The University of Cape Coast has been ranked Number One university in West Africa, by the 2022 Times Higher Education annual rankings.
The process to go through to be ranked in the Prestigious World University Rankings are; Universities must publish at least 1,000 papers in reputable publications in a five-year period – between 2016 and 2020 for the 2022 rankings, Universities are also excluded if they only teach in a single subject area, or if they don’t teach undergraduates.
UCC ranked No 1 university in West Africa on September 2, 2021. The University being raked at the top by the 2022 Times Higher Education annual rankings is over themselves with joy and are at cloud nine with the good news at hand.
Pertaining to the process required to pass for this, needs lots of hard work and consistent work between lecturers and students. This makes the ranking a very exclusive club, but one of many universities strive to be part of.
The number of ranked universities has grown over the years. When the first rankings were launched in 2004, they were limited to just 200 participants, growing to 400 in 2011. In 2016, we removed this arbitrary limit on the number of participants and the number of ranked universities jumped to 981.
This year, we are pleased to congratulate the 1,662 universities that met the criteria, and appeared in the World University Rankings.
However, this still leaves 450 universities that submitted their data for the 2022 rankings but didn’t meet the criteria. Many of them are growing their capabilities; others are newly founded, or are changing their missions.
“We think that it is important to recognise those institutions and so this year, we have created a new ‘reporter’ status for them.”