Ashesi University Foundation
Founded in 1999 by a Ghanaian who returned home after a successful career in the US software For 15 years, Ashesi University in Ghana has fostered ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship in a diverse community. The curriculum combines majors in business, computer science, MIS, and engineering with a liberal arts core and a four-year focus on leadership development. Ashesi’s 870 students come from 21 African countries. Half are women and half receive financial aid. Together, they develop a deep sense of civic responsibility and technical excellence in their fields, and gain the vision necessary to navigate and lead in a changing world.
Over 90% of Ashesi’s 1,000+ graduates have chosen to stay in Africa and work for progress on their continent, and 100% of Ashesi graduates find quality placement. The Ashesi model is working, and Ashesi’s founder, Patrick Awuah, has received the WISE Prize for Education and the MacArthur Genius Award in recognition of Ashesi’s impact and potential.
Since its founding, Ashesi University has partnered with Ashesi University Foundation in Seattle, WA to cultivate a global community of donors, foundations, government agencies, and investors to fund the university’s construction, program development, and student scholarships. In 2011, the Ashesi community celebrated the inauguration of our new campus home in Berekuso, Ghana. In 2015, we launched our engineering program with a commitment to gender balance.
Now we are working to extend the Ashesi education to more students by growing to 1,000 by 2020.
For detailed information about Ashesi, visit www.ashesi.org.