Times Higher Education (THE) will hold the Times Higher Education Sub-Saharan Africa Universities forum, at Ashesi University’s campus on June 26, 2023.  

The first of its kind by THE in sub-Saharan Africa, the forum will focus on how universities in the region can deliver transformational teaching and research, ensure sustainable opportunities for their students as well as graduates, and improve citizenship across the continent. 

The forum will also include the launch of the Sub-Saharan University Rankings. In developing the ranking system which was created in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and in consultation with university leaders across sub-Saharan Africa, THE developed the methodology and performed the underlying data collection and analysis. 

“University rankings should always have their methodologies scrutinized and impact questioned, but the right data understood effectively are a vital tool in supporting institutional missions,” shared Professor Angela Owusu Ansah, Ashesi University Provost. “The question is what data are most important in an African context? And what should African leaders understand – and what might they ignore – from comparisons in a global market?” 

The project was initially conceptualised by a consortium of African and international higher education organization with coordination by the Education Collaborative.   

 “THE’s Sub-Saharan Rankings will provide a great resource for African universities to focus on African problems while remaining globally competitive,” shared Rose Dodd, Executive Director of the Education Collaborative. “By leveraging our collective expertise, and engaging seasoned institutions like the Times Higher Education, we continue to raise higher education outcomes on the continent.”  

For more information about the Sub-Saharan Africa Universities Forum, email info@ashesi.educollab.edu.gh