Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST)

At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), we are dedicated to a strategic mandate that shapes our identity, vision, mission, and core values. As a premier institution in Ghana, we are committed to advancing knowledge in science and technology, fostering innovation, and contributing to the betterment of society. Our core values guide our journey towards excellence and inclusivity.

Strategic Mandate

Our university’s mandate, as defined by the founding Act, is clear: to provide higher education, undertake groundbreaking research, disseminate knowledge, and establish meaningful relationships with individuals and organizations. Our strategic direction is deeply rooted in science and technology, reflecting in our name and our continuous pursuit of excellence.


KNUST aspires to build on its leadership as the foremost science and technology university in Ghana. We aim to rise among the top ten universities in Africa, positioning ourselves as a hub of innovation, knowledge creation, and academic distinction.

Mission Statement

Our mission at KNUST is clear and resolute. We exist to advance knowledge in science and technology by creating an environment conducive to relevant research, offering quality teaching, nurturing entrepreneurship skills, and actively engaging with our community to enhance the quality of life for all.

Core Values

KNUST’s commitment to excellence is exemplified through our core values, which define our actions and the experiences of those who pass through our institution. These values are the cornerstones of our identity:

1. Leadership in Innovation and Technology

  • We lead in the generation and exchange of new knowledge in innovation and technology.
  • We provide invaluable service to government, industry, and society.

2. Culture of Excellence

  • We strive for continuous improvement in research, teaching, entrepreneurship, and service.
  • We are dedicated to the development of society through our relentless pursuit of excellence.

3. Diversity and Equal Opportunity for All

  • We create an environment of respect for cultural diversity and ensure equal opportunities for all students and staff.
  • Academic freedom is a cherished principle as we push the boundaries of knowledge and self-development.

4. Integrity and Stewardship of Resources

  • We uphold the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity.
  • We demonstrate efficiency in resource utilization, fostering a culture of accountability and responsibility in all our operations.

KNUST stands as a beacon of education, research, and innovation, committed to nurturing the brightest minds and contributing to the advancement of science and technology in Ghana and Africa. Join us on our journey to excellence and a brighter future for all.

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