University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has placed first in Ghana in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Impact Rankings 2022, in the SDG-3 category. The University gained the percentage range of 73.9 to 79.6 with the points range of 102 to 200 to attain this feat. Even though this is the first time the University of Health and Allied Sciences has been assessed by the reputable organization, UHAS came first in the SDG-3 category among all universities assessed in Ghana. The 2022 Impact Rankings is the fourth edition and the overall ranking includes 1,406 universities from 106 countries/regions.
The THE SDG-3 ranking is based on research, stewardship, outreach and teaching in the areas of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). For SDG-3, which focuses on Good Health and Wellbeing, the ranking measures universities’ research into key diseases and conditions, their support for healthcare professions, and the health of their students and staff. SDG-3 aims at ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages.
The THE Regional Manager for Africa in an email to the Vice Chancellor and the UHAS team, had this to say:
“I would like to personally congratulate you on your success in the 2023 Impact Rankings. To be ranked in your first year as one of the top 800 universities in the world is a phenomenal achievement.”
THE Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Carefully calibrated indicators were used to provide comprehensive and balanced comparison across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching.
The recognition as Number One in THE’s SDG-3 category is a further boost to the image and place of pride for UHAS, which is in its 10th year. It adds to the list of recent successes chalked by the young university on global performance indices.