University description (as per official university website)
Educating a new Generation of Ethical Leaders for Africa
Ashesi University is a coeducational institution whose mission 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.
Accreditation: National Accreditation Board of Ghana
Affiliation: University of Cape Coast
Full Time Students: 464
Ghanaian Students: 90.5%
International Students: 9.5%
Study Abroad Students: 20 per semester
Countries Represented: Benin, Britain, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Palestine, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Syria, Togo, United States of America, Zimbabwe
Study Abroad Partners: NYU in Ghana, CIEE
Full time faculty: 18
Adjunct faculty: 10 per semester
Faculty Interns: 15 per semester
Visiting Faculty: 1 Fulbright Scholar currently in residence
Administrative Staff: 31
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, 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.
The mission of Ashesi University College is to educate a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate within our students the critical thinking skills, the concern for others and the courage it will take to transform a continent.
Imagine if every Sub-Saharan African country had several small liberal-arts colleges, dedicated to nurturing critical thinking, effective communication skills, practical experience, and a true concern for society in their students. Such a development in Africa would make a tremendous positive impact on the continent. This is our vision: An African Renaissance driven by a new generation of ethical entrepreneurial leaders.