University of Ghana ranked best tertiary institution in West Africa by Webometric Rankings

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University of Ghana, Legon
University of Ghana, Legon

The University of Ghana has been ranked 1,239 on the January 2020 Webometric Rankings placing it ahead of universities in Ghana and West Africa.

The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions. Since 2004, an independent, objective, free, open and scientific exercise is performed by the Cybermetrics Lab (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC), the largest public research body in Europe, for the purposes of providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities all over the world based on their web presence and impact.

The objectives of the Webometrics Ranking of the World’s Universities was to promote web publication, supporting open access initiatives and electronic access to scientific publications and other academic materials.

Indicators for the ranking are presence (public knowledge shared), visibility (web contents impact), transparency or openness (top-cited researchers) and excellence or scholar (top-cited papers).

The University of Ghana has maintained its premier position in Ghana, with KNUST ranking at the 1,675th position. Besides the South African and Egyptian universities that have characteristically been ahead of UG, only University of Nairobi and Makerere forged ahead at the 1018th and 1082nd position respectively.

The information below depicts the University of Ghana’s World Rankings in previous years for reference.

Webometrics (World Rank)

2005 – 5,794

2015 – 1,761

2017 – 1,657

2018 – 1,555

RankingWorld RankUniversityDet.Presence Rank*Impact Rank*Openness Rank*Excellence Rank*
11240University of Ghana497260411541267
21676Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology373414214041610
32679University of Cape Coast226749216232649
43374University for Development Studies1669841025063380
54974University of Education Winneba2083842135465340
65671University of Mines & Technology Tarkwa107381281345674767
76391Ashesi University1849576262716084
87502Regent University College of Science & Technology6203490173606084
97783Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration22931173037576084
108946Garden City University College24091551373606084
119138Ghana Telecom University College136691066655646084
1210089University of Health and Allied Sciences147561454931336084
1310269Presbyterian University College60061141164796084
1410729Valley View University140291290054336084
1510957University of Energy and Natural Resources84291516842356084
1612923African University College of Communications231941058473606084
1713963Central University132141482868516084
1814324University of Professional Studies Accra131741327873606084
1914676Koforidua Technical University153491817854746084
2015097Kumasi Technical University149051879454366084
2116141Ho Technical University233651942252836084
2216456Accra Technical University138421593573606084
2316609Methodist University College Ghana240131680169586084
2416819Wisconsin International University College Ghana138081636473606084
2516996Regional Maritime University145031651573606084
2617202Pentecost University College199061623973606084
2717326Christian Service University College63101768173606084
2817437Accra Institute of Technology210131641973606084
2917929Cape Coast Technical University248061940465326084
3018259Lancaster University Ghana175001779173606084
3118520Catholic University College of Ghana208691773873606084
3218862Ghana Institue of Journalism241321778373606084
3319185BlueCrest College207481853873606084
3419673Knutsford University204671916173606084
3519904Ghana Baptist University College217381930173606084
3619980Sunyani Technical University214991940373606084
3720143National Film and Television Institute263651897273606084
3820610Takoradi Technical University220902008273606084
3920748Islamic University College Ghana210132036273606084
4020872Data Link Institute207132052573606084
4121128Tamale Technical University29722517764596084
4221203University College of Managment Studies259032027973606084
4321372Radford University College279962004273606084
4421467Accra Polytechnic295791863073606084
4522062Ghana Institute of Languages289752014173606084
4622276Evangelical Presbyterian University College208372209473606084
4722313Anglican University College of Technology Angutech201372221973606084
4822869Kings University College243752244473606084
4922926Bolgatanga Polytechnic263652275272446084
5022933Dominion University College271182207773606084
5123098Mount Crest University255012260073606084
5223297Laweh Laweh Open University Ghana171022361073606084
5323900Christ Apostolic University College279612302273606084
5424019West End University College274082331773606084
5524362University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies262152386773606084
5624506Jayee University College263162400773606084
5724698Kessben University College235572454273606084
5824916Marshalls University259672451073606084
5925418Zenith University College267742497873606084
6026055Ghana Christian University College184662646173606084
6126875KAAF University College246442690473606084
6227572Concord Business College291212685573606084
6329075Perez University College (Pan African Christian University College)266052908773606084
6429174Maranatha University College292502892773606084

Management appreciates the contribution of members of the University community who are committed to sustaining the University’s reputation as the highly-ranked university in Ghana and the West African Sub-region.

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