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University of Ghana Ranked Among World’s Top Universities

The University of Ghana (UG), has once again been named among the world’s most reputable academic institutions.

The institution was ranked in the band of 601- 800 institutions worldwide, according to a 2016 release by the Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings.

A statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Stella Amoah, said the “ranking places the University of Ghana ahead of its peers in the country, as it has become a force to be reckoned with on the continent and on the global front.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are generated from five pillars, each of which represents a key area of higher education excellence – teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), industry income (knowledge transfer), and international outlook (staff, students and research).

“For a University keen on enhancing internationalization, it is welcome news that the University of Ghana’s strongest pillar was International Outlook where its was ranked in the 5th decile,” she added.

University of Ghana was placed 10th on the African continent in June this year by the Thompson Reuters rankings.

“The continued upward mobility of the University of Ghana in world rankings is an attestation of the University’s quest to become a world-class research intensive university over the next decade,” she said.


The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual global performance list that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The rankings use 13 key calibrated performance indicators to provide a comprehensive and balanced comparison of performance by the featured Universities.

Last year, the University of Ghana was named in the list as the leading West African academic institution and the only one from Ghana.

By: Jonas Nyabor/


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