A Benchmarking Study of Selected ASET Oriented Universities in Africa and China


University of Ghana

Introduction

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the eight public universities in Ghana, began in 1948 as an affiliate College of the University of London and in 1961, was granted degree-awarding status by an Act of Parliament. With a mission to develop world-class human resources to meet global development challenges, the University offers unique courses in the arts, business, physical and biological sciences, law, agriculture, nuclear and allied sciences, and engineering sciences.

Within the College of Health Sciences, the University also offer courses in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, and allied health sciences. At the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, courses are offered in crop and soil science, animal science, home science, agribusiness and agricultural economics. The University continues to approve new and revised programmes and courses to enrich our curriculum.

Through its research institutes and other centres of learning and research, faculty members are involved in studies that support policy making for national development, often in collaboration with other international institutes. The University is working on encouraging more multidisciplinary research in order to address the development needs of Ghana, and at the continental and global level.

There are currently a number of Ghanaian and international institutions that hold affiliation with the University of Ghana. As a leader in tertiary education, we have established several link agreements with universities in Africa, Europe and North America for student, faculty and staff exchange as well as collaborative research.

The University of Ghana is also among the best universities in African, and by far the most prestigious in West Africa. Its graduate school of nuclear and allied sciences makes it one of the few universities in Africa offering programmes in nuclear sciences.

The University is also a member of the International Association of Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Norwegian Universities’ Committee for Development Research and Education, the Council for International Educational Exchange based in New York, the International Student Exchange Programmes and the Commonwealth Universities Student Exchange Consortium. The University of Ghana is also a member of the League of World Universities.

Our students come from more than 60 countries, and enjoy our congenial campus as they share in the rich culture that is uniquely Ghanaian.