The University of Ghana (UG) has been ranked as the best university in Ghana and second-best in West Africa in the 2023 edition of the Global 2000 list by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).
The university was also considered part of the top 6.1% of world-class universities by the centre.
This outstanding recognition solidifies the university’s position as the leading institution in Ghana and the second-best in West Africa.
The CWUR’s rigorous assessment process evaluated 20,531 universities worldwide, with only the top 2000 making it to the Global 2000 list.
The rankings were based on seven objective indicators across four areas, which are, education quality, alumni employment, faculty quality, and research performance.
Scoring an impressive 69.1, the University of Ghana secured the top spot in Ghana.
In the West Africa Region, the UG’s remarkable performance positioned it as the second-best university, just behind Nigeria’s University of Ibadan, which achieved a score of 69.5.
This notable achievement comes at a time that the university is celebrating its 75th anniversary and is testament to the Legon-based university's unwavering commitment to academic excellence, innovative research, and holistic student development since its establishment.
The university’s impressive performance in key areas such as academic reputation, research output, faculty quality, international collaborations, and graduate employability, solidifies its reputation as an intellectual hub and provider of high-quality education.
Reacting to the ranking, Prof Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Vice-Chancellor of the university, expressed her joy and attributed this success to the resilience, dedication and hard work of the faculty, staff, and students.
She emphasised that this achievement reflects the university’s collective commitment to excellence and the relentless pursuit of knowledge.
Ghana's premier university’s recognition as the leading institution in the country and the second-best in West Africa is a source of immense pride for the nation as it has long been regarded as a beacon of higher education.
UG has and continues to nurture generations of leaders, scholars, and professionals who contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of Ghana and beyond.
With this remarkable milestone, the University of Ghana, Legon, has firmly established itself as a leading force in academia, setting new benchmarks for higher education in Ghana, in particular, and West Africa, as a whole.