University of Ghana (UG), Legon

University of Ghana (UG), Legon

The University of Ghana, UG Legon is a public university in Ghana.

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The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.

The university is mainly based at Legon, about 12 kilometres northeast of the centre of Accra. Its medical school is in Korle Bu, with a teaching hospital and secondary campus in the city of Accra. It also has a graduate school of nuclear and Allied Sciences at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, making it one of the few universities on the Africa continent offering programs in nuclear physics and nuclear engineering.

Vision

To become a world-class research-intensive University over the next decade.

Mission

We will create an enabling environment that makes the University of Ghana increasingly relevant to national and global development through cutting-edge research as well as high-quality teaching and learning.

UG Top Pages

University of Ghana Colleges

College of Health Sciences

  • School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
  • Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
  • Centre for Tropical, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

  • School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Agriculture
    • Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC), Legon
    • Soil and Irrigation Research Centre (SIREC),Kpong
    • Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre (FOHCREC), Kade
  • School of Engineering Sciences
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies
  • Institute of Applied Science and Technology
  • Biotechnology Research Centre
  • West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement
  • West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens
  • Center for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS)

College of Humanities

  • Business School
  • School of Law
  • School of Arts
  • School of Languages
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Performing Arts
  • Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research
  • Institute of African Studies
  • Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa
  • Regional Institute for Population Studies
  • Centre for Social Policy Studies
  • Centre for Migration Studies
  • Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  • Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy
  • Language Centre
  • University of Ghana Accra City Campus

College of Education

  • School of Information and Communication Studies
  • School of Education and Leadership
  • School of Continuing and Distance Education

Institutes & Centres

Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic & Student Affairs)

  • Pan-African Doctoral Academy at the University of Ghana

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Institutes

  • Institute of Applied Science and Technology
  • Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies

Centres

  • Biotechnology Research Centre
  • Forest and Horticultural Crop Research Centre (FOHCREC)
  • Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC)
  • Soil and Irrigation Research Centre (SIREC)
  • West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement
  • West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens
  • Center for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies(C3SS)
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College of Health Sciences

Institutes

  • Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

Centres

  • Centre for Tropical, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics

College of Humanities

Institutes

  • Institute of African Studies
  • Regional Institute for Population Studies
  • Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research
  • Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa

Centres

  • Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy
  • Centre for Migration Studies
  • Centre for Social Policy Studies
  • Centre for Urban Management Studies
  • Centre for Asian Studies
  • Centre for Latin American Studies
  • Centre for Ageing Studies
  • Centre for European Studies
  • Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems
  • Language Centre
  • Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • Accra City Campus
  • Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems Labs

Legon Admissions

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • International
  • Distance Education

UG Contact Information

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+233-(0)302-213820
+233-(0)302-213850
pad@ug.edu.gh
P.O. Box LG 25
Legon, Accra