The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been ranked as the best University in the World for the provision of Quality Education.
This was announced in the 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking published on Thursday, 1st June, 2023.
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).
The 2023 Impact Rankings is the fifth edition, and the overall ranking includes 1,591 universities from 112 countries/regions.
QUALITY OF EDUCATION
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi leads the table by placing 1ST GLOBALLY with a score of 93.1 to top all Universities in the World in terms of quality education. KNUST beat 1303 out of the 1304 universities that fell within this category in the World. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, thus, becomes the NO.1 destination for quality eduaction globally.
The SDG4- Quality Education category measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, research, and their commitment to inclusive education. This year, 1,304 universities from 109 countries/regions participated in the SDG 4 category.
Management expresses profound gratitude to the diligent staff and students, invaluable partners, and esteemed stakeholders for their immense contributions leading to this remarkable milestone. This significant achievement stands as a testament to the collective efforts and commitment displayed by everyone at KNUST.
Management implores all members of staff and students to sustain this unwavering diligence and perseverance. The resplendent banner of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) must persistently wave high, symbolising our continuous pursuit of excellence.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has a history that dates back to 1951 when the Kumasi College of Technology was established. In 1961 the college was granted full university status and it became Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The university is located in Kumasi, a city in southern Ghana. Kumasi is the capital of the Ashanti Region and is the second largest city in Ghana after Accra, the capital.
There are six colleges within the university: the college of agriculture and natural resources, college of art and built environment, college of humanities and social sciences, college of engineering, college of health sciences and the college of science. These colleges are comprised of faculties, which are subdivided into departments offering a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programmes.
In 1974 the Board of Graduate Studies was established to provide further education to students looking to specialise in science and technology. In 2000 the board was given the status of a school and has since been developing graduate programmes that contribute to the economic, scientific, technological and social advancement of Ghana.
Outside of the classroom students are encouraged to get involved in the university’s extracurricular activities. There are currently more than 100 student groups and organisations on campus but this number is increasing every year as students start new clubs to fit their interests.