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HTU, UHAS Among Top Ranked Universities in Ghana

BY: KALD | voltaonlinegh.com|

Two universities in the Volta region; – Ho Technical University (HTU) and University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) have been ranked among some of the best tertiary institutions in Ghana.

The latest Webometrics World Universities Ranking released for January 2021, featured HTU at the 10th position, from its previous 24th position in the July 2020 ranking; while, UHAS, on the other hand maintained its 13th position on the ranking within the period.

HTU’s exceptional showing in this year’s ranking, makes it the second-best Technical University on the ranking after 8th placed, Accra Technical University.

The other eight Technical Universities were ranked in the following order; Koforidua – 18th, Accra – 23rd, Takoradi – 28th, Sunyani- 32nd, Cape Coast – 38th, Bolgatanga – 47th, Tamale – 56th and Wa – 63rd.

In all, 68 public and private institutions of higher learning were featured in the latest ranking, which had University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast, University for Development Studies and University of Education, Winneba, taking the first to 5th positions, respectively.

The Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC), another tertiary in the Volta region, however dropped two places to the 49th position on the latest ranking, from last year’s 47th position.

About Webometrics Ranking

The Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions with the objectives to promote web publication, supporting open access initiatives and electronic access to scientific publications and other academic materials.

The indicators for the ranking are Presence (public knowledge shared), Impact (web contents impact), Openness (top cited researchers) and Excellence (top cited papers).

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the ‘Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas’ (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities all over the world based on their web presence and impact.

Source: www.voltaonlinegh.com

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