In the 2022 Global Universities Rankings, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) was ranked 12th best in Africa, ahead of the University of Ghana, which was ranked 29th.
KNUST and UG were also ranked 587th and 916th on the global front, respectively, based on their research performance and ratings by members of the academic community around the world.
The KNUST received a score of 49.9 and was rated 484th in the world in Social Sciences and Public Health. With an overall score of 56.2, it also placed 277th in Clinical Medicine.
The University of Ghana, on the other hand, received a global score of 41.4, according to the eighth annual USNews & World Report Global Universities Rankings.
However, with an aggregate score of 41.6, it outperformed KNUST in Social Sciences and Public Health, placing it 326th internationally.
UG was placed 566th in Clinical Medicine, falling behind its Kumasi-based counterpart.
There were no public universities in Ghana that made the top ten.
Meanwhile, tertiary schools such as the University of Cape Coast (UCC), the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), and others were left out of the rankings.
In the 2022 Times Higher Education annual rankings, the University of Cape Coast was placed first in Ghana, first in West Africa, and among the top five universities in Africa.
Other metrics included worldwide research reputation, regional research reputation, publications, books, conferences, and the number of papers among the top 10% most referenced in the eighth annual USNews & World Report Global Universities Rankings.
The rankings were created to show how institutions around the world compare.
The Institution of Cape Town in South Africa has been voted the top university in Africa and the 109th best university in the world.
“Since an increasing number of students plan to enrol in universities outside of their own country, the Best Global Universities rankings – which focus specifically on schools’ academic research and reputation overall and not on their separate undergraduate or graduate programs – can help those applicants accurately compare institutions around the world,” the USNews explained.