Universities in Durban, South Africa
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  • Universities in Durban
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Universities in Durban
  • (12 institution and 6 subject rankings)
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  • Universities in Durban
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Durban
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities from Scimago Institutions. 2 universities from Durban appear in this ranking.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Art & Design) updated with University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked highest among 5 listed universities in Durban.
  • 01 Mar, 2021: Latest THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education from THE Times Higher Education, UK. 2 universities from Durban appear in this ranking.
  • 01 Jan, 2021: Publication of Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. University of KwaZulu-Natal with highest ranking among universities in Durban ranked #570.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Durban

Public Health
#76 
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Biological Sciences
#144 
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Agriculture & Forestry
#151 
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Philosophy
#184 
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Environmental Engineering
#289 
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Rankings of universities in Durban, South Africa 2021

#1

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (93 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #395 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Durban University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (74 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #562 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #1250 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#3

Mangosuthu University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (33 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #9466 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Durban Key Facts for International Students

Population: 3121000

Time: GMT +2

District/province: KwaZulu-Natal, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

Living costs for students in Durban:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 58* (42% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 41* (59% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 46* (54% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 34.58 ZAR
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
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  • Plug Type M
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
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  • Plug Type N
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
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FAQ

University of KwaZulu-Natal ranks #1 in Durban in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Durban University of KwaZulu-Natal is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 24 rankings where University of KwaZulu-Natal is listed.

University of KwaZulu-Natal is ranked best in Durban for Medicine & Health (Public Health). See all rankings for the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

University of KwaZulu-Natal is ranked best in Durban for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

University of KwaZulu-Natal is ranked best in Durban for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

University of KwaZulu-Natal is ranked best in Durban for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy). See all rankings for the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

University of KwaZulu-Natal is ranked best in Durban for Engineering (Environmental Engineering). See all rankings for the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings BRICS:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 20%
Staff with a PhD 10%
Papers per faculty 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Africa:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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