The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.
As the leading university in Ghana, the university aims to produce the next generation of thought leaders to drive national development. The University of Ghana has identified four priority areas:
- Malaria Research
- Trans-disciplinary Research into Climate Change Adaptation
- Enhancing Food Production and Processing
- Development Policy and Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation