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World University Ranking

KNUST has been ranked the best University in Ghana and the 12th best on the African Continent by the US News & World Report.

In November 2019, KNUST was ranked as the best university in Ghana and West Africa by U.S. News & World Report and still holds the record in 2020. It was also ranked 14th in Africa and 706th in the world, with a global score of 42.4.

KNUST was the first university in West Africa to have won 2018, 2019 and 2020 Pan African Universities Debate Championship consecutively. KNUST is the first university in Ghana to win the Ghana national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The university has also won the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition a record three consecutive times. In December 2020 KNUST became the first university in Africa to have won the Pan African Universities Debating Championship 3 consecutive times

Our Strategic Mandate
The Act establishing the University defines its mandate, which essentially is to provide higher education, undertake research, disseminate knowledge, and foster relationships with the outside persons and bodies. The strategic mandate of the University is derived from Science and Technology in its name.

To build on KNUST’s leadership as the premier science and technology university in Ghana and to be among the top ten Universities in Africa.

Mission Statement
KNUST exists to advance knowledge in science and technology through creating an environment for undertaking relevant research, quality teaching, entrepreneurship training, and community engagement to improve the quality of life.

Core Values
KNUST is committed to attracting and developing excellent staff and students in order to contribute towards the achievement of the goals, targets, and directions that the government has set for higher education. The following cherished values characterize the work and life of the University and are ingrained in all those who pass through the University.

In fulfilling the Vision and Mission of the University, the following Core Values would be adhered to:

Leadership in Innovation and Technology
We endeavour to maintain and strengthen our position as the premier Science and Technology University in the country leading in generating and exchanging new knowledge in innovation and technology and offering service to government, industry, and society.

Culture of Excellence
We strive to be the best and maintain a commitment to continuously improve upon our status in all our undertakings - research, teaching, entrepreneurship, and service - for the development of society.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity for All
We ensure an environment of understanding and respect for cultural diversity and equal opportunity among students and staff. We uphold academic freedom in our quest to advance the frontiers of knowledge and in our attempt to attain self-development.

Integrity and Stewardship of Resources
We are dedicated to exhibiting the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity, efficient utilization of resources, and a culture of accountability and responsibility in all our operations.



College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Crop and Soil Science

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources

  • Department of Agroforestry
  • Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management
  • Department of Silviculture and Forest Management
  • Department of Wildlife and Range Management
  • Department of Wood Science and Technology
  • Department of Forest Resources Technology

Research Centres

  • Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD)
  • KNUST Dairy/Beef Cattle Research Station, Boadi
  • KNUST Agriculture Research Station, Anwomaso


College of Art and Built Environment
Faculty of Built Environment

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Construction Technology and Management
  • Department of Land Economy
  • Department of Planning

Faculty of Art

  • Department of Communication Design
  • Department of Educational Innovations in Science & Technology
  • Department of Painting and Sculpture
  • Department of Integrated Rural Art and Industry
  • Department of Industrial Art
  • Department of Publishing Studies

Research Centres

  • Centre for Settlement Studies (CSS)

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Law

  • Department of Commercial Law
  • Department of Private Law
  • Department of Public Law

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of English
  • Department of Geography & Rural Development
  • Department of History & Political Studies
  • Department of Modern Languages
  • Department of Sociology & Social Work
  • Department of Religious Studies

School of Business

  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Supply Chain and Decision Sciences
  • Department of Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Department of Marketing and Corporate Strategy

Research Centres

  • Centre for Cultural and African Studies (CeCASt)


College of Engineering
Faculty of Civil and Geo-Engineering

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Geological Engineering
  • Department of Geomatic Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

  • Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Material Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Telecommunications Engineering

Research Centres

  • The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre (TBHEC)
  • Technology Consultancy Centre (TCC)
  • Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre, Kumasi (RWESCK)
  • West Africa Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASSCAL)
  • Regional Transport Research and Education Centre, Kumasi (TRECK)

College of Health Sciences
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Sports and Exercise Science
  • Department of Medical Diagnostics

School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Department of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Behavioural Sciences
  • Department of Child Health
  • Department of Clinical Microbiology
  • Department of Community Health
  • Department of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Molecular Medicine
  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Adult Oral Health
  • Department of Basic Oral Health
  • Department of Community Dentistry
  • Department of Oral Health & Orthodontics
  • Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Science

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Department of Herbal Medicine
  • Department of Pharmaceutics
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Pharmacognosy
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

  • Department of Medical Diagnostics
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Physiotherapy and Sports Sciences

School of Public Health

  • Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Department of Global and International Health
  • Department of Health Policy, Management & Economics
  • Department of Health Promotion, Education & Disability
  • Department of Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

School of Veterinary Medicine

  • Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies
  • Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology

Research Centre

  • Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR)

College of Science
Faculty of Biosciences

  • Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Department of Environmental Science
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Department of Optometry and Visual Science
  • Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences Computational Sciences

Department of Chemistry

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Research Centre

Institute for Science Research, Innovation and Development (ISID)

  • Centre for Food Analysis and Biosafety;
  • Centre for Water Quality Analysis and Waste Management; and,
  • Centre for Science Product Development and Research Uptake.
  • Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA)



Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana

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