UCC ranks No 1 in Ghana after beating KNUST, others; ranks No 1 uni in global research influence

UCC ranks No 1 in Ghana after beating KNUST, others; ranks No 1 uni in global research influence

  • The University of Cape Coast has been ranked the number one university in Ghana, according to the 2022 Times Higher Education annual rankings
  • UCC qualified in the ranking because it has published at least 1,000 papers within five years
  • Also, UCC was ranked as the first university in West Africa

The University of Cape Coast has over the years been known as one of the tertiary institutions in the country that has produced a lot of good students.

According to a recent publication by 3News.com, the University of Cape Coast has been ranked the number one University in Ghana.

This is according to the 2022 Times Higher Education annual rankings.

University of Cape Coast ranked No 1 in Ghana; number 1 in global research influence
University of Cape Coast ranked No 1 in Ghana; number 1 in global research influence Photo credit: UCC
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The report noted that for a university to be ranked in the World University Rankings, it must have published at least 1,000 papers in reputable publications within a five-year period.

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Also, the University must teach in more than one subject area and teach undergraduates as well.

The first ranking was launched in 2004 with 200 universities participating.

Universities are also excluded if they only teach in a single subject area, or if they don’t teach undergraduates.

The world university rankings have also noted that the University of Cape Coast is the number one university in West Africa.

UCC is also number one in global research influence as well as number one out of the 138 new entrant universities in the World University Rankings.

University of Cape Coast ranked No 1 in Ghana; number 1 in global research influence
University of Cape Coast ranked No 1 in Ghana; number 1 in global research influence Photo credit: The World University Ranking
Source: UGC

Zimbabwean lecturer refuses KNUST appointment

In other news, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has had one of its new lecturers from Zimbabwe rejecting its appointment over poor salary.

According to a report filed by StarrNews, a Zimbabwean lecturer has declined a senior lecturer post at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the Department of Physiotherapy and Sport Sciences over poor salary.

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The lecturer, Dr. Matthew Chiwaridzo, who was supposed to be a senior lecturer at the Department of Physiotherapy and Sport Sciences stated that the basic salary being offered to him here is nothing compared to what he will receive in Zimbabwe.

Unlike KNUST, which wanted to pay him USD 760.00 per month, he mentioned that, at Senior Lecturer grade in Zimbabwe, he is paid USD 1.500 per month.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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