University of Ghana Ranks Within The 151-200 Band in The Prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Golden Age University Rankings 2019

University of Ghana has been ranked within the 151 - 200 band on the Times Higher Education (THE) Golden Age University Ranking 2019.

The University of Ghana ranked higher than 63 other universities worldwide that were built in the same period, including peer universities in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

For example, UG is ranked ahead of 38 Japanese universities, 8 Brazilian universities, 4 universities from Poland, 3 universities each from Czech Republic and the Russian Federation and one each from the United Kingdom, United States, Turkey, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, and France.

This year’s Golden Age table reflects what THE describes as the Golden Age in global higher education, characterized by rapid university expansion and increasing investment in research, features 271 universities, up from 200 last year.

The Golden Age ranking uses the same methodology as the THE World University Rankings to cast a spotlight on the best universities established for more than 50 years, but less than 80 years.

Times Higher Education has since 2004 provided trusted performance data on universities for students and their families, university academics, university leaders, governments and industry with universities measured across their teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

The scores for adjudging University of Ghana were: teaching, 14.5%; Research, 13.5%; Citations, 23.8%; Industry Income, 42.2% and International Outlook, 48.8%.  

These scores were based on data obtained on the university as of 2015-2016 academic year on key performance indicators namely: University of Ghana’s publication and citations in Elsevier’s Scopus, number of doctoral degrees awarded by the university, research grants won by UG faculty, international -to -domestic students’ ratio, international -to- domestic academic staff ratio, income from industry and income from school fees.

It is worth mentioning that in computing the university’s final scores, these key performance indicators were normalised against total number of academic and research staff, therefore faculty members who do not make significant contribution to these outputs eats into the University’s total scores on the outputs.

In order to improve the university’s performance in future rankings, it is recommended that efforts are intensified at motivating internal stakeholders to improve their contribution to the outputs used in these rankings.