Location: Kumasi - Ashanti Region, Ghana, W/A
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The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, also known as Ranking Web of Universities has announced the high ranking Ghanaian universities in their recently published world university rankings.
Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) was ranked 1st among the Technical Universities in Ghana and 8th among all Ghanaian universities comprising both public and private universities. The ranking thus, makes KsTU the topmost Technical University in Ghana. A total of 68 Ghanaian tertiary institutions made it to the list of institutions that were featured on the latest rankings, with University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as well as University of Cape Coast getting the first to 3rd positions respectively.
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 one of the largest ranking system for all universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the web content (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external links they receive. The ranking is published by the Cyber metrics Lab, a research group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) located in Madrid.
The aim of the Ranking is to improve the presence of the academic and research institutions on the web and also, to promote the open access publication of scientific results. The ranking started in 2004 and is updated every January and July.