Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and TechnologyUniversity


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Foundation: 1952

Mission: KNUST exists to advance knowledge in science and technology through creating an environment for undertaking relevant research, quality teaching, entrepreneurship training and community engagement to improve the quality of life.

Vision: To build on KNUST’s leadership as the premier science and technology university in Ghana and to be among the top ten Universities in Africa.


Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

Agricultural and Biological Sciences +2655th61st3rd
Arts and Humanities 1426th18th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4177th71st3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 704th12th2nd
Chemistry 3990th113th2nd
Computer Science 2591st47th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +2443rd60th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 889th25th3rd
Energy 2394th67th2nd
Engineering +2231st27th2nd
Environmental Science 2547th46th1st
Mathematics 1708th22nd1st
Medicine +3023rd36th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3006th70th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 1630th14th1st
Psychology 2220th26th3rd
Social Sciences +843rd14th2nd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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