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Ghana: The University of Cape Coast is the greatest in Ghana and the first in West Africa.

According to the 2023 Times Higher Education Rankings, the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is the finest university in Ghana, the first in West Africa, and the fourth in Africa.

The strong reputation of scholarly research outputs each year reflects UCC’s solid track record over the last six decades and contributed to this success.

By accomplishing this feat, UCC has proved that its reputation in higher education and the effect of its academic research are unrivaled in Ghana and Africa.

In the 2022 World University Ranking, the university was named the top university in Ghana, the best in West Africa, the fourth best university in Africa, and the best university internationally for research influence.

The annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings is the most prominent global ranking, aiming to present the ultimate list of the finest institutions based on five important areas of evaluation: teaching, research, citations, international orientation, and industry income.

This year’s rating examined over 121 million citations from over 15.5 million academic articles, as well as survey answers from 40,000 experts worldwide. We collected over 680,000 data points from over 2,500 institutions that provided data in total.

The World University Rankings 2023 include 1,799 universities from 104 nations and regions, making it the most comprehensive and diversified university ranking ever.

With 177 institutions, the United States is the most represented country overall, as well as the most represented in the top 200. (58).

Mainland China now has the fourth-most institutions in the top 200 (11, up from 10) and has surpassed Australia, which has slid to fifth (joint with the Netherlands).

In addition, five African countries entered the ranking for the first time (Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Mauritius).

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