6. University of KwaZulu-Natal
Ranked 80th in BRICS and 701-750 in the world, the University of KwaZulu-Natal is another of the younger South African universities, also formed by a merger (of the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal) in 2004. The university is made up of five campuses in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Its scientists play an important role in the global fight against HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis, with the Center for AIDS Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) located on its medical school campus.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal is ranked among the world’s best for six subjects, and is another of the top South African universities to feature in the top 100 for development studies.