University of Ghana (UG) Legon

University of Ghana (LEGON)

University of Ghana

The University of Ghana (UG) popularly known as Legon and Ghana’s premier and largest University, was established by Ordinance on August 11, 1948, as the University College of the Gold Coast for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning, and research.

The University has launched a new Strategic Plan in order to differentiate itself in the field of research and make an influence on a national and international level.

This new strategic plan (2014-2024) aims to build on the accomplishments obtained from the University’s purpose and practices review and place them in the context of a very dynamic higher education environment in Ghana and beyond.


The University of Ghana is run on a collegiate system and comprises the following colleges:

  • College of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Humanities

The University also has several research institutes and learning and research centers, including the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), the Centre for Tropical, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the Regional Institute for Population Studies, the Institute for Environmental and Sanitation Studies, and the Institute for Statistical, Social, and Economic Research.

The University of Ghana has identified four key areas where it will focus and promote international collaboration in research efforts to boost the university’s research output as part of its aim to become a world-class research-focused institution. These are the research areas:

  • Malaria Research
  • Trans-disciplinary Research into Climate Change Adaptation
  • Enhancing Food Production and Processing
  • Development Policy and Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation

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