The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the seven Ghanaian public universities. It is by far the most prestigious university in West Africa. It was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, and was originally an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programmes and awarded degrees. It gained full university status in 1961, and now has nearly 42,000 students.
The original emphasis was on the liberal arts, social sciences, basic science, agriculture, and medicine, but (partly as the result of a national educational reform programme) the curriculum was expanded to provide more technology-based and vocational courses and postgraduate training.
The University is mainly based at Legon, about twelve kilometres northeast of the centre of Accra. The medical school is in Korle bu, with a teaching hospital and secondary campus in the city of Accra.
College of Health Sciences
There are four faculties, one school and one research institute under this college.
University of Ghana Medical School
Department of Anaesthesia
Department of Anatomy
Department of Chemical Pathology
Department of Child Health
Department of Community Health
Department of Haematology
Department of Medical Biochemistry
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Department of Microbiology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Department of Pathology
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Physiology
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Radiology
Department of Surgery
University of Ghana Dental School
Department of Biomaterials Science
Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology
Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Department of Orthodontics & Pedodontics
Department of Public Health Dentistry
Department of Restorative Dentistry
Department of Biomedical sciences
School of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Department of Physiotherapy
Department of Radiography
Department of Dietetics
School of Nursing
This is located on the Legon campus though its students receive practical training at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
School of Pharmacy
Institutions and Schools
School of Public Health
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness
Department of Agricultural Mechanization
Department of Agricultural Extension
Department of Animal Science
Department of Home Science
Department of Soil Science
Department of Crop Science
Agricultural Research Station – Kade
Agricultural Research Station – Kpong
Agricultural Research Station – Nungua
There are six more faculties outside the above Colleges. They are Arts, Social Studies, Law, Science, Administration (Business), and Engineering Sciences.
Faculty of Arts
Department of Classics
Department of Linguistics
Department of English
Department of Modern Languages(Arabic,Spanish,Swahili,French,German and Chinese)
Department of Philosophy
Department for the Study of Religions
The department coordinates the affiliations with five seminaries / Theological Colleges.
school of performing arts
Faculty of Social Studies
Department of Anthropology
Department of Archaeology
Department of Economics
Department of Geography & Resource Development
Department of Global and Cultural Studies
Currently in the testing phase
Department of History
Department of Information Studies
Department of Political Science
Department of Psychology
Department of Sociology
Department of Social Work
mathematics statistic computer
Department of Biochemistry
Department of mines
Department of Mathematics
Departement of telecom
Department of Zoology
Department of Botany
Department of Chemistry
Department of Computer Science
Department of Geology
Department of Statistics
Department of Nutrition & Food Science
Department of Oceanography & Fishries
Department of Physics
Department of Psychology
School of Nuclear And Allied Sciences (postgraduate training only,campus located at the Ghana Atomic Agency Corporation)
University of Ghana Business School
Department of Accounting
Department of Finance
Department of Marketing
Department of Operations & Management Information Systems
Department of Organization & Human Resources Management
Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management
Faculty of Law
The law faculty at the University of Ghana has decided to make law a second degree course.
Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Department of Food Process Engineering
Department of Computer Engineering
Department of Agricultural Engineering
Department of Material Science and Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Institutes and schools
Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research
Institute of African Studies
This isntitute was established in 1961 and conducts research into African languages, history and culture.
Institute of Adult Education
This was established in 1948 as the Department of Extra-Mural Studies. It runs both formal and informal courses. The most popular of its informal programmes is the Annual New Year School which starts in the last week of the year and runs through to the first week of the new year.
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
Regional Institute for Population Studies
School of Public Health
School of Communication Studies
School of Research & Graduate Studies,
School of Performing Arts (with the following departments):
Department of Theatre Arts
Department of Music
Department of Dance Studies
Abibigromma Theatre Company
Research and learning Centres
Centre for Social Policy Analysis
Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
Legon Centre for International Affairs
Centre for Migration
International Centre for African Music and Dance
Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Centre for Biotechnology Research
Centre for African Wetlands
West african centre for crop improvement
The united nations university for natural resources in Africa
Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy(CEGENSA)
Regional Training Centre for Archivists
Centre for African wetlands
Centre for West African Wetlands
Centre for Ghana Wetlands
Legon Botanical Gardens
The Ghana Herbarium
Centre for African Foods
Centre for West African foods
Centre for International foods
Centre for Ghana foods
African regional centre for training in post graduate insect science
The university has these facilities in the various regions where it runs a variety of programmes including degree courses. The Awudome College has residential facilities that enable short courses over weekends and other durations to be run there.
