With this in mind, ETH Zurich is working with Ashesi University in Ghana to develop a new Master’s in Engineering. The target group is talented young people from throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Lecturers from ETH and Ashesi University will teach in tandem on the university campus. The goal is to establish structures during the five-year development phase so that Ashesi University can subsequently offer the programme independently. In addition to technical subjects, the programme will have a special focus on non-technical aspects such as leadership skills and sustainability. By involving locally-based companies, the course aims to orient itself towards the needs of industry. The use of mentoring and internships should also provide the young graduates with an easier entry into the labour market in Africa.
Your support enables
- The development of a Master’s programme in Engineering for talented young people in Sub-Saharan Africa
- A boost for the training of highly qualified engineers in Africa, who will be able to promote sustainable industrial development in their own countries
- Important impetus for lecturers and students at ETH to also tackle the greatest global challenges of today and tomorrow
The Master’s programme ist already supported by: ABB, Barry Callebaut AG, Bühler AG, HPW AG, LafargeHolcim, Nestlé and Tetra Pak, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Tarbaca Indigo Foundation, Adrian Weiss, First Advisory Group, Arthur Waser Stiftung and Georg und Bertha Schwyzer-Winiker Stiftung.
"With this Master's programme, we would like to make a tangible, effective contribution to sustainable development."
Professor Sarah Springman
Rector of ETH Zurich