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August 22, 2011 at 10:44 AM

From Microsoft to Africa: Ashesi campus opens

It took a bit longer than expected, but the university in Ghana started a decade ago by a visionary Microsoft engineer finally has its own campus. Ashesi University is moving from rented space in the city of Accra to a 100-acre suburban campus formally opening Saturday. A contingent of supporters from the U.S. — many with Microsoft…

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November 19, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Microsoft alum grants to Ashesi, TAF & Room to Read

The Microsoft Alumni Foundation awarded its first “Integral Fellows” awards to three nonprofits started by company alumni. Each receives a $25,000 grant “as well as access to the talents and skills of alumni to help support their ongoing efforts.” Winners include Patrick Awuah, founder of Ashesi University in Ghana; Trish Millines Dziko, founder of the…

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September 1, 2009 at 9:50 AM

Microsoft vet’s Ashesi University starts new Africa campus

After seven years in rented buildings in Ghana, Ashesi University broke ground on a new campus that’s largely funded by donations from Microsoft alumni. The school was started by former Windows engineer Patrick Awuah, whose long-term goal is to start an Ivy League of private schools to train future leaders of Africa. It took longer than…

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