University of the Western Cape: Rankings

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The University of the Western Cape ranked 10th in South Africa and 1137th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 71 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of the Western Cape is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 12,372 publications and 238,774 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 21 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#1137 of 14,160In the World
#13 of 1,103In Africa
#10 of 26In South Africa
#81 of 1,036For Human Rights Law
#163 of 1,090For International Law
#174 of 1,013For Gender Studies
#1898 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#1870 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 68 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of the Western Cape ranked 9th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in South Africa and 473rd in the World with 4,269 publications made and 60,911 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Demography, Law, Education Majors.

RankRanking
#9 of 24In South Africa
#9 of 267In Africa
#473 of 5,152In the World

University of the Western Cape
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901115
1991125
1992185
19932625
19943016
19953217
19963732
19974023
19985166
19993535
20003129
20014652
20023839
20033466
200443149
200560162
200673134
200781269
2008109189
2009150454
2010153431
2011227390
2012228367
2013293528
2014310587
2015327667
2016333543
2017285465
2018307437
2019309496
2020377961

Medicine

The University of the Western Cape ranked 6th for Medicine in South Africa and 837th in the World with 3,502 publications made and 67,839 citations received. Main research topics: Public Health, Healthcare Management (MHA), Nursing, Health Science, Family medicine.

RankRanking
#6 of 24In South Africa
#19 of 262In Africa
#837 of 4,839In the World

University of the Western Cape
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199083
199188
1992106
19931015
1994912
19951211
19961711
19972118
19981913
19993136
20001629
20012834
200225104
20033382
200454111
200565263
200656126
200789250
2008122269
2009149549
2010129303
2011182392
2012190442
2013200666
2014295648
2015262746
2016224598
2017247776
2018227767
20192611162
2020321683

Physics

The University of the Western Cape ranked 10th for Physics in South Africa and 1360th in the World with 1,990 publications made and 50,978 citations received. Main research topics: Astrophysics and Astronomy, Materials Science, Atomic and Molecular physics, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Physics.

RankRanking
#10 of 22In South Africa
#26 of 183In Africa
#1360 of 4,160In the World

University of the Western Cape
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199010
1991415
199249
199354
199434
199520
199631
199721
199867
199938
200065
200166
200221
2003911
200453
20051532
20063076
20072824
20083590
20094869
20105591
201169174
2012119499
2013149818
20141731108
20151841050
20161871179
20171611059
2018162929
20192071349
20202131413
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy33293
Nuclear Physics47555
Medical Physics820999
Atomic and Molecular physics7171019
Nanotechnology10161335
Materials Science11331571

Biology

The University of the Western Cape ranked 10th for Biology in South Africa and 1142nd in the World with 1,609 publications made and 56,228 citations received. Main research topics: Botany, Biochemistry, Genetics, Zoology, Agricultural Science.

RankRanking
#10 of 24In South Africa
#28 of 264In Africa
#1142 of 4,578In the World

University of the Western Cape
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199051
1991710
199240
199341
19941513
199554
1996411
19971219
19981325
19991449
20001232
20011541
20022787
200321188
20042492
200531408
200635415
200745156
200866223
200971357
201073274
201174370
201269260
201391355
2014103436
2015109290
2016110237
2017119315
201899415
2019114898
2020129330

Chemistry

The University of the Western Cape ranked 12th for Chemistry in South Africa and 1491st in the World with 1,540 publications made and 28,825 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Biochemistry.

RankRanking
#12 of 24In South Africa
#33 of 235In Africa
#1491 of 4,409In the World

University of the Western Cape
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199030
199147
199200
199343
199443
199510
199641
1997610
19981518
1999910
200062
20011714
20021736
20032359
20042553
20052175
20062752
20074081
200847149
200946122
201068150
201158191
201275234
201397234
2014113325
2015108292
2016104308
201798308
201879369
2019148862
2020157474

Environmental Science

The University of the Western Cape ranked 11th for Environmental Science in South Africa and 874th in the World with 1,447 publications made and 32,335 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Geology, Hydrology and Water resources management.

