KNUST tops Times Higher Education Impact Ranking on provision of quality education (SDG 4)

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been adjudged the best university in the world for the provision of quality education – Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4). 

The ranking was announced in the 2023 edition of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings published on Thursday, June 1, 2023. 

The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings are the sole global performance tables that evaluate universities based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Employing meticulously calibrated indicators, the ranking provides comprehensive and impartial comparisons across four key areas: research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching.

The 2023 Impact Rankings, the fifth edition, encompassed a total of 1,591 universities from 112 countries.

Demonstrating unparalleled excellence, the KNUST secured the top position globally with an outstanding score of 93.1, surpassing all other universities worldwide in terms of providing quality education. 

The SDG 4 – Quality Education category evaluates universities’ contributions to early years and lifelong learning, research, and their dedication to inclusive education. 

The 2023 feat is a massive improvement over the 2022 rankings which placed the University at number one (1) in Africa and 14th globally in terms of (SDG4).

Expressing his reaction to the latest ranking, Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe, the University Relations Officer, highlighted that this remarkable achievement reflects the substantial and strategic investments made by the university’s management over the years. 

In a press release issued on June 2, 2023, he praised the past and current administrations for massive investments in infrastructure, ICT, and e-learning resources, which he said had significantly enhanced the educational experience at KNUST.

“This significant achievement stands as a testament to the collective efforts and unwavering commitment exhibited by the entire KNUST community”, he said.

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