Overview

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology was founded in 1951 as a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Kumasi, Ashanti. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have also branch campuses in the following location(s): Sunyani, Accra. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana). Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is a large coeducational higher education institution. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment at KNUST.

General Information

University Name: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Nickname:    KNUST

Year Established: 1951

University Motto:

Nyansap? w?sane no badwenma

A wise knot is untied by a wise child

Country Rank: 2

World Rank: 1999

Academic Calendar: Semesters

Law School: Yes, Faculty of Law

Other Schools: Yes, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has other colleges including College of Science, College of Engineering, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, College of Art and Built Environment, College of Health Sciences, College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

The University has other Centre, Institutes and Units including Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD), KNUST Dairy/Beef Cattle Research Station, Boadi, KNUST Agriculture Research Station, Anwomaso, Centre for Settlement Studies (CSS), Centre for Cultural and African Studies (CeCASt)The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre (TBHEC), Technology Consultancy Centre (TCC), Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre, Kumasi (RWESCK), West Africa Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASSCAL), Regional Transport Research and Education Centre, Kumasi (TRECK), Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR), Institute for Science Research, Innovation and Development (ISID), Centre for Food Analysis and Bio-Safety, Centre for Water Quality Analysis and Waste Management, Centre for Science Product Development and Research Uptake, Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA). The University also have Quality Assurance & Planning, Human Resource Development, Institute of Distance Learning, International Programmes Office, Alumni Association and MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.

Accreditation: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board, Ghana)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Library Collection: Yes, KNUST University Library

Trademark Filings and University Licensing: Nil

Degrees and Certificates Awarded: Multiple including Bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

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