The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has, for the second successive year, been ranked as the best University in Ghana by US News and World Report.
The Kumasi-based university also moved two places up from last year’s rankings of Africa’s best universities to become the 12th best university in Africa.
KNUST announced this in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Dr Daniel Norris Bekoe.
“KNUST is thus, ranked ahead of all public and private universities in Ghana to secure the topmost position as the best University in Ghana; the University is also placed ahead of over 40 Universities in Africa such as; the University of Casablanca Hassan in Morocco, the University of Makerere in Uganda, Ain Shams University in Egypt which occupied the 13th, 14th and 15th positions respectively with University of Ghana placing 24th in the ranking,” the statement read.
KNUST obtained a global score of 48.2, as against 42.4 last year, a global reputation for research at 1,075, an improvement on last year’s score of 1,044, a regional research reputation of 20 and 1,522 publications.
The Universit also published over 1,323 books, presented over 1,564 papers at various conferences, obtained normalized citation impact of 16 and a total citation of 945.
Additionally, KNUST secured 1,336 Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited papers, 852 percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited, 885 number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited and 166 percentages of highly cited papers among the top 1% most cited.
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