• Ghana’s National Accreditation Board approved Lancaster University Ghana, a branch campus of the highly ranked Lancaster University, UK. Conveniently located in East Legon, the university campus admitted its first cohort of undergraduate students in October 2013 and postgraduate students in July 2015. This is a partnership between Lancaster University and Trans National Education, Ghana Ltd.
• Lancaster University Ghana is the only fully fledged branch campus in West Africa and is set to grow into a major regional teaching and research university of international standing.
• Graduates receive the same degree certificate that they would have received had they studied in the UK and the transcript indicates the location of study of each module. Individualised voluntary exchange programmes have been developed, which encourage students to study at the parent campus for one or more terms during their university career.
• Lancaster University is committed to producing graduates who have skills and knowledge to meet Ghana’s industrial, societal and governmental needs.
• The university also admits qualified students from other West African countries, offering them a prestigious UK higher education opportunity without the need to travel abroad.
• Students are able to study a wide range of subjects including management, law, international relations, computing and psychology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
• Students are taught by a combination of international, local and Lancaster University academics. Faculty from the parent campus in Lancaster currently teach the Executive MBA modules and provide guest lectures and/or co-teach undergraduate programmes with Accra based academics.
• Local staff undertake continuous certificated staff development programmes, delivered by LU staff in both Ghana and the UK.
Rankings , teaching and research
• Lancaster is ranked in the top one percent of universities in the world and is highly ranked in all UK university league tables - as well as achieving high scores in terms of student satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey.
• The University excels in research at the highest international level and in the latest government assessment had 92 percent of its research recognised as world leading or internationally significant - with some key areas of research ranked top in the UK.
• Lancaster fosters a culture of prioritising the student experience through participatory learning, and strongly encourages research. Lancaster constantly strives to guard its strong research record through significant investment in new teaching staff thereby further enhancing students’ academic involvement . The teaching team at Lancaster includes internationally renowned scholars and researchers with interests spanning a range of disciplines.
• Lancaster University’s Management school is triple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA and the Lancaster MBA is ranked Number 1 in the World for Corporate Strategy (according to The Financial Times)
Opportunities for students
• Students at Lancaster University Ghana have the opportunity to spend part of their degree at Lancaster University, either for a semester or for a full academic year.
• Lancaster University is respected by graduate employers evidenced by the fact that 93per cent of Lancaster students find employment or further study within six months of graduating. Our research addresses important scientific problems and technological challenges and we develop graduates who are skilled and highly employable.
• The world of work is becoming increasingly global and the ability to communicate between different cultures even more essential. Students studying at one of Lancaster’s overseas campuses may take part in summer schools based at Lancaster University. This offers the chance to network, study and learn about a different culture.
• There are many exciting international volunteering opportunities for students available through LUSU Involve – the award winning volunteering arm of Lancaster University Students’ Union. Students can share life changing experiences with Lancaster students from all over the world.
• The Lancaster Award recognises extra-curricular achievements. Many Lancaster students are already involved in many extra-curricular activities, and the award aims to encourage students to complete such activities and be recognised for their accomplishments.
• Business and industry are key to Lancaster’s mission to produce applied knowledge and top graduates, and Lancaster is currently working with over 1000 businesses per year.
• The network of overseas teaching partnerships is a key component of Lancaster’s global outreach and commitment to internationalisation. Lancaster degree programmes are currently taught at branch campuses in collaboration with local institutions in India, Pakistan and Malaysia and there are plans to open a campus in China.
• With over 13000 students in total, Lancaster has 22 per cent of undergraduates and 70 per cent of its postgraduates coming from outside the UK. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on the campus. Lancaster offers a welcoming and diverse community with a global perspective to life and learning.
• Lancaster has a thriving alumni network of over 100,000 alumni in 148 countries worldwide.
Lancaster University campus
• The campus is located in East Legon, in a vibrant community close to several restaurants, gyms, sports centres, boutiques and the main city airport.
• The new campus space includes a dedicated learning common for students which include break out rooms, counselling offices, careers and student life offices. The new facilities also include a dedicated EMBA suite for the Lancaster University Executive MBA programme, a purpose built lecture theatre, tutorial and seminar rooms, along with additional offices for the University’s growing academic staff.
• Undergraduate students enjoy a maximum class size of 15 in the tutorials whilst the lecture size is 60 students. The combined capacity across both locations will allow the University to grow up to 1,000 students across its foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students.
• All lecture theatres, seminar rooms and laboratories are state of the art. The library is stocked with over 1 million items as well as access to a large number of e-journals. Students at Lancaster University Ghana have access to these resources.
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Marshalls is a well-rounded Private University which is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange.Marshalls had accreditation from the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to operate as a tertiary institution from 1st September 2012. It is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and Microsoft Technology Academy in the USA.
Marshalls currently has four Schools, namely J.S. Addo Business School (JSABS), the School of Modern Languages (SML), the School of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS) and Marshalls School of Technology (SOT).
Wisconsin International University College is one of the leading private universities in Ghana. The University College offers 14 Undergraduate and 3 Postgraduate programmes as well as short courses. Established in 1998, WIUC-Ghana received its Interim Accreditation in January 2000 and was one of the first private universities to do so.
