Ashesi University Foundation

Ashesi University, is a secular, private, non-profit liberal arts college located in Ghana, West Africa. Our vision is an African Renaissance driven by a new generation of ethical entrepreneurial leaders. Ashesi's mission is to train a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate within our students the critical thinking skills, concern for others and courage it will take to transform their continent. The Ashesi University Foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, USA, is a 501 (c)(3) organization designed to help US and international donors support the University. The foundation was instrumental in helping Patrick Awuah establish Ashesi, and continues to in...

Ashesi University Foundation
1414 31st Ave. South,
Suite 301, PMB #11
Seattle, WA 98144
United States
(206) 545-6988
http://www.ashesi.org

Project Leaders

Sara Vandenbelt

Mission

Ashesi University, is a secular, private, non-profit liberal arts college located in Ghana, West Africa. Our vision is an African Renaissance driven by a new generation of ethical entrepreneurial leaders. Ashesi's mission is to train a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa; to cultivate within our students the critical thinking skills, concern for others and courage it will take to transform their continent. The Ashesi University Foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, USA, is a 501 (c)(3) organization designed to help US and international donors support the University. The foundation was instrumental in helping Patrick Awuah establish Ashesi, and continues to inspire a global community.

Programs

Ashesi University features a four-year bachelor's program grounded in a liberal arts core curriculum, offering degrees in business administration, management information systems and computer science. Ashesi's major innovation is our curriculum, which is based on best practices from some of the top universities in the world but is designed to address the needs of the African context. Our curriculum places a great emphasis on applied learning, ethics and entrepreneurship. Key elements of the Ashesi education include: A liberal arts core program that nurtures critical thinking & communications skills and encourages students to apply theory to practice through class projects and internships A community service program that ensures students get involved in developing solutions to problems in their communities A four year leadership seminar series asks students to engage issues of ethics, rule of law, wealth distribution and good governance in Africa A student honor code which requires students to be responsible for their own ethical behavior, and for reporting incidents of academic misconduct during examinations Internships at top companies in Ghana allow students to learn about local career opportunities, resulting in a very high local employment rate after graduation Senior projects encourage entrepreneurship among students by challenging them to create business plans, conduct meaningful research, or develop new products that will improve society Ashesi University's academic program enables students not only to develop technical excellence in their professional fields, but also to gain a deep sense of civic responsibility and a breadth of vision that enables them to navigate and lead in a changing world.

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