University of Fort Hare World Ranking 2024

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University of Fort Hare World Ranking 2024

University of Fort Hare World Ranking 2024

UFH ranked amongst the world’s top universities for 2023 by Times Higher Education

Alice, October 12, 2022 – Fort Hare College announced today that it has received a prestigious global ranking from The Times Higher Education. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has released its annual report on the world’s best universities for 2023, listing 15 South African universities in it. This is the first time that Fort Hare University has been ranked by one of the world’s most respected university ranking bodies.

Fort Hare and Rhodes University are the only two Eastern Cape universities to appear in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings this year. Since its founding in 2004, Times Higher Education has measured college performance to understand the success of higher education institutions around the world, providing academic institutions, governments, and industry with trusted college performance data. increase.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is the only global report card that evaluates research-intensive universities across all of their key missions: It uses 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that take into account teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international orientation.

University of Fort Hare World Ranking

University of Fort Hare World Ranking

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Performance metrics are divided into five areas: Education (learning environment). Research (volume, income, reputation). Citations (impact on research). International orientation (employees, students, research). and industry income (knowledge transfer). “We are pleased with this achievement and it represents a significant moment in the first year of the update program,” said Professor Sakela Boolung, Vice Chancellor and Chancellor of Fort Hare University.

The vice-chancellor said the university’s strategic plan was on track and that the university was regaining its ground. She said, “Her applications for UFH for the 2023 academic year have also increased at an unprecedented pace.”

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University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare is a public university in Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
It was a key institution of higher education for black Africans from 1916 to 1959. It offered a Western-style academic education to students from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a black African elite. Fort Hare alumni were part of many subsequent independence movements and governments of newly independent African countries.
In 1959, the university was subsumed by the apartheid system, but it is now part of South Africa’s post-apartheid public higher education system. It is known for its notable alumni, which include several heads of state and Nobel prize winners.


“Union Hall” at the UFH.

Originally, Fort Hare was a British fort in the wars between British settlers and the Xhosa of the 19th century. Some of the ruins of the fort are still visible today, as well as the graves of some of the British soldiers who died while on duty there.
During the 1830s, the Lovedale Missionary Institute was built near Fort Hare. James Stewart, one of its missionary principals, suggested in 1878 that an institution for the higher education of black students needed to be created. However, he did not live to see his idea put into operation when, in 1916, Fort Hare was established with Alexander Kerr as its first principal. D.D.T Jabavu was its first black staff member who lectured in Latin and black languages. In accordance with its Christian principles, fees were low and heavily subsidized. Several scholarships were also available for indigent students.

Contact :

Alice Campus
     Address: Ring Road, Alice, 5700
     Phone: 040 602 2011
Bhisho Campus
     Address: Independance Avenue, Bhisho, King Williams Town
     Phone: 040 608 3407
East London
    Address: 50 Church Street
     Phone: 043 704 7000

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