The ranking is an initiative of Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.
It is aimed at promoting Web publication of universities across the world and supporting open access initiatives.
According to the initiators, the rankings are not based on number of visits or page design of the websites of the institutions but on their global performance and visibility.
University of Ghana beat Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University for Development Studies to second and third place respectively.
The school places 20th in the African ranking out of 1441 institutions.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology currently ranks 28th on the African ranking with University for Development Studies at 103rd.
Web rankings for Universities are graded by Visibility (50%), referring to the total number of external in-links that the University web-domain receives from third parties and Activity (50%) refers to the number of relevant pages on the University’s website and the impact of it’s institutional repository and the quality of publications from the University Community.
By: Jonas Nyabor/233livenews