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DUT RETAINS ITS TOP 100 RATING IN THE UNIVERSITIES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES

DUT RETAINS ITS TOP 100 RATING IN THE UNIVERSITIES IN EMERGING ECONOMIES

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has retained its Top 100 rating in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies World University Rankings 2022, which were announced at the THE Emerging Economies Summit in London, on Tuesday, 19 October 2021.

DUT was named in the Top 100 of universities in emerging economies for the second consecutive year. This global ranking is evidence that DUT continues to strive for excellence regionally, nationally, in the African continent and across the globe. It is a great honour for DUT, since innovative curricula and research is one of the enabling strategic objectives of the University’s ENVISION 2030 strategy, of improving lives and livelihoods. DUT wants to see its people being entrepreneurial and innovative.

Speaking about the recent ranking, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning at DUT, Professor Nokuthula Sibiya said: “I wish to congratulate all staff and students who contributed towards the University retaining its Top 100 rating in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies World University Rankings 2022 and for retaining its Top 500 global rating. Let’s continue to fly the DUT flag.”

Sharing similar sentiments, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement at DUT, Prof Sibusiso Moyo said: “Retaining our place as a University in the Ranking tables says a lot about the quality of our outputs and the potential impact these have on our society and economy. We extend our gratitude to the DUT Community and Quad-helix partners for their contributions.”

The Times Higher Education Emerging Economies World University Rankings 2022 include only institutions in countries classified by the London Stock Exchange (FTSE) Group as “advanced emerging”, “secondary emerging” or “frontier”. Just as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, these rankings use the same 13 performance indicators 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).

However, it is said that these rankings have different weightings to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies. They provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

Recently, DUT increased its global subjects ranking to four subjects in the THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022. DUT was ranked in the top 600 in Social Sciences and Business and Economics, in the subject rankings announced on 13 October 2021, in London. Previously, Times Higher Education ranked DUT in Physical Sciences on 16 September 2021and Engineering on 06 October 2021.

On 02 September 2021, DUT retained its Top 500 global rating and named in the Top 5 of all South African universities for the second consecutive year in THE World University Rankings 2022. In the Citation category, DUT was ranked 1st in South Africa and 12th in the world.

For more information on the recent ranking please click on the link to the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings: 
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2022/emerging-economies-university-rankings

Pictured: DUT retained its top 100 rating in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies World University Rankings 2022.

Simangele Zuma

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