Top 5 Universities of Science and Technology in Africa

Universities of Science and Technology in Africa (14)


  1. Africa is known for being quite underdeveloped when it comes to technology. Yet, in recent decades we have seen some innovations from Africa acquire worldwide recognition. Here are some of the top tech innovations from Africa. The Universities of science and technology in Africa have also been developed to teach relevant skills. Better yet, studying in Africa also gives you a chance to explore the famous landscapes and variety of wild animals if you’re a foreigner. Here I round up some of the best Universities of Science and Technology in Africa based on the latest 41CU rankings.

Here are the top 5 universities of science and technology in Africa

  1. University of Cape Town

It is located in Cape Town in South Africa. It was founded in the year 1829, initially referred to as the South African College. UCT received its full university status in 1918 alongside Stellenbosch University. It has featured at the tip of Africa in Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities, and QS World University Rankings. It is the only African partner in the Global University Leaders Forum. The university is divided into six faculties, namely; Health Sciences, Commerce, the built environment, science, engineering, and law.

  1. The University of the Witwatersrand.

Popularly known as Wits, it is located in Johannesburg. It was founded in 1896 as a school of mining in Kimberly since the region was rich in Gold. Most prominent black leaders graduated from the university. It was in 2017 ranked the top university in Africa by Academic Ranking of World University. This year it has been ranked after UCT by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Teaching and research in the university are spread across five faculties, namely: engineering and the built environment, commerce, law, and management health sciences, humanities, and science.

  1. Stellenbosch University.

It is located in Stellenbosch Town, which is in the western cape of South Africa. It is also the oldest university in South Africa alongside UCT. The two universities received the full university status on a similar day in 1918, and it is the university founder of the technology behind SUNSAT. SUNSAT was Africa’s first microsatellite, which was launched abroad at Vandenberg in 1999. It was the first African university to sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the humanities and sciences. It has been ranked the third top university in Africa by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  1. Aswan University.

The main campus is located in the city of Sahara, Aswan, Egypt. It was in 1974 established as a branch of South Valley University and was later established in 2012 as a public university upon arrival of Republican decision. The university has 18 colleges, some of which are located in different regions of the country. The university offers a wide range of subjects, including; Agriculture, Engineering, Education, Archaeology, Social Work, and Education. According to British times, Aswan has been ranked the first in the world in citations. The university is the fourth in Africa as per the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.



  1. Covenant University.

Covenant University is located in Ota, Nigeria. It is a private university owned by the Pentecostal churches in Nigeria. Since 2002 the university has been operating on official status. The university was founded on a vision to raise leaders and restore the dignity of the African race. It has four colleges: College of Leadership and Development, College of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, and the College of Business and Social Sciences. Covenant University is rapidly growing since it began its operation. In 2018 the Nigerian Universities Commission ranked it best in private universities and positioned six countrywide. This year the Times Higher Education World University Rankings have declared it the fourth with Aswan, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Mansoura University