Commenting on this development, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu noted that the rankings are indeed a true reflection of Makerere University’s reputation as a leading trainer of Human Resource in the East and Central African region.
“Makerere University is home the highest number of PhD holders in the region who are actively engaged in groundbreaking research. Additionally our gallant alumni spread the world over are recipients of a number of distinguished awards in both academia and the corporate world. We are confident that this greatly contributed to our being ranked 7th in Africa and among the top 1,000 universities worldwide,” said the Vice Chancellor.
In his remarks, Dr. Vincent Ssembatya, Director-Quality Assurance welcomed the ranking that seeks to take into consideration Makerere’s reputation as a world-class facility.
“We welcome this ranking as a great tool in the analysis of the quality of our graduates. Any assessment that considers the number of alumni who hold CEO positions is a good reflector of the employability and indeed quality of our Graduates,” noted Dr. Ssembatya.
“We intend to use such results to further review our curricular to best suit what is expected of us by the job market” he added.
The CWUR ranking which features Makerere University as the only institution representing not only Uganda but East, Central and Western Africa depicts her continued aspiration to train graduates whose credentials make them stand out as the region’s societal and corporate leaders.
In Africa, The University of Witwatersrand topped the continent, followed by four other South African Institutions and then Cairo University, Egypt in 6th position. South Africa, Egypt and Uganda were the only African countries represented in the top 1,000 world universities ranked.
The United States of America (USA) took the lion’s share contributing 229 institutions to the top 1,000 followed by China with 84 institutions.
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 without relying on surveys and university data submissions.