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SMU breaks into top 200 universities in Africa

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) made history when it broke into the uniRank’s top 200 popular and recognized higher‐education institutions in Africa. Since its inception in 2014, SMU is ranked for the first time at position number 184 out of about 1300 higher education institutions in Africa, 23rd in South Africa and 6907 of 13,000 Universities and Colleges in the world.


UniRank selection criteria involves the commissioning, certification and/or accreditation by the appropriate higher education‐related organization in each country, offering at least four‐year undergraduate bachelor or postgraduate degrees (masters or doctoral), delivering courses mainly in a traditional face‐to‐face platforms. The independent web intelligence sources provide uniRank with valid, and unbiased web metrics, rather than using data submitted by the respective Universities themselves.


While we value our entry into the world of university rankings in just five years of our existence, our focus remains on pursuing academic excellence and making significant impact in the lives of ordinary people in South Africa and in the region.

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