The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, wishes to congratulate the University of Cape Coast for being ranked among the topmost universities in the world for this year.
The global rankings instituted by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Cape Coast University as 1st in Ghana, 1st in West Africa, ranked among top 5 in Africa, 1st University Globally for research influence and 1st out of the 138 new entrant Universities in the World Ranking for 2022.
According to Dr Adutwum, this attainment by Cape Coast University has brought much honour and excitement as it would go a long way to uplift the image of the nation’s education sector.
Speaking to the media last Friday, the Education Minister also lauded the Management and Board of the university for their hard work which has earned them this feat.
He urged the various stakeholders in the country to continue working very hard towards strengthening the status of the nation’s education for the best of all.
Dr Adutwum reminded the university not to be complacent with the attainment of this but rather let it spur them on to continue working very hard to maintain their position or even make it better.
The Times Higher Education World University ranking was established about two decades ago to appreciate and rank universities that are much interested in researching societal and global challenges.
The 2022 edition for instance focused so much on universities that researched into the Covid-19 pandemic and other related issues especially in the discovery and research into vaccines for the novel pandemic.
It is worth noting that, the Times Higher Education World University has more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date. The table of awardees is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
World Best University
The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the sixth consecutive year, while mainland China has two institutions in the top 20 for the first time. Peking and Tsinghua University share 16th place.
Six new countries feature in the table compared with last year: Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Palestine and Tanzania.
Harvard University tops the teaching pillar, while the University of Oxford tops the research pillar and Macau University of Science and Technology leads the international pillar.