4ICU, an international higher education search engine and directory which reviews accredited universities and colleges in the world has ranked University of Malawi (Unima) at position 74 this year out of the best 100 African universities.
This means Unima has improved after being ranked on position 99 last year. According to the latest update on November 9, 2015 by after school Africa, the first 5 universities on the list are from South Africa and a total of 10 South African Universities are in the top 20.
The original aim of ranking the universities is to promote academia and to support the open access initiative for increasing significantly the transfer of scientific and cultural knowledge generated by universities to the society.
“The publication of rankings is one of the most powerful and successful tools for starting and consolidating the process of change in the academia,” reads part of their statement.
Established in 1964, Unima academic staff ranges from 2,000 to 2,499 while student enrollment ranges from 5,000 to 5,999.