KNUST – short for Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – is a premium science and technology university located in Kumasi-Ghana, West Africa. It has been in existence since 1951 and currently teaches about 75.000 students in subjects such as science, pharmacy, medicine, construction, arts, social science, business or law. About 57% of the students are male, 43% female. The university’s staff consists of about 2.200 men and about 800 women.
The university is known for the results of its research and the development of its human resources in the fields of science and technology. Underlying the University’s aspirations is the idea that for the success of a country’s development, social justice, and international competitiveness, the education of its inhabitants is crucial. That is why KNUST has created an environment where teaching, research and entrepreneurship training in science and technology are crucial – contributing to the socio-economic success of Ghana and the entire African continent.
The University shares the vision and ambitions of ACCESS, and together with the Leipzig University, we are leading the e-coaching aspect of the ACCESS program and working with us to develop new teaching methods for students in Africa. The aim is to develop a tool-kit that will enable teachers to increase the skills of their students. As a hands-on project, it will be implemented in various universities.