Ghana’s premier university, has ranked as the country’s topmost university for the year 2022. The University of Ghana also ranked 1,124th in the world ranks.
The ranking was done by Webometrics.com and is aimed at promoting web publication. Their main objective is to support Open Access initiatives, electronic access to scientific publications and to other academic material.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC) ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively in the local rankings and placed 1,532nd and 2,205th in the world rankings.
The schools were also ranked based on categories which include impact, openness and excellence.
In the impact category, the University of Ghana was first followed by KNUST and the University for Development Studies (UDS).
University of Ghana also topped the openness rank for Ghana. KNUST and UCC placed second and third respectively.
In Excellence ranking, the University of Ghana placed first followed once again by KNUST and UCC, out of the 89 tertiary institutions in the country.
According to the Webometrics.com website, “We intend to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflect accurately their activities. If the web performance of an institution is below the expected position according to their academic excellence, university authorities should reconsider their web policy, promoting substantial increases of the volume and quality of their electronic publications.”
The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions offering every six months an independent, objective, free, open scientific exercise for providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities from all over the world.
This is the 18th year of publication. “Currently we ranked 31000 Higher Education Institutions from more than 200 countries.”