The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.
As the leading university in Ghana, the University aims to produce the next generation of thought leaders to drive national development. Through our 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 institutions.
As a leader in tertiary education in Ghana, the University has established several link agreements with universities in Africa, Europe and North America for student, faculty and staff exchange as well as collaborative research.
The student population is over 38,000 made up of students enrolled on the regular programmes, sandwich programmes, and distance education as well as students from affiliate institutions. The growing number of international students comes from over 70 countries to join either the regular undergraduate and graduate programmes, enroll in the study abroad and other special programmes designed for international students.
University of Ghana is run on a collegiate system and comprises the following colleges:
- College of Basic and Applied Sciences http://www.cbas.ug.edu.gh/
- College of Education http://www.coe.ug.edu.gh/
- College of Health Sciences http://www.chs.ug.edu.gh/
- College of Humanities http://www.coh.ug.edu.gh/
In addition, the University has several research institutions and centres for learning and research, including;
- Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIR), http://www.noguchimedres.org/
- Centre for Tropical, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics,
- Regional Institute for Population Studies http://rips-ug.edu.gh
- Institute for Environmental and Sanitation Studies http://iess.ug.edu.gh/
- Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research. http://isser.edu.gh/
For information visit http://www.ug.edu.gh