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2024 World University Rankings: UCC remains best university in Ghana, 1st in West Africa


As the top university in Ghana and West Africa, the University of Cape Coast has retained its top ranking.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2024 support this.


The institution won bragging rights as the top university in Ghana, the best in West Africa, the fourth greatest university in Africa, and the best university in the world for research influence in the rankings for 2022 and 2023.

The institution was still named the best in Ghana and West Africa in the 2024 list, which was just announced. However, it fell somewhat from fourth to seventh place overall in Africa.

1,904 universities from 175 nations and territories are ranked in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The table is based on the new WUR 3.0 methodology from Times Higher Education’s 2024 rating, which uses 18 meticulously calibrated performance factors to assess an institution’s performance in five different categories: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and global view.

More than 16.5 million academic articles with more than 134 million citations were examined for this year’s ranking, which also includes survey answers from 68,402 experts worldwide. More than 2,673 institutions provided 411,789 data points in total, which they compiled.

The 2024 league table shows how the global higher education environment is changing. The Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking is a well-respected list of universities that is regarded by students, instructors, governments, and business professionals worldwide.

The University of Oxford led the list globally for the eighth consecutive year, although other members of the top five have witnessed changes in their positions. Harvard University drops to fourth while Stanford University advances to second place.

This year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) rose two spots to take third position. After being tied for third position the previous year, the University of Cambridge now holds onto the fifth spot.

The highest new entry is Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Italy, which is positioned between positions 301-350. The bulk of the new colleges joining the ranking this year, nevertheless, are from Asia.

With 169 institutions, the US is the nation with the most overall representation. Of the top 200 countries, 56 are from the US. With  91 institutions, India is now the fourth most-represented nation, overtaking China (86).

Four new nations—all from Europe—enter the ranking for the first time. In contrast to previous year’s pattern, where all the new arrivals came from Africa, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, and Armenia have been added.

The top universities for research environments are Oxford and Cambridge, while Stanford University tops the teaching pillar. MIT is first recognized by the newly titled citations pillar’s research quality pillar.

The University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates receives the top score of 100 for the industry pillar, while 28 institutions obtain the best score possible for the worldwide orientation pillar.

In addition to the 1,904 rated schools, there are an additional 769 universities listed with “reporter” status, which denotes that they contributed data but did not match our qualifying requirements to get a rank but consented to be presented as such in the final ranking.






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