Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is a university in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the public university established in the country, as well as the largest university in the Kumasi Metropolis and in the Ashanti Region. KNUST has its roots in the plans of the King Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I to establish a university in Kumasi as part of his drive towards modernization of his Ashanti kingdom. This plan never came to fruition due to the clash between British empire expansion and the desire for King Prempeh I to preserve his Ashanti kingdom’s independence.


To be globally recognised as the Premier Centre of excellence in Africa for teaching in Science and Technology for development; producing high calibre graduates with knowledge and expertise to support the industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa.

In summary, the vision can be stated as “Advancing knowledge in Science and Technology for sustainable development in Africa”


To provide an environment for teaching, research and entrepreneurship training in Science and Technology for the industrial and socio-economic development of Ghana, Africa and other nations. KNUST also offers service to community, is open to all the people of Ghana and positioned to attract scholars, industrialists and entrepreneurs from Africa and other international community.

Core Values

  1. Leadership in Innovation and Technology
  2. Culture of Excellence
  3. Diversity and Equal Opportunity for All
  4. Integrity and Stewardship of Resources

KNUST Resource Pages

KNUST Colleges

  • College of Science
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • College of Art and Built Environment
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Departments & Programmes

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 ClinicaStudies
  • Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
  • Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Department of VeterinarPublic 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 Bio-Safety;
  • Centre for Water Quality Analysis and Waste Management; and,
  • Centre for Science Product Development and Research Uptake.
  • Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA)

Affiliated Institutions

  • Accra Institute of Technology
  • Akim State University College
  • All Nations University College
  • Central University College
  • DataLink University College (DLUC)
  • Garden City University College
  • Ghana Telecom University College
  • Ho Polytechnic
  • Osei Tutu II Institute for Advanced ICT Studies
  • Regent University College
  • Spiritan Institute / Spiritan University College

KNUST Contacts

General Information on the University:

The Registrar
Tel:   +233 -3220- 60331
Fax:  +233-3220- 60137

Academic Matters including Admissions, Examinations and Student Affairs:

The Deputy Registrar (Academic & Student Affairs)
Tel:   +233 -3220- 60444
+233-3220- 61831
Fax:  +233 -3220- 60137

General Administration and Municipal Services:

The Deputy Registrar (General Administration)
Tel:   +233-3220- 60438
Fax:  +233-3220- 60137


Human Resource Development
Staff Training/Continuous Professional Development Programmes, Liaison/Industrial Attachments, and Scholarships:

The Deputy Registrar (Human Resource Development)
Tel:   +233 -3220- 60352
Fax:  +233-3220- 60137

General Personnel and Staff Welfare, including Appointments and Promotions:

The Deputy Registrar (Personnel & Welfare)
Tel:   +233 -3220- 60333
Fax:  +233-3220- 60137

Matters concerning University Properties including Land Lease, etc:

The Estate Officer
Tel:   +233-3220- 60316
Fax:  +233-3220- 60137

Alumni Affairs

The University Alumni Officer, University Alumni Centre
Tel:   +233-3220- 60021
Fax:  +233 -3220- 60137

University Relations including External Linkages and Visits to the University:

The University Relations Officer, University Relations Office
Tel:   +233-3220- 60021
Fax:  +233 -3220- 60137

All Correspondence to the University must be addressed to:

The Registrar
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science & Technology
Private Mail Bag
University Post Office
KNUST – Kumasi

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