UCC Ranked 1st in Ghana, West Africa and 4th in Africa: 2023 World University Ranking

ucc ranked 1st in ghana, west africa and 4th in africa 2023 world university ranking

The University of Cape Coast has been ranked number one in Ghana, West Africa and fourth in Africa in the 2023 Times Higher Education Rankings.

This year’s ranking analyzed over 121 million citations across more than 15.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 40,000 scholars globally. Overall, about 680,000 points from more than 2,500 institutions that submitted data were collected.

Trusted worldwide by students, teachers, governments and industry experts, this year’s league table reveals how the global higher education landscape is shifting.

UCC earned this honour as the best university in Ghana, the best in West Africa, the 4th best university in Africa and the best university globally for research influence in the 2022 ranking.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 saw 1,799 universities across 104 countries and regions, rendering it the biggest and most diverse university ranking.

The list was premised on 13 thoroughly calibrated performance indicators that rate an institution’s performance on aspects including,  transfer and international outlook. teaching, research, and knowledge

University of Oxford was rated number one for the seventh consecutive year. Harvard University remained in second place, but the University of Cambridge saw an improvement from fifth last year to third position on the list.

Italy’s Humanitas University earned ‘The highest new entry’ and  ranked in the 201-250 bracket.

The United States of America  was the most-represented country overall, which had 177 institutions in the ranking, and also the most represented in the top 200 (58).

Mainland China beat  Australia, which has dropped to fifth (joint with the Netherlands) and earned the fourth-highest number of institutions in the top 200 (11, compared with 10 last year). 

Five African countries (Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mauritius) entered the ranking for the first time.

Harvard ranked first as the teaching pillar, while Oxford led the research pillar and  Macau University of Science and Technology earned number one in the international pillar.

University of Cape Coast is revered in Ghana as the best in the country characterized by strict teaching and tough academic curricula despite University of Ghana regarded as the country’s Premier University.

Recent Auditor General’s audit findings exempted University of Cape Coast from any wrongdoing as KNUST and Legon were all found culpable of teaching unaccredited programmes.

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