University of Ghana

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian public universities. The university is mainly based at Legon, about 12 kilometres northeast of the centre of Accra. 

The University hosts several research institutes and centres, including:

  • The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studieswhich is part of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences and was established in 2010. The rationale for establishing IESS is to train the next generation of scientists that will have the skill and knowledge to innovatively tackle the environmental and sanitation issues in Ghana and beyond.
  • The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement, which 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.
  • The Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS), which is an offshoot initiative of   the “Building Capacity to meet the Climate Change Challenge (B4C-Ghana)” project (Building Capacity to meet the Climate Change Challenge (B4C-Ghana)) which was under the able leadership of Professor Yaa Ntiamoa- Baidu.

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