Ashesi ranks 1st in Ghana, and among world’s top 300 universities, in 2022 THE Impact Ranking

The 2022 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, based on universities’ contributions toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has ranked Ashesi first in Ghana. Ashesi was also ranked seventh in Africa and among the world’s top 300 most impactful universities. The Impact Rankings, started in 2019, are based on more than 100 metrics and over 200 measurements covering teaching, research, and community outreach; and highlight how universities are moving the world towards the achievement of the 17 SDGs.

80 Universities from 10 African countries are ranked in the 2022 Impact Rankings out of 1,524 institutions globally, reflecting the growing importance of the SDGs within African higher education institutions. Ashesi University, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – ranked second overall in Ghana and eighth in Africa – are the only Ghanaian universities in the continent’s top 10. The two are also the only Ghanaian universities in the world’s top 300.

Other Ghanaian universities accepted to the 2022 list, in order of ranking, were the University of Ghana, the University of Health and Allied Sciences, the University of Professional Studies, Accra, and Academic City University College.

Ashesi received the strongest ratings in contributions to the SDG 1 Goal of No Poverty – ranking 34th globally – based on the University’s strong focus on enabling access to students from low-income backgrounds and providing resources and support for their success, as well as research into poverty reduction. Ashesi also received strong ratings in contributions to SDG 5 (Gender Equality) where we ranked in the world’s top 200; SDG7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), where we ranked 88th globally; and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals) where we ranked in the world’s top 300.

“As the Impact Rankings focus on social and economic impact through universities’ contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, we can recognize niche strengths and uncover real pockets of excellence across the African continent,” said Chief Knowledge Officer at THE World University Rankings, Phil Baty, in a briefing for University World News

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