Wisconsin has two campuses in Accra - the Main Campus is in North Legon, while the City Campus is located at St Paul's Lutheran Complex in Kanda.
The University College is affiliated to all three leading public universities - the University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). All its programmes are accredited by the National Accreditation Board.
Wisconsin welcomes students from around the world. There are currently over 25 nationalities represented on its student body.
The University College has a modern study environment, including a 600-seater capacity library, Moot Court, Nursing Skills lab and much more.
Wisconsin International University College - Leaders in International Education
Ajumako Campus host the College of Languages Education. It currently has only one faculty, the Faculty of Languages Education.
AFEX Test Prep is a subsidiary of AFEX Educational Consult, a market leader in test preparation – SSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and IELTS. AFEX Test Prep is a results driven organization that has placed hundreds of students in both secondary and tertiary institutions in the USA/Canada mostly on scholarships. Our students have attended Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, Williams, Amherst, Dartmouth, UPenn, Vanderbilt, NYUAD, and numerous others.
We also have 12, 13 and 14 year olds attending private boarding secondary schools like Groton, Andover, George School, Miss Porters and others on scholarships.
These feats have all resulted from good aptitude test scores. For instance, in 2015, six of our students obtained perfect scores on the various sections on the SAT test beating over 1.2 million out of 1.66 million test takers.
Organisation Development (OD) Institute has its origins in the Organisation Capacity Improvement Consultants (OCIC) International, United Kingdom, a private Organisation Development (OD) company. The Institute was established after over a decade of institutional partnership as a business model between the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana and (OCIC) International, United Kingdom, in running Organisation Development (OD) Practitioner Training programmes at Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s and Doctorate degree levels between 2003 and 2014. The primary objective of the Institute is to build organisational leaders and change managers in Africa and beyond through practical teaching and data-driven research.
The OD Institute is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) of Ghana and the International Society for Organisation Development and Change (ISODC), United States of America. It is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast (UCC).
The Institute currently runs Master of Arts (MA) Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Organisation Development. Other programmes to be mounted soon include MA Monitoring and Evaluation, MA Managerial Psychology, MA Human Resource Management and MA Development, Governance and Policy Studies.
The Governing Council is chaired by Prof. Albert A. Addo – Quaye and the President is Mr. Noble Kumawu supported by highly experienced staff in the management of the Institute.
The Institute of African Studies was established in 1961 as a semi autonomous Institute within the University of Ghana, and formally opened in October 1963 by the first President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah. The mandate of the Institute is to conduct research and teaching on the peoples and cultural heritage of Africa and to disseminate the findings. In addition, the Institute has always emphasized publishing and teaching, particularly at the post-graduate level. At the time of its establishment the notion of Pan-Africanism and nationalism were unquestioned in the academy. The study of Africa and her peoples, both on the continent and in the Diaspora, was considered critical and was pursued with passion.
Over the years the Institute has grown to host several units and today the Institute's teaching and research units include Societies & Cultures; Language & Literature; Religion & Philosophy; Music & Dance; History & Politics; and Visual Art. Additionally we have a library, a Publications section, an Audio-visual section that includes the holdings of the International Centre for African Music and Dance (ICAMD) inherited from Emeritus Professor J.H. Nketia, and which currently has a discography and video collection of over 3,000, and over 8,000 photographs. The Institute also has a museum with a variety of collections which include Asante goldweights. The Ghana Dance Ensemble of the IAS is the original national dance company. In addition, the Institute provides hospitality services (chalets and a restaurant) and oversight responsibility for the Manhyia archives at the Asantehene's palace in Kumasi.
In October 2001, the Institute moved into a new building, the first phase of a projected complex, completed with generous funding from DANIDA, Denmark's agency for international development. The complex is named after the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, whose vision of African unity and continental government, and belief and passion for African self-assertion and unique contributions to global knowledge and scholarship, led to the establishment of the Institute. The new building has greatly expanded the facilities available for the work of Fellows and students. The building includes a museum and the Kwabena Nketia Conference Hall. This hall was named after the world renowned ethnomusicologist, and the first Ghanaian Director of the Institute, and provides space and a setting to host meetings for more than a hundred people at a time.
The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) is a partnership between the University of Ghana (UG) and Cornell University, USA that was established in June 2007 with funding from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) at the University of Ghana to train Plant Breeders in Africa working on the improvement of African crops in local environments for farmers in Africa.
To be the foremost Centre for the training of Plant Breeders for West and Central Africa.
To equip plant breeders with knowledge and field experience to lead the conversion of genetic and molecular discoveries into innovative solutions that will benefit agriculture in West and Central Africa.
WACCI is based on the successful model of the African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI), University of Kwazulu- Natal, South Africa. This model is based on the premise that we can train African Plant Breeders in Africa, working on African crops in African environments.Since inception, WACCI has enrolled 82 PhD students from 12 West, East and Central African countries and has graduated 28 highly qualified and competent plant breeders. As a result of the outcome of students PhD research projects, national crop improvement programmes have been revived in the sub-region. WACCI graduates have demonstrated the value of quality plant breeding education in the region and made the WACCI programme a model for SSA and beyond. Currently, the Programme has students from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Kenya, Senegal, Sudan, and Uganda.