Engineering a Better Africa

August 6, 2013  |  By  |  Impressions: 1511  | 


In our first decade, Ashesi University established a track record of empowering young Africans with the motivation and the skills to address Africa’s challenges. We foster ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship in a diverse, pan-African student body. 100% of Ashesi graduates find quality placement, and 95% stay in Africa. They launch new ventures, develop innovative and pragmatic solutions to local needs, and help grow Africa’s private sector. Now, Ashesi is developing a new approach to engineering in Africa. Africa needs better designed infrastructure, and new, affordable products that meet local needs. Ashesi’s groundbreaking new engineering major, with an emphasis on design, problem solving and entrepreneurship, will help redefine engineering education in Africa and drive the important innovations that Africa needs. Two generous donors have offered matching gifts to help launch construction of Ashesi’s new engineering building. All gifts will be doubled, up to $600,000, if received by December 31, 2013. Multi-year pledges, payable over 3 years, will also be matched, if the pledges are received by December 31, 2013. When this match is complete, Ashesi will be able to begin construction of the new engineering building.