RankRanking
#11 of 23In South Africa
#24 of 244In Africa
#874 of 4,129In the World

University of the Western Cape
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199052
199183
199271
1993115
1994105
1995413
199630
199759
199897
19991317
2000818
20011657
20022228
20031924
20041855
20052442
200631161
200746252
20083282
200935331
201046334
201157128
201259152
201393325
201475230
201589175
2016110254
2017115237
201895182
2019129367
2020154467

Psychology

The University of the Western Cape ranked 9th for Psychology in South Africa and 697th in the World with 1,379 publications made and 23,259 citations received. Main research topics: Education Majors, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology.

RankRanking
#9 of 23In South Africa
#10 of 118In Africa
#697 of 3,753In the World

University of the Western Cape
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990412
199187
199243
19931222
19941215
1995731
19961520
19972112
19981220
19991115
2000611
20011011
200284
2003931
20041778
20051529
20061632
20072881
200838126
200950182
201052163
201183128
201270113
201383162
2014149191
2015120258
2016131207
2017103138
20187986
201979114
202079296

Engineering

The University of the Western Cape ranked 12th for Engineering in South Africa and 1759th in the World with 1,140 publications made and 19,151 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Remote Sensing.

RankRanking
#12 of 23In South Africa
#42 of 235In Africa
#1759 of 4,716In the World

University of the Western Cape
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199010
199137
199200
199333
199431
199500
199641
199721
1998610
199928
200030
200166
2002521
200388
200497
20051850
20062420
20071919
20083560
20093473
201042100
20113977
201247150
201375295
201497302
201595323
201690181
201782262
201872315
2019117720
2020122519
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Biotechnology1120582
Mining Engineering925602
Biochemical Engineering1112665
Nuclear Engineering619680
Telecommunications817939
Remote Sensing817998
Chemical Engineering8171108
Nanotechnology10161335
Materials Science11331571

Economics

The University of the Western Cape ranked 9th for Economics in South Africa and 508th in the World with 801 publications made and 17,939 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Political Economy, International Relations and Diplomacy, Agricultural Economics.

RankRanking
#9 of 22In South Africa
#11 of 156In Africa
#508 of 3,117In the World

University of the Western Cape
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199030
199120
199295
199351
199441
199591
199678
199724
1998823
19991328
200039
2001108
2002738
20031430
20041363
20051312
20061836
20072397
20082539
200934221
20102586
201141118
201259189
201351110
20145465
201558201
201659139
201746138
20184982
20195083
202063312
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Development Studies89136
Political Economy77281
International Relations and Diplomacy88364
Agricultural Economics1235503

Business

The University of the Western Cape ranked 9th for Business in South Africa and 899th in the World with 798 publications made and 13,090 citations received. Main research topics: Public Policy / Administration, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Occupational Safety and Health, Marketing.

RankRanking
#9 of 22In South Africa
#13 of 186In Africa
#899 of 4,080In the World

University of the Western Cape
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199010
199113
199200
199310
199431
199550
199641
199752
1998623
1999617
2000610
2001610
20021221
2003611
20041132
20051532
20061947
20071268
20082398
20092391
20103080
20114234
201257114
201358119
201485124
201560113
20165563
20175475
20185059
201956150
20206384

Art & Design

The University of the Western Cape ranked 10th for Art & Design in South Africa and 752nd in the World with 460 publications made and 2,368 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Fashion Design.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#10 of 19In South Africa
#12 of 69In Africa
#752 of 2,801In the World

University of the Western Cape
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199144
199220
199330
199410
199531
199651
199730
199882
199930
200010
200162
200210
200382
200492
2005126
200663
200758
200894
20091532
20102726
2011157
20122629
20132722
2014339
20153225
20163912
20173154
20183211
20193218
2020424

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of the Western Cape

SpecialitySouth AfricaAfricaWorld Rank
Math Teachers911389
Mathematics10191180
Computer Science11271629
Artificial Intelligence (AI)13692524