Ashesi at a Glance
Ashesi University is a coeducational institution whose goal is to educate African leaders of exceptional integrity and professional ability. By raising the bar for higher education in Ghana we aim to make a significant contribution towards a renaissance in Africa.
The university, which began instruction in March 2002 with a pioneer class of 30 students, has quickly gained a reputation for innovation and quality education in Ghana.
Ashesi is the first university in Ghana to adopt and blend the Liberal Arts method of education with majors in Computer Science, Management Information Systems and Business Administration. The university is an independent, private, not-for-profit institution.
The Ashesi Way
What is Ashesi’s Culture? What decisions do we make, and how do we act every day? How will the Ashesi Community help transform Africa? Our answer --a set of guidelines for decision making and behaviour-- is grounded in Ashesi’s founding principles. We call it The Ashesi Way, and it is based on the fundamental premise that our daily actions will make all the difference in reaching the end that we seek -- that the means determine the quality of the end.
Asking questions that broaden the conversation
Embracing fresh thinking
Connecting with others in our chosen fields
Proactively sharing skills and knowledge with other
Helping colleagues be
Engaging talents, experiences and capabilities of others
Taking initiative and going beyond the call of duty
Setting ambitious, yet attainable goals
Being socially and environmentally conscious
Recognizing long-term implications of decisions and actions
Leaving a lasting impact on individuals, organizations and communities
Full Time Students: 565
Ghanaian Students: 88%
International Students: 12%
Countries Represented: Benin, Britain, Cameroon, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Equitorial Guinea, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, United States of America, Zambia
Study Abroad Partners: CIEE, Coe College, Wilfred Laurier University
Full time faculty: 19
Adjunct faculty: 10 per semester
Faculty Interns: 10 per semester
Visiting Faculty: 1 Fulbright Scholar currently in residence
Administrative Staff: 40
Ashesi University College is a private, non-sectarian institution. It is sponsored by Ashesi University Foundation, a non-profit, publicly supported US corporation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Ashesi University College admits students of any race, colour, gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs, nor in employment.
Neither Ashesi University College nor Ashesi University Foundation have any political affiliations in Ghana or abroad. Ashesi will work with all interested parties in achieving its educational mission.
Accreditation: National Accreditation Board of Ghana
Affiliation: University of Cape Coast