The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for the second successive time has been ranked the best University in Ghana, this is according to the US News and World Report rankings for 2021.

KNUST was also ranked as the 12th best University in Africa whereas, the University of Ghana placed 24th out of a total of 40 universities.

In a statement issued by the School’s Relations Officer, Dr Daniel Norris Bekoe, KNUST obtained a global score of 48.2, as against 42.4 last year, which is a great improvement.

KNUST ranked the best University in Ghana, 12th in Africa

“The University published over 1,323 books, presented over 1,564 papers at various conferences, obtained normalised citation impact of 16 and a total citation of 945.

“Additionally, KNUST secured 1,336 Number of publications that are among the 10 per cent most cited papers. 852 percentage of total publications that are among the 10 per cent most cited, 885 number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 per cent most cited and 166 percentages of highly cited papers among the top 1 per cent most cited,” he stated.

For KNUST’s Medical School, US News and World Report ranked it as the 264th best in terms of Clinical Medicine globally with an overall score of 55.5.

“The School also attained Clinical Medicine global research reputation of 591, regional research reputation of 23, Clinical Medicine publications of 856 articles, Clinical Medicine normalised citation impact of 15 and total citation of 405.

“The Medical School again had 704 publications that are among 10% most cited papers. In terms of collaboration, KNUST had 477 international collaborations relative to country and 23 international collaborations,” Mr Bekoe explained.