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Four angolan universities on Africa's 200 most popular list

Four angolan universities are among the most popular on the continent. Among the 200 institutions in the ranking are the Private University of Angola, the Catholic University of Angola, Agostinho Neto University and Óscar Ribas University.

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The top six places in the table are occupied by South African universities. Angolan institutions appear roughly in the middle of the table: the Private University of Angola is the best placed, appearing in 70th place. It is followed by the Catholic University of Angola in 79th place, Agostinho Neto University in 98th place and finally the University Óscar Ribas in 117th place.

Eurico Gungula, rector of Óscar Ribas University said, quoted by Expansão, that this recognition is important because the institution has been working in this direction. However, he stressed that there is still a lot of work to be done so that the name of the university continues to appear in the rakings.

"The challenge that the Government has set for higher education institutions is to have a university among the 100 best, however, this ranking is an indicator of what has been done to reach the goal and also shows us that we are doing well, to be among the best universities", said Eurico Gungula.

According to Expansão, this ranking assesses the popularity and visibility of African universities on the Internet and not their quality and infrastructure conditions. Among the evaluation requirements of the 200 universities that make up this league table is that they are officially recognised by organisations linked to higher education, that they give courses in traditional, face-to-face and distance learning formats, and that they offer degrees or bachelor's degrees of at least four years.