Research is an integral component to an Ashesi education. Student and faculty research addresses Africa's most challenging issues and is guided by a desire for impact in scholars' fields of study, their communities, and across the continent.
Ashesi Foundation raises support for a wide range of research activities including:
- Faculty research grants.
- Cross-disciplinary research.
- Stipends and training for research assistants and faculty interns.
- Online visiting faculty.
Supporting Student Research
Throughout their four years at Ashesi, students are encouraged to pursue original research. This gives students an opportunity to tackle real-world problems, work side-by-side with their professors, and participate in international competitions.
The Ashesi Institutional Repository (AIR) ensures that students' scholarly is preserved, indexed, and showcased for a global audience. Students who produce strong research products have the privilege of having their work published on AIR.
Promoting Faculty Research
Ashesi encourages faculty and staff to share their research by publishing books and academic journal articles. These publications reflect the breadth of expertise and interests of Ashesi’s community members. Here are a few recent examples:
Learn more about other faculty projects
Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals
A 2019 Times Higher Education global ranking of universities lists Ashesi University among the world’s best, based on impact and contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ashesi’s main strengths are in contributing to Quality Education (Goal 4), Gender Equality (Goal 5), Reducing Inequalities (Goal 10), and Partnerships for the Goals (Goal 17). Ashesi community members’ research is broad and relevant to many of the SDGs, including:
Your contribution to the Research Fund will help drive original research on Africa’s most challenging issues and fuel the impact of students and faculty in their communities, the continent, and the world.
Another way to support research in perpetuity is by funding an endowment. Learn more about Ashesi endowments here.
In order to support the growth of Ashesi’s fundraising capacity, 5% of all donor-restricted gifts are used to support
administrative and fundraising expenses at Ashesi University Foundation.