Ashesi's Culture

What is Ashesi’s culture? What decisions do we make, and how do we act every day? How will the Ashesi Community help transform Africa? Our answer --a set of guidelines for decision making and behaviour -- is grounded in Ashesi’s founding principles. We call it The Ashesi Way.  It is based on the fundamental premise that our daily actions will make all the difference in reaching the end that we seek -- that the means determine the quality of the end.

The Ashesi Way

  • Consistently striving for deeper expertise
  • Asking questions that broaden the conversation
  • Embracing fresh thinking
  • Connecting with others in our chosen fields
  • Proactively sharing skills and knowledge with others


  • Helping colleagues be more successful
  • Engaging talents, experiences and capabilities of others
  • Communicating effectively
  • Taking initiative and going beyond the call of duty
  • Setting ambitious, yet attainable goals


  • Being socially and environmentally conscious
  • Recognizing long-term implications of decisions and actions
  • Having fun
  • Being ethical
  • Leaving a lasting impact on individuals, organizations and communities

Ashesi University College is a private, non-sectarian institution. It is sponsored by Ashesi University Foundation, a non-profit, publicly supported US corporation as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Ashesi University College admits students of any race, colour, gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, national and ethnic origin in admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs, nor in employment.

Neither Ashesi University College nor Ashesi University Foundation have any political affiliations in Ghana or abroad. Ashesi will work with all interested parties in achieving its educational mission.