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DUT RANKED 2nd IN SA AND 102 IN THE WORLD BY THE YOUNG UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

DUT RANKED 2nd IN SA AND 102 IN THE WORLD BY THE YOUNG UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

Another global ranking is in the bag for the Durban University of Technology (DUT) after it was recently ranked 2nd in South Africa and 102 in the world by the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.     

The rankings were announced by Mr Phil Baty, the Chief Knowledge Officer at the Times Higher Education in London. DUT was ecstatic after receiving news of this latest achievement. This accolade continues to raise the University’s global profile and supports the ENVISION2030 strategy that DUT has implemented.    

DUT Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Thandwa Mthembu said: “This is the third instance that Times Higher Education has recognised the international standards at DUT. In September 2020, DUT was ranked as one of the top five universities in South Africa and in the Top 500 globally, by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In March this year, DUT was ranked in the Top 100 universities in emerging economies, by the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies World University Rankings 2021.”  

DUT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and Engagement, Professor Sibusiso Moyo said: “The recent Times Higher Education Young University Rankings consists of the world’s best universities that were established less than 50 years ago. The Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings includes 475 universities this year, when compared to 414 universities who were ranked in 2020. We extend our gratitude to the DUT researchers and scholars (in teaching and learning, research and innovation), students and quad-helix partners involved in ensuring we continue to advance our knowledge products and impact as a University.”  

The ranking process uses the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship Times Higher Education World University Rankings, to judge institutions on their teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer). This is to provide the most detailed and balanced comparisons available. 

Pictured: DUT ranked 102 in the 2021 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. 

THE Young University Rankings Link:  https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2021/young-university-rankings 

Simangele Zuma 

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