Media Coverage

2017 WISE Education Prize

Press Release: The World Innovation Summit for Education to Host WISE@Accra Conference on May 9th in Accra, Ghana (April, 2018)
Times Higher Education, Interview with Patrick Awuah (Jan 2017)
Times Higher Education, Ghanaian university founder wins $500K Wise Prize (Nov 2017)
BBC News, From $50 in his pocket to $500,000 prize (Nov 2017)
Le Mond, Ashesi, laboratoire du Ghana de demain (Nov 2017)
El Economista, El Premio WISE para la Educación 2017 se concede a Patrick Awuah (Nov 2017)

Additional Coverage

Business Ghana, Universities must build Partnerships (March 2018)

Turning e-waste into art at Ghana’s toxic dump (Dec 2017)

Ghana News, Ashesi founder named ‘African Man of the Year’ (Sep 2017)

GE Reports Sub-Saharan Africa, Profile on Sarah-Michelle Mills ’07 (July 2017)

The Conversation, Start-ups can help Africa meet its energy needs. But they need to be encouraged (May 2017)

Portland Business Journal, Lessons from the Classroom in Ghana (April 2017)

PBS NEWSHOUR, This University in Ghana Focuses on Critical Thinking to Change Attitudes on Corruption (April 2017)

Wharton School of Business, Raising a New Generation of Female Leaders in Africa (Feb 2017)

MasterCard Foundation, Universities and Transformative Leadership (Feb 2017) – Password: TLglobaled2

ALU, A conversation with Fred Swankier and Patrick Awuah (Jan 2017)

King5 News, Ex-Microsoft program manager founds university in Ghana (Jan 2017)

Humanosphere, Patrick Awuah: Making Ghana the epicenter for an African revolution in education (Nov 2016)

GeekWire, An engineering program with 40% women? How this Microsoft vet cracked the code for gender diversity (Nov 2016)

Northwestern University, Ashesi alumna selected as 2017 Buffett Award winner (Oct 2016)

Aid for Africa, Redesigning African Student Thinking to Solve African Problems (Aug 2016)

World Economic Forum, 5 things Africa’s future leaders should know (July 2016)

MIT Sloan, Drones, Robots and Entrepreneurship at Ashesi University (March 2016)

Curie (a Swedish web magazine), A pan-African Research Vision (March 2016)

Deutsche Welle, Transforming Africa with science and technology? (Feb 2016)

USAID, How to Build a Top-10 University in Africa (Jan 2016)

The MasterCard Foundation, Leadership in Action at Ashesi University (Jan 2016)

Sakamanje, In the Spotlight with Patrick Awuah (Jan 2016)

Venture Africa, What Happened in Ghana in 2015 (Ja. 2016)

Africa.com, Two Ghanaians are Transforming Education in Africa (Jan 2016)

NPR, How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where To Go In Liberia? Crowdsourcing! (2015)

Forbes, iLab, a Tech Refuge in Liberia’s Capital, Finds Solutions to Ebola Crisis (2015)

Forbes, Bolder Giving for Stronger Impact (2015)

BBC, Leaving the UK and going ‘home’ to Ghana (2015)

New York Times, For Guidance, Would-Be Philanthropists Turn to Peers (2015)

Connecticut College, College delegation seeks partnership with innovative liberal arts college in Ghana (2015)

Mail & Guardian, Bold African universities pushing boundaries (2015)