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DUT RANKED TOP 5 IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2023 WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

DUT RANKED TOP 5 IN SOUTH AFRICA IN 2023 WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

The 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings were announced in London yesterday (Wednesday, 12 October 2022). The Durban University of Technology (DUT) was ranked in the Top 5 of all universities in South Africa. This means that DUT also remains the number 1 University of Technology in the country. DUT was ranked in the top one third out of a total of 1799 universities, from 104 countries worldwide.

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Engagement at DUT, Professor Keolebogile Motaung said, “It’s a happy moment to celebrate DUT’s success and achievement. Thanks to the leadership and support of our Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Thandwa Mthembu. In all of these, the University has performed above excellence and needs to continue growing from this baseline and participate in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. As part of its research and innovation focus within ENVISION2030, DUT actively encourages researchers to consider the commercial opportunities that may arise from their research activities. This is real teamwork.  Well Done DUT and congratulations.”

DUT was once again honoured to feature in the global rankings. The adjudication process for the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings was based on 13 performance indicators across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

In response to the good news about DUT’s latest global ranking, Professor Suren Singh, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning said, “The teaching and learning environment at DUT has steadily gained traction with staff having PhDs gradually approaching 40%. The university has made massive investments into infrastructure with respect to state-of-the-art equipment for teaching and learning, and research as well. We continue to create innovative curricula and introduced and transformed 169 undergraduate curricula and 13 postgraduate curricula over the past eight years. Our collaborative online international learning (COIL) programmes are second to none in South Africa and we strive to attain one COIL per programme within the next two years. We have engaged in multiple interventions to ensure student success across all faculties through Siyaphumelela activities and DHET-funded initiatives as well.”

Speaking in London yesterday, Times Higher Education announced that during the 2023 rankings process, they had analysed over 121 million citations from more than 15.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 40 000 scholars globally. They collected over 680 000 data points, which provided the evidence for the world rankings.

DUT celebrates this latest global rankings with the entire university community and is grateful to the staff, students, alumni and partners who are living the values and principles as enshrined in the ENVISION2030 strategy.

Alan Khan

 

 

 

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