5. University of Johannesburg
The University of Johannesburg is up five places in this year’s BRICS, now ranked 58th, and is also currently ranked 601-650 in the world. The youngest of these top universities in South Africa, the University of Johannesburg was formed in 2005 by the merger of Rand Afrikaans University, Technikon Witwatersrand and parts of Vista University. It’s now a large institution of over 50,000 students, including more than 3,000 international students from 80 countries.
Ranked among the world’s best for four subjects, the University of Johannesburg is in the top 100 for development studies.