: 24159)

40. Debre Tabor University (World ranking: 24533)

41. HiLCoE School of Computer Science and Technology College (World ranking: 25200)

42. Meserete Kristos College (World ranking: 25216)

43. Bule Hora University (World ranking: 25447)

44. Oromia State University (World ranking: 25508)

45. Admas University (World ranking: 25711)

46. Alpha University College (World ranking: 25718)

47. Infonet College (World ranking: 26023)

48. Addis Ababa University College of Commerce (World ranking: 26023)

49. Kotebe Metropolitan University (World ranking: 26167)

50.  Grace College of Business and Computer Science (World ranking: 26474)

51.  Addis Ababa Medical University College Hargiesa (World ranking: 26688)

52. CPU College (World ranking: 26911)

53. SRI SAI College (World ranking: 26979)

54. Ethiopia Adventist College (World ranking: 27002)

55. Central Health College (World ranking: 27030)

56. Rift Valley University College (World ranking: 27112)

57. Dire Dawa University (World ranking: 27128)

58. Alage Agricultural Technical Vocational Educational and Training College (World ranking: 27196)

59. Mekane Yesus Seminary (World ranking: 27269)

60. Western University College Ethiopia (World ranking: 27284)

61. GAGE University College (World ranking: 27365)

62. Semera Health College (World ranking: 27411)

63.Washera College (World ranking: 27453)

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Scrolling down further, you would see another list of top 50 African universities….See for yourself which Ethiopian university made the list if any.

The Recent Best 50 African Universities

1. University of Cape Town, South Africa (World rank: 290)

2. University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (World rank: 455)

3. Stellenbosch University, South Africa (World rank: 480)

4. University of Pretoria, South Africa (World rank: 516)

5. University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa (World rank: 641)

6. Cairo University, Egypt (World rank: 764)

7. University of Nairobi, Kenya (World rank: 874)

8. University of Johannesburg, South Africa (World rank: 919)

9. University of the Western Cape, South Africa (World rank: 938)

10. University of Ibadan, Nigeria (World rank: 1099)

11. Makerere University, Uganda (World rank:1113)

12. Rhodes University, South Africa (World rank: 1122)

13. North West University, South Africa (World rank: 1188)

14. Alexandria University, Egypt (World rank: 1204)

15. American University in Cairo, Egypt (World rank: 1308)

16. University of South Africa (World rank: 1323)

17. Mansoura University, Egypt (World rank: 1351)

18. Ain Shams University, Egypt (World rank: 1522)

18. University of Zimbabwe (World rank: 1538)

20. University of the Free State, South Africa (World rank: 1550)

21. University of Ghana (World rank: 1555)

22. Jimma University, Ethiopia (World rank: 1595)

23. Egerton University, Kenya (World rank: 1686)

24. Kenyatta University, Kenya (World rank: 1707)

25. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (World rank: 1775)

26. Assiut University, Egypt (World rank: 1793)

27. Benha University, Egypt  (World rank: 1802)

28. Moi University, Kenya (World rank: 1855)

29. Zagazig University, Egypt (World rank: 1899)

30. Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech, Morocco (World rank: 1922)

31. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana (World rank: 1981)

32. University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (World rank: 2021)

33. Nelson Mandela University, South Africa (World rank: 2037)

34. Covenant University Ota, Nigeria (World rank: 2140)

35. University of Fort Hare, South Africa (World rank: 2160)

36. University of Tanta, Egypt (World rank: 2163)

37. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique (World rank: 2178)

38. Al Azhar University, Egypt (World rank: 2180)

39. Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa (World rank: 2215)

40. University of Khartoum, Sudan (World rank: 2237)

41. Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene, Algeria (World rank: 2250)

42. Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt (World rank: 2258)

43. Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria (World rank: 2267)

44. Helwan University,  Egypt (World rank: 2311)

45. Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa (World rank: 2332)

46. Université Mohammed Premier Oujda, Morocco (World rank: 2345)

47. Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria (World rank: 2370)

48. Fayoum University, Egypt (World rank: 2406)

49. Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport (World rank: 2434)

50. Minufiya University, Egypt (World rank: 2447)

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Jimma University and Addis Ababa University are the only top Ethiopian universities that made it to the top 50 list of best African universities. This is an improvement considering the fact that in 2015, only Addis Ababa University made it to the list of best 100 African Universities at number 61.

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