The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has retained its position as one of the best three (3) universities in Ghana in the 2020 Global Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) balancing their scores across broad areas such as research, outreach and stewardship.
This year only three universities in Ghana were accepted to the ranking list, including UPSA although participating universities increased from a little over 400 to 766 universities from 85 countries. The other Ghanaian universities in the rankings are the University of Ghana and Ashesi University.
UPSA was ranked in the 401+ position (same position as the University of Ghana) whiles Ashesi was ranked in the 301+ position.
UPSA’s strongest contribution was in the area of gender equality (SDG 5). Other areas of strength for the university were decent work & economic growth (SDG 8), peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16) and partnerships for the goals (SDG 17).
The University is one of the fastest-growing public universities in the sub-Saharan Africa devoted to business studies and relevant courses in humanities including ICT, Communications and law. With the courses pointing to business and trade, UPSA’s relevance is even strengthened through research and teaching.