The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been recognised as the best university in the world for the provision of quality education (SDG 4). The prestigious accolade was announced in the published 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 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 provides comprehensive and impartial comparisons across four key areas: research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching.
The 2023 Impact Rankings, in its fifth edition, encompassed a total of 1,591 universities from 112 countries/regions. Demonstrating unparalleled excellence, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) secured the top position globally with an outstanding score of 93.1, surpassing all other universities worldwide in terms of the University’s contributions to the provision of quality education (SDG 4). KNUST outperformed 1,303 out of the 1,304 universities within this category across the globe, cementing its status as the premier destination for quality education globally.
The SDG 4 - Quality Education category evaluates universities' contributions to early years and lifelong learning, research, and their dedication to inclusive education. This year, an impressive 1,304 universities from 109 countries/regions participated in this esteemed category. The 2023 feat is a massive improvement over the 2022 rankings which placed the University as the number one (1) in Africa and 14th globally in terms of (SDG4).