Accra Workers’ College, Accra
Awudome Residential Workers’ College, Tsito
Bolgatanga Workers’ College, Bolgatanga
Cape Coast Workers’ College, Cape Coast
Ho Workers’ College, Ho
Koforidua Workers’ College, Koforidua
Kumasi Workers’ College, Kumasi
Takoradi Workers’ College, Takoradi
Tamale Workers’ College, Tamale
Tema Workers’ College, Tema
Sunyani Workers’ College, Sunyani
Wa Workers’ College, Wa
 Halls of Residence
Legon Hall (Land of the Gentlemen)
Akuafo Hall (The Farmers)
Commonwealth Hall (The Vandals)
Volta Hall (Ladies with Vision and Style)
Mensah Sarbah Hall (The Vikings)
 University Of Ghana Hostels
International Students’ Hostel (I and II)
Valco Trust Hostels
VIP Hall, by VIP (2006 YR GROUP)
Private Hostels On Campus
Ghana Hostels Ltd(pentagon).
Bani International Hostel
Bank and Postal Services
The Ghana Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank, HFC Bank and ECOBANK Ghana have branches on the University campus. They provide services to the students, staff and people living around the campus. Apart from the Internal Mail Office which facilitates postal services within the University, the University has a national postal service (Ghana Post) branch on campus.Other banks with no branch on campus do provide ATM services
A number of institutions and colleges hold affiliations with the university for the purpose of enrolment, teaching and award of degrees and diplomas of the University
African Institute of Science and Technology, Mbaise – Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Engineering/Master of Technology/Master of Business Administration/ Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in various disciplines.
Catholic University College, Fiapre, Sunyani – Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of (Information/Commercial/Technology)
Christian Service University College, Kumasi – Diploma
Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College – Masters Degree
Ghana Baptist Seminary, Abuakwa-Kumasi – Diploma
Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Accra – Bachelor of Arts (Journalism & Public Relations)
Ghana Institute of Languages, Accra – Bachelor of Arts (Translation)
Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Greenhill, Accra – Masters Degree in Development (MDM)Website
Hi-Technology University, Mbaise – B.Sc., B.A., M.Sc., M.A., MBA, and Ph.D.
Islamic University College, East Legon – Bachelor of Arts
Methodist University College, Dansoman, Accra – Bachelor of Arts/Business Administration
National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), Accra – Bachelor of Arts (Film & Television) Website
Pentecost University College, Sowutuom, Accra – Certificate/Diploma
Regional Maritime Academy – Diploma/Post-Graduate Diploma (Shipping & Port Management)Website
Saint Paul Seminary, Sowutoum, Accra – Bachelor of Arts
Saint Peter’s Major Seminary, Cape Coast – Diploma/Bachelor of Arts
Saint Victor’s Major Seminary, Tamale – Diploma/Bachelor of Arts Pontificia Università Urbaniana
Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon – Diploma/Bachelor of Arts Presbyterian Church USA
University College of Wisconsin International – Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Management Website
African University College of Communication,Accra
University of Ghana is a member of the African Institute of Science and Technology, Nguru Centre Campus and the member of the Consortium of Academic Stewards for The Scholar Ship.
Patrick Kwateng Acheampong – Inspector General of Police of the Ghana Police Service (2005 to 2009)
George Kingsley Acquah – Chief Justice of Ghana (2003 – 2007).
Dr. Paul Kingsley Acquah – former Governor of the Bank of Ghana
Peter Ala Adjetey – former speaker of the Parliament of Ghana (2001 – 2005).
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – former Foreign minister and former Attorney-General of Ghana.
Dr. Kingsley Y. Amoako – former Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.
Dr. Kwesi Botchwey – former law lecturer and finance minister of Ghana (1982 – 1995).
Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas – Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States.
Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng – Cardiothoracic surgeon and Chief Executive of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital was first black African to perform heart transplant and he established the National Cardiothoracic Centre.
Dr. F.I.D Konotey-Ahulu – A world leading authority on sickle cell anaemia
Prof. Judge Mrs. Akua Kuenyehia – Vice President, International Criminal Court (2003-Date)
John Dramani Mahama – Vice President of Ghana (2009 to present)
Prof. John Atta Mills – former Law professor and Vice President of Ghana (1997-2001), Current President of Ghana (2009 to present).
Prof. Tawiah Modibo Ocran – Judge of the Supreme Court of Ghana (2004 to 2008).
Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye – Minister of Communication (2005 to 2009) and Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya (2005 to present).
Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes – Speaker of Parliament of Ghana (Jan 7, 2005 – Jan 6, 2009).
Tsatsu Tsikata – former Chief Executive of the Ghana Petroleum Company and Law lecturer at the University of Ghana.
Georgina Theodora Wood – first female Chief Justice of Ghana (since 2007).