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GARNET member institution wins top spot globally for contribution to SDG4

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), a member of GARNET (Ghanian NREN), has been recognised by Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking as the university with the most significant contributions to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 – Quality Education, across the world.

THE Ranking is the only worldwide performance table that evaluates institutions about the UN SDGs. The Ranking on SDG 4 – Quality Education, assesses universities’ commitment to inclusive education, pedagogy research, and early childhood and lifelong learning.

This top-spot accomplishment results from managing the university’s long-term, significant investments. KNUST beat over 1300 other colleges  (representing 109 nations and regions)  to claim the top spot internationally with a score of 92.3 out of 100.

To enable thorough and impartial comparison across four major areas—research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching—THE Rrankings employ precisely calibrated metrics. The metrics used were – research on early years and lifelong learning education (27%), the proportion of graduates with a teaching qualification (15.4%), Lifelong learning measures (26.8%), and the proportion of first-generation students (30.8%).

The KNUST was commended for enacting gender, anti-sexual harassment, and disability policies to safeguard the vulnerable members of the university community. Applicant universities were required to provide concrete evidence to back their claims. Institutions supplied and signed off their institutional data for use in the rankings.

KNUST has been a long-standing member of GARNET and enjoys high-speed connectivity and the eduroam mobility service facilitated by WACREN to foster teaching and research.

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