University of Ghana named Best University in Ghana as KNUST, UCC et al fail to shine in 2020 THE Golden Age University Ranking

University of Ghana, for the second consecutive year, led the ranking of tertiary institutions in the country in the 2020 Times Higher Education’s (THE) Golden Age University Ranking

They were ranked in the 151 – 200 band.

University of Ghana was the only Ghanaian tertiary institution to make it in the ranking.

The likes of Kwame Nkrumah University, and University of Cape Coast, which are among the country’s prestigious tertiary institutions, were not captured in the ranking.

In the 2020 THE World University Rankings, which was released earlier this year, University of Ghana, again, was the only institution in the country to make it in the list.

In that particular ranking, University of Ghana was ranked 20th in Africa but was fell within the 800 – 1,000 band on the global scale

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About the 2020 THE Golden Age University Ranking

The Golden Age ranking uses the same methodology as the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings but focuses on the best universities established during the “Golden Age” i.e. between 50 to 80 years ago.

This year’s rankings were based on 2016/2017 academic year data for computing comparative outputs other than publication and citation data.

The analyzed university outputs include research income, academic staff numbers/doctoral degree ratio, international/domestic student ratio, international/domestic academic staff ratio, income from industry and total institutional income.

This year’s Golden Age ranking reflects what Times Higher Education (THE) describes as the “Golden age in global higher education”, characterized by rapid university expansion and increasing investment in research. 308 universities were featured in this year’s ranking whereas 271 universities participated last year.