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How Can Education Improve African Leadership?

NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton speaks with Ashesi President Dr. Patrick Awuah in part 2 of NPR's TED Radio Hour episode: Africa - The Next Chapter. In this talk, Dr. Awuah makes the case that a liberal arts education is critical to forming true [ Read more...]

Fuelling An African Renaissance: How Patrick Awuah is building an army of ready minds

Business World Ghana magazine profiles Ashesi's president, Dr. Patrick Awuah, and tells the story of how Ashesi is training a new generation of problem solvers for Africa. Click here to read more

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The man who came back

Patrick Awuah tells The International Baccalaureate's Katie Jacobs why he returned to his home country to build a better future. Click here to read more

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Innovative new course connects students with peers in Ghana

Swarthmore college writes about its innovative new course, jointly developed with faculty at Ashesi, that allows its students to interact and connect with students from Ashesi. The students will skype, blog and find other creative means of [ Read more...]

Help, I'm jealous of my daughter

By Taiwo ObeAugust 2011The Guardian Nigeria (

Proud father, Taiwo Obe, talks about Ashesi and his daughter’s education at the university in his piece “Help, I’m Jealous of My Daughter” posted in [ Read more...]

Vice President appeals to tertiary institutions to re-adjust their curricula

By Ghana News Agency
August 2011

The Ghana News Agency reports on Ashesi University's inauguration, and the Vice President's remarks during the event. Click here to read the full article.

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From Microsoft to Africa, a university built from the ground up

By Brier Dudley
August 2011
The Seattle Times (

Brier Dudley writes on Ashesi's historic new campus in Berekuso, and what it means for the future of the university, its community and Africa. Click here to read the full article.

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Transforming Africa through higher education

By Nazanin LankaraniJanuary 2011The New York Times(

Reporter Nazanin Lankarani describes why Ashesi President, Patrick Awuah, decided to start Ashesi University and the potential impact his thriving university can have on [ Read more...]

WISE Summit 2010: Leadership Models

December 2010

Leadership plays a crucial role in determining the success or failure of institutions and learners. In this session we shall examine that role and reflect on the steps we should take to improve and share existing [ Read more...]

Black Star: Ghana, Information Technology and Development in Africa

By Gregg Pascal ZacharyIssues in Science and TechnologyJun 2003

A visiting scholar at Columbia University's Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Gregg Zachary discusses the brain drain out of Africa and the difficulties faced by [ Read more...]

Ghana native left Microsoft to sow seeds of African Ivy League

By Brier DudleyThe Seattle TimesSep 14, 2003

This feature article traces the genesis of Ashesi and describes some of the highlights of the journey that our founder, Patrick Awuah, has taken to establish our University. The Seattle Times [ Read more...]

Returning the Gift of Education: Two Berkeley MBA's found a new private university in Africa

By Ros DavidsonCalBusinessSummer 2003

Ashesi founders Patrick Awuah and Nina Marini are featured in this alumni magazine for the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley. Learn how the Haas School supported Ashesi's [ Read more...]

Tertiary Education in Africa: Ashesi University

By Dumi-Sani BandaThe African Crimson (Harvard African Student Alumni Network newsletter)Volume 1, Issue 1, Oct 2003

Ashesi was honored to be featured in the inaugural issue of the Harvard African Student Alumni Network's newsletter. This [ Read more...]

Ghanaian Sees Education as Africa's Future

Los Angeles TimesNov 28, 2003

On Friday, November 28, 2003 the story of Ashesi University was featured in the "World" section of the Los Angeles Times. The article describes President, Patrick Awuah's vision for the university and his [ Read more...]

A Vision for Leadership

By David TreadwellAfrica WeekAugust, 2004

This article featured in the August edition of Africa Week magazine is filled with interviews with Ashesi staff and students. The article describes how Ashesi stands apart from other universities [ Read more...]

A 'Swarthmore' Grows in Ghana

By Wachira KigothoChronicle of Higher EducationNovember 5, 2004

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article about Ashesi's impact on Higher Education in Ghana. The article outlines how Ashesi stands apart from other universities [ Read more...]

A New Beginning in an Ancient Land

By Richard BangsMSN.COMFebruary 2005

This article by MSN is part of a series, Heroes of Africa, which chronicles a journey into Africa to discover and celebrate important accomplishments by Africans, in Africa. Click here to read the [ Read more...]

Opportunities Never End

By Dyan MachanForbes.comJune 2005

This article in Forbes explains why Ghana's development portends Africa's future. Ashesi University is listed as an example of how Ghanaians from the Diaspora are returning home to start "bootstrap" [ Read more...]

Ashesi Tops them All

By Daily GraphicJune 2005

The Ghana Daily Graphic declares Ashesi "tops" after it defeats eight other Ghanaian universities to win an award for best website. The competition was organized by the Regional Informatics Network for Africa [ Read more...]

Ashesi University Lecturer Receives World Bank Award

By Accra MailJuly 2005

Ashesi lecturer Mr. Kofi Bentil received an award of 100 million cedis from the World Bank as part of a SME competition hosted by the Ghana Development Marketplace. Mr. Bentil won the award for a business plan he [ Read more...]

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