A list of best universities in the world for 2018 has just been released and the new ranking is something totally different from what we had before. Tanzanian Universities were not left out as some of them had noticeable changes in their world ranking.

From what we have on the list this year, it is obvious that most universities have worked extremely harder to make it to or remain on the list of top best Tanzanian Universities while some others have been totally skimmed off the list because they couldn’t increase their pace of improvements on certain areas which formed the criteria for ranking.

For instance, in 2015 51 Tanzanian Universities made it to the webometrics list of best universities in Tanzania but this year we have just 49 on the list.

Note that in webometrics University ranking, four major factors are put into consideration and these are:  Presence, the rate of Impact, Openness and Academic excellence.

Based on the world ranking web of universities, below is the list of best Tanzanian Universities and their world ranking.

Also See: Best Universities in Kenya – Latest Ranking

Best Tanzanian Universities 2018

1. University of Dar Es Salaam ( World Rank: 2021)

2. Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences( World Rank: 2520)

3. Sokoine University of Agriculture(World Rank:3877)

4. University of Dodoma( World Rank: 4896)

5. Mzumbe University(World Rank: 5226)

6. Open University of Tanzania (World Rank: 5398 )

7. Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (Weill Bugando University College) – World Rank: 6037

8. Mkwawa University College of Education (World Rank: 6150)

9. Ardhi University (World Rank: 6427)

10. University of Iringa (World Rank: 7731)

11. Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology (World Rank: 8412)

12. Institute of Rural Development Planning (World Rank: 9000)

13. State University of Zanzibar(World Rank: 9745)

14. Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (World Rank: 10162)

15. St Joseph University in Tanzania ( World Rank: 11260)

16. Dar Es Salaam Institute of Technology(World Rank: 11466)

17. Kampala International University (World Rank: 12006)

18. Sumait University(World Rank: 12463)

19. Institute of Finance Management (World Rank: 13253)

20. Saint Augustine University of Tanzania (World Rank: 13330)

21. College of Business Education (World Rank: 13580)

22. Institute of Accountancy Arusha ( World Rank: 15906)

23. Tumaini University Makumira (World Rank: 15953)

24. Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (World Rank: 16191)

25. Saint John’s University of Tanzania (World Rank: 16536)

26. Zanzibar University (World Rank: 16578)

27. Dar es Salaam University College of Education (World Rank: 16654)

28. Moshi Co-operative University (World Rank: 16968)

29. Mount Meru University (World Rank: 17157)

30. Mwenge Catholic University( World Rank: 17350)

31. Mbeya University of Science & Technology (World Rank: 17477)

32. International Medical & Technological University (World Rank: 17731)

33. Muslim University of Morogoro (World Rank: 18068)

34. Teofilo Kisanji University (World Rank: 19033)

35. Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy ( World Rank: 19252)

36. Arusha Technical College (World Rank: 19388)

37. Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (World Rank: 19535)

38. University of Arusha ( World Rank: 20166)

39. United African University of Tanzania (World Rank: 20184)

40. Jordan University College (World Rank: 20825)

41. St Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences (World Rank: 20861)

42. Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College (World Rank: 20891)

43. Ruaha Catholic University (World Rank: 20945)

44. Tumaini University Stefano Moshi Memorial University College (World Rank: 21032)

45. University of Bagamoyo UoB Dar es Salaam (World Rank: 21278)

46. Archbishop Mihayo University College of Tabora (World Rank: 21431)

47. Stella Maris Mtwara University College (World Rank: 21431)

48. Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health (World Rank: 22137)

49. Josiah Kibira University College (World Rank: 23025

Also See: Africa’s Most Expensive Schools: Kenyan Institution Within the Top 3

Below is the updated list of Top 50 Best Universities In Africa according to webometrics.

 50 Best Universities In Africa – 2018

  1. University of Cape Town
  2. University of the Witwatersrand
  3. Stellenbosch University
  4. University of Pretoria
  5. University of Kwazulu Natal
  6. Cairo University
  7. University of Nairobi
  8. University of Johannesburg
  9. University of the Western Cape
  10. University of Ibadan
  11. Makerere University
  12. Rhodes University
  13. North West University
  14. Alexandria University
  15. American University in Cairo
  16. University of South Africa
  17. Mansoura University
  18. Ain Shams University
  19. University of Zimbabwe
  20. University of the Free State
  21. University of Ghana
  22. Jimma University
  23. Egerton University
  24. Kenyatta University
  25. Addis Ababa University
  26. Assiut University
  27. Benha University
  28. Moi University
  29. Zagazig University
  30. Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech
  31. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
  32. University of Dar Es Salaam
  33. Nelson Mandela University
  34. Covenant University Ota
  35. University of Fort Hare
  36. University of Tanta
  37. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
  38. Al Azhar University
  39. Tshwane University of Technology
  40. University of Khartoum
  41. Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene
  42. Kafrelsheikh University
  43. Obafemi Awolowo University
  44. Helwan University
  45. Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  46. Université Mohammed Premier Oujda
  47. Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes
  48. Fayoum University
  49. Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport
  50. Minufiya University

From the above list of Top 50 Universities in Africa, we see that it is only one Tanzania university that made it – that is the University of Dar Es Salaam at number 32. We hope there will be more entries from Tanzania next year.

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