#8:. UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Originally founded as an affiliate college of the University of London, the University of Ghana became an independent institution in 1961. Today, the current student population is close to 30,000.
Academic programming is spread over nine colleges issuing an array of academic degrees. A hub of research, the university has institutes focusing on seismology, population studies, migration studies, and ecology.
The university boasts partnerships with the Norwegian Universities’ Committee for Development Research and Education, and the Commonwealth Universities Student Exchange Consortium.
Balm Library, the university’s main library, has a collection of over 300,000 volumes. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is the university’s chancellor.
Over 1,000 international students are currently enrolled in the University.