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Welcome Message

Prof. Amekudzi
         Prof. Leonard K. Amekudzi

Welcome to the College of Science

The College of Science (CoS)-KNUST is the premier and preferred College of Science in Ghana. CoS comprises two main faculties and three research centres. It has approximately 200 academic staff and a student population of  10,366. The College runs 12 undergraduate and 45 postgraduate programmes in 11 departments. We find our drive in our mission statement: to provide high-quality teaching, research, entrepreneurship training and service in the pure and applied sciences for sustainable industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana and beyond.

Our vision also is to produce high-calibre graduates to support and sustain Ghana and Africa's industrial and socio-economic development. Based on this outlook, we are poised to enable our students to discover and fulfil their potential in various fields of basic and applied sciences. Ultimately, we prepare our students for careers in an ever-changing industrial and technological world as we work to become the centre of excellence for training high-calibre science graduates critical to Ghana and Africa's industrial and economic development.

The College also encourages diversity in education and research, thus increasing the intake of international students and collaborators. The College has huge alumni, many of whom are engaged in various sectors of the national economy and around the globe. It has, over the years, built a high reputation of excellence in training basic and applied scientists and has produced many graduates for various sectors nationally and globally.

College of Science conducts basic and applied research in biological, physical, data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, climate, water, food, nutrition and environmental sciences. Therefore, we continue to serve as Ghana's hub of science and technology. Strategically, our research feeds into the UN's sustainable development goals. The College positions itself to form partnerships with other universities and industries internally and internationally. As a result, the college benefits from several research grants that have translated into strong human capacity development through our postgraduate training. Over the years, the college has contributed to innovative and excellent scientific research and currently houses about 50 research grants. Besides scientific research, the College carries out excellent consultancy services in food, water, climate and environmental monitoring and has participated in and championed several field measurement campaigns with international partners.

The College continues to support the industry by providing short course training on emerging scientific and technological advancements to sharpen skills in digital forensics, cybersecurity, food processing, data mining, water and environmental management and microbiological processes. We are very concerned about emerging scientific pedagogies and provide training workshops for science, ICT and mathematics teachers in basic and secondary schools. The College believes that a solid foundation in science and technology begins with basic education. Consequently, we have championed the Junior Science, Mathematics, and Technology quiz competition among Junior High Schools in the country.

Scientists from the College have contributed immensely to providing solutions to national issues, such as malaria control, COVID-19 detection and modeling, and environmental pollution measurement and control. Our undergraduate students are well-trained to international standards and are found as well-suited candidates by international universities in North America, Europe, Australia ,and Asia.   

The College strives for KNUST's core values, including leadership in innovation and technology, a culture of excellence, diversity and equal opportunity for all, integrity and stewardship of resources. The College of Science is endowed with the potential for advancement and has made considerable achievements. Therefore, as the premier and preferred College of Science, the agenda to become the Centre of Excellence in Science and Innovative Research is on course.

As the Provost, I am happy to welcome you to the College of science as a collaborator, student, and funder. Our professional and friendly staff are looking forward to having you as students, present and future partners.

Thank you.