Commencement 2014 - President's address

21st June, 2014.

Nananom, Members of the Board, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, distinguished guest speaker, parents, family and friends, and dear Class of 2014, welcome to the tenth commencement ceremony of Ashesi [ Read more ...]

Remembering Skip Ellis (1943-2014)

"Can we merge western and non-western ways of knowing?" "Can a teacher move from being a "sage on stage" to actually saying to a student, and meaning it, "you are free to think"?These questions, asked by Clarence Skip Ellis during his very first [ Read more ...]

Ashesi's tribute to Nelson Mandela

On Thursday, December 5th 2013 former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, passed away in his Johannesburg home.At Ashesi we challenge our students throughout their stay here, to examine the people who have helped shape Africa as we know [ Read more ...]

Commencement 2013 - President's Address

June 22nd, 2013

Nananom, distinguished guest speaker, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, parents, family and friends, and dear Class of 2013, welcome to the ninth graduation ceremony at Ashesi University [ Read more ...]

Babson College Commencement 2013 Address

Accepting the award of Honorary Degree: Doctor of LawsMay 18, 2013(Patrick Awuah Jr. (left), founder and president of Ashesi, with Babson College President Leonard Schlesinger.)

President Schlesinger, Trustees, and [ Read more ...]

Citations to Professor Nana Araba Apt, and Matthew Taggart

Citation for Matthew Taggart

Matthew Taggart joined Ashesi University Foundation in 2000 as the third member of the Ashesi team. He played a crucial role in our fundraising efforts; helping to raise [ Read more ...]

Reflections on 2012, and Happy Holidays!

As I reflect on this, the year of Ashesi’s tenth anniversary, I am amazed and inspired by what we have all accomplished.

We were all pleasantly surprised when Ashesi was nominated among the ten most respected corporations in Ghana in a [ Read more ...]

Acceptance of Berkeley Haas Leading Through Innovation Award 2012

I would like to say a big thank you to Ashesi co-founder, Nina Marini, who is here with us this evening, and who played such a critical role in the creation of Ashesi University. Many thanks too, to the International Business Development (IBD) [ Read more ...]

Ashesi's nomination as the 7th most respected corporation in Ghana 2012

October 23, 2012

Dear Members of the Ashesi Community,

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Ashesi University has been named the 7th Most Respected Company in the 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers/Business and Financial Times [ Read more ...]

The Ashesi Culture

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 [ Read more ...]