- Three Ghanaian universities have been named as part of the best universities in the sub-Saharan region
- The tertiary institutions are the University of Ghana, Ashesi University and the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
- The ranking was conducted by the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings
Three Ghanaian tertiary institutions have been listed as part of the best in the sub-Saharan region, YEN.com.gh has learnt.
They are the University of Ghana, Ashesi University and the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
The ranking was based on metrics such as the social and economic impact of universities based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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The classifications, conducted by the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings is the world’s first global attempt to document evidence of universities’ impact on society, rather than just research and teaching performance.
Metrics include universities’ policies on academic freedom, their use of secure employment contracts and their share of senior female academic staff, and are based on 11 of the 17 UN SDGs.
Myjoyonline.com reports that the results of the first edition reveal a new hierarchy of diverse global institutions, compared with research-focused rankings.
New Zealand’s Auckland and two Canadian institutions, McMaster University and the University of British Columbia, were judged to be the best three.
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