Times Higher Education Begins New Ranking for Sub-Saharan African Universities

THE Times higher education Sub-Saharan rankings

Times Higher Education, the world foremost organisation in global university ranking would commence an African based university ranking.

THE announced the launching of Sub-Saharan Africa Ranking 2023, a pioneering new ranking of universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The initial ranking by Times Higher Education (THE) will be released on Monday 26 June 2023.

The Sub-Saharan Africa University Rankings would access 121 universities in the African sub-continent. The ranking indicators will be based on research, African focused impact and SGDs. Specifically, the ranking would check the impact of universities in Sub-Saharan Africa in addressing some of the toughest challenges faced in the continent by looking at various themes including graduate employability, teaching quality, research impact and equality.

The Sub-Saharan Africa University Rankings performance relate to both the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs) and to the African Union’s Agenda 2063 . It also includes a unique student survey, where students can share their experiences about the university.

Phil Baty, Times Higher Education’s chief global affairs officer, said:

“The introduction of this unique pioneering ranking, which was developed specifically for and led-by African education organisations, is a really significant moment. Firstly, it clearly and for the first time, demonstrates the broad and diverse strengths of a wide range of universities across the continent. Secondly, it will help African universities celebrate and showcase good practice, benchmark themselves against peers, and identify key areas where they can improve. And thirdly, it explores the impact of universities in addressing some of the toughest challenges faced in the continent.”

Long Standing Experience in University Rankings

THE will draw from decades of experience in university rankings. Top of these is the THE’s Impact Rankings and THE’s World University Rankings

Furthermore, ranking methodology for Sub-Saharan Africa University Rankings was developed by a consortium of THE’s data team and university leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa. THE independently managed all data collection and calculations. The ranking was created in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation. The
official launch of the Sub-Saharan Africa Ranking on Monday 26 June, 2023. The event is at Ashesi University in Berekuso, (just outside Accra), Ghana. Interested individuals can register for the inaugural event.

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