Times Higher Education today published the results of its World University Ranking 2022 by subject in computer science and engineering.
The London-based organization responsible for its global . Rankings for universities around the world have ranked Oxford University in the UK as the top choice for computer science, with the US having an impressive 35 universities in the top 100.
This is the second year in a row that Oxford tops the list of 891 universities from 75 countries and regions.
South Africans looking to study computer science will be relieved to know six universities in the Landes made the list. Stellenbosch University came with 491, the University of Cape Town (UCT) with 519, the University of Pretoria (UP) with 574, the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) with 689, Wits University with 792 and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).
A record 12 universities in mainland China are also in the top 200, with Peking University and Tsinghua University making it into the top 20. < / span>
The USA has once again proven itself to be the absolute world market leader for teaching in engineering. Harvard retains its top spot as an elite institution, followed by Stanford, Berkeley and MIT. Cambridge and Oxford in the United Kingdom came in fifth and sixth respectively.
Near home, eight South African universities are on the list of 1,188 engineering universities. They are TUT at 398, North West University at 467, Stellenbosch at 484, UCT at 638, UKZN at 697, UP at 740, Wits at 797 and the Durban University of Technology at 846.
Asia took 28 places in the top 100, Australia eight places and Canada five.
Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer of Times Higher Education, said while the US and other western nations dominated the top positions for students who wanted to study computer science and engineering, many other different countries and regions also offered top-notch degrees, with Asia standing out as a rising power.
” Given the likelihood that hybrid and digital teaching will stay with us for some time, it will be interesting to see how universities adapt to this new normal, how they can become increasingly attractive to local and international students, and how the established elite can nt be challenged by it, ”he said.