Top 10 Universities in Africa – 2015 Edition

9. ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY – ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

Established as the University College of Addis Ababa more than six decades ago, the Addis Ababa University (AAU), is the oldest educational institution in Ethiopia. AAU has gone from just over 30 students in 1950, to close to 50,000 today (including over 34,000 undergraduates, 13,000 graduates, and over 1,700 PhD students). The university has grown to have a staff contingent of more than 6,000, including over 2,4000 academics that are spread across its 14 campuses. These campus are made up of nearly a dozen colleges, and 8 research institutes, including the Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology that focuses on conducting biomedical research.

  1. MAKERERE UNIVERSITY – KAMPALA, UGANDA
  2. UNIVERSITY OF GHANA AT LEGON – ACCRA, GHANA
  3. UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI – NAIROBI, KENYA
  4. UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN – IBADAN, NIGERIA
  5. UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA – GABORONE, BOTSWANA
  6. UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS – LAGOS, NIGERIA
  7. UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM – DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
  8. ASHESI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE – BEREKUSO, GHANA
  9. ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY – ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
  10. CHEIKH ANTA DIOP UNIVERSITY (UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR) – DAKAR, SENEGAL

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