What is Ashesi’s culture? How do we make decisions, and how do we act every day? The Ashesi Way is a set of guidelines for decision-making and behaviour grounded in Ashesi’s founding principles. It is based on the fundamental premise that our daily actions, no matter how small they may seem, make all the difference in determining the end that we seek - an African continent transformed.

  • Our Guiding Principles Open or Close


    • Consistently striving for deeper expertise
    • Asking questions that broaden the conversation
    • Embracing fresh thinking
    • Connecting with others in our chosen fields
    • Proactively sharing skills and knowledge with others


    • Helping colleagues be more successful
    • Engaging talents, experiences and capabilities of others
    • Communicating effectively
    • Taking initiative and going beyond the call of duty
    • Setting ambitious, yet attainable goals


    • Being socially and environmentally conscious
    • Recognizing long-term implications of decisions and actions
    • Having fun
    • Being ethical
    • Leaving a lasting impact on individuals, organizations and communities
  • The Ashesi Honour Code Open or Close

    In keeping with Ashesi’s mission to educate a new generation of ethical leaders, the faculty and executives of Ashesi University approved in November 2007 a proposal to formally invite selected classes at Ashesi to adopt an Honour Code for examinations at the university. The code was voted into force by students in January 2008. All incoming first year students will receive extensive orientation about the code, and will have the opportunity to vote whether their class should join the honour system or not.

    The adoption of the Examination Honour Code marks a significant step in the history of Ashesi University. The code is intended to build a high-trust community, to put students in charge of their ethical posture and the reputation of their alma mater, and by so doing, to take a significant step in Ashesi’s mission to educate a new generation of ethical leaders in Africa.