The Research Performance (RePs) Team of the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) monitors and evaluates the extent to which the University is making progress at attaining its strategic research goals. As a core mandate, we interpret data on rankings and publications and identify the University’s research strengths and weaknesses. We are also tasked to develop mechanisms for fostering performance improvement among the University’s internal stakeholders.

The University of Ghana (UG) supports faculty and students to churn out cutting edge research, to drive academic progression and propel the University’s vision. Consequently, UG has made significant efforts in this direction, by subscribing to globally recognized platforms such as the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World Universities Rankings and developed partnerships with Elsevier to acquired research support tools and subscribe to its bibliometric database; Scopus.

The University has remained among the top 20 African universities since 2016 when UG first participated in THE rankings and continues to be Ghana’s topmost HEI by many ranking agencies since 2013, including webometric rankings.

The RePs team works directly with Editors and Publishers of peer review journals and edited volumes to facilitate the process of indexing them in more visible databases such as Scopus and Web of Science.

For the University’s research to reach the global academic community and attract citations, we encourage our researchers to use the links below to check the ratings of their chosen publication outlets:

CWTS Journal Indicators


Scopus Sources


University of Ghana Journals


Web of Science




Email us via orid-rp@ug.edu.gh for any further information