2022 World University’s Ranking: UCC Retains It’s Position



Cape Coast, October 13th, 2022: The Times Higher Education (THE) released the 2023 World University Rankings (WUR) on 12th October, 2022.


The University of Cape Coast has retained its position as the topmost ranked university in Ghana and West Africa, and the 4th in Africa. Also, UCC was ranked among the top four hundred (400) universities globally.


This achievement demonstrates the reputation of the scholarly research outputs of UCC during the past six (6) decades. By this feat, UCC has also demonstrated its contribution to higher education and the impact of its scholarly research in Ghana, Africa and globall.


The annual THE WUR is the most prestigious global ranking. It aims to provide the definitive list of the best universities (1.799 institutions in 104 countries in 2023), evaluated across five key areas of Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook and Industry Income.

The annual THE WUR is the only global university rankings league table to judge research-intensive universities across each one of their core missions: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation). International outlook (staff, students and research): Citations (research influence); and industry income (knowledge transfer


The THE uses thirteen (13) carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, and all data are Independently audited by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, making the THE WUR the only global university rankings, which is subjected to full, independent scrutiny of this nature.


The THE WUR is used by many key higher education stakeholders in decision making. The THE WUR data are used by governments and universities and are vital resource for students, helping them choose where to study. The rankings are also widely used by faculty to inform career decisions, by university leaders to help set strategic priorities and by governments to help monitor policy. Some funders also use the rankings for institutional funding decision.


UCC has however dropped 23 places from its position as the number one in terms of research influence globally to the 24th position. Nonetheless, UCC stillremains the only university in Ghana which has achieved this feat since the THE annual rankings commenced nearly two decades ago.


The Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) and the Office of the Vice-Chancellor would like to thank the staff, students and all stakeholders for the various contributions towards these sterling achievements.


Happy 60th Anniversa


UCC, The University of Competitive Choice


Major Kofi Baah-Bentum (Rtd.), PSC, APR DIRECTOR (PUBLIC AFFAIRS)

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