Academic City University ranks 15th in sub-Saharan Africa


Academic City University College has been recognised as the 15th-best university in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by the Times Higher Education (THE) in its maiden SSA tertiary rankings.

The university is also ranked second-best university in Ghana behind Ashesi University, which placed ninth in the sub-region. The University of Ghana Legon placed third in Ghana and 17th in Africa

This significant achievement comes within just five years of its establishment as Ghana’s premium science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and entrepreneurship-based university, placing it ahead of well-established universities across the continent.

THE sub-Saharan Africa university rankings are a comprehensive evaluation of universities across the African continent, recognising institutions that have exhibited exceptional academic excellence, innovation and research contributions. The rankings provide a valuable benchmark for assessing the quality and impact of higher education institutions in Africa.

Academic City’s exceptional standing among Africa’s finest educational institutions is a demonstration of the university’s unwavering commitment to delivering a transformative educational experience to its students, and promoting a culture of creativity and intellectual progress. The university has become a frontrunner in higher education for Ghana and beyond, due to the quality of its innovative and industry-aligned programmes, world-class facilities and industry-experienced faculty.

Commenting on this achievement, Dr. Lucy Agyepong, Vice President-Institutional Advancement of Academic City, expressed her excitement by saying: “We are incredibly pleased with this accomplishment in the THE maiden SSA university rankings. This award is a testament to the effort and commitment of our exceptional faculty, staff and students. It demonstrates our dedication to nurturing the next generation of African leaders, fostering innovation and providing an education that is globally relevant”.

She further added: “As we continue to pursue excellence, we remain committed to empowering the next generation of leaders and change-agents. This will encourage us to continue providing a world-class education that prepares our graduates to meet the challenges of a swiftly changing world”.

Academic City University College places a strong emphasis on equipping students with the knowledge, skills and mindset required to thrive in a global environment that is swiftly changing. Through its rigorous and cutting-edge curriculum, the university ensures that its graduates are well-equipped to tackle complex challenges, drive innovation and make a positive impact in their respective disciplines.

The maiden SSA university ranking was highly dominated by South African universities.

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