African Higher Education


Emerging research universities 2001-2015

DOWNLOAD THE LATEST DATA from An Empirical Overview of Emerging Research Universities in Africa 2001-2015.

Includes 15 data tables on student, staff and research outputs for the period 2001-2015.






Selected indicators


DOWNLOAD the previously published dataset for the period 2009 to 2011 from An Empirical Overview of Eight African Flagship Universities 2001-2011.

Dataset reference: doi:10.7910/DVN/25427



An Empirical Overview of Emerging Research Universities in Africa

Ian Bunting, Nico Cloete & Francois van Schalkwyk

Publication date: January 2018

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High level knowledge production data

at 4 African universities

Data analyses on the inputs and outputs of 4 African universities. The sources of the academic staff and student enrolment and graduate data are:

  • Universities of Ghana and Makerere: data collected by CHET as part of the Herana 2 project.
  • Universities of Cape Town and Witwatersrand: (a) SA higher education management information system (HEMIS) data and (b) Herana 2 data.

The data cover the academic years 2008/09 to 2010/11 for Ghana and Makerere and 2008-2010 for Cape Town and Witwatersrand.

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Overview of research performance 2015

University of Botswana

University of Cape Town

University of Dar es Salaam

Eduardo Mondlane University

University of Ghana

Makerere University

University of Mauritius

University of Nairobi

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