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KNUST emerges best university in Africa

By Orowo Victoria Ojieh

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST) has been ranked the best University in Africa in terms of quality education.

This was contained in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking published on the 28th of April 2022.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, founded in 2019 are the only global league tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The World University Impact Rankings adjudged KNUST as the best university in quality education in Africa and fourteen globally in 2022.

This year’s rankings encompassed more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.

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The result is based on 13 meticulously calibrated performance measures that assess a university’s performance in four areas of quality education: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

The 2022 ranking analysed more than 108 million citations across over 14.4 million research publications and included survey responses from almost 22,000 scholars globally.

The outcome of this year’s rankings demonstrates how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected worldwide higher education sustainable indicators.

In a statement signed by KNUST public relations officer Dr Daniel Norris Bekoe, he stated that the Ghana based University beat 1,166 out of the 1,180 universities from 106 countries that were in that category. KNUST emerged 14th Globally with a score of 83.7% and topped all Universities in Africa in terms of quality education.

The University of Johannesburg came closest at 39th position with a score of 77.7% in Africa.

The management of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology appreciated and congratulated the hardworking staff, students and stakeholders for the great achievement.

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