Background to the College
The CSIR College of Science and Technology, simply referred to as CCST, is an institution birthed out of the research and development experiences of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (the CSIR). The CSIR is the nation’s premier research institution established in 1959 to conduct scientific and technological research in the broad disciplines of agriculture, industry, environment, and some aspects of health, and transfer technologies generated by its research institutes for national socio-economic development.
The College is accredited by the National Accreditation Board and affiliated to the University of Cape Coast. The CCST is a Research College operating within the research facilities of the thirteen institutes of the CSIR. The College has available to it the well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories, conference and seminar rooms, research stations throughout the country, and other facilities of the institutes by which to deliver its programmes. These facilities constitute a unique learning environment that will provide students with opportunities for enquiry and effective learning through literature study, laboratory and field research as well as by hands-on, project approach to problem-solving.
Above all, the College is endowed with experienced research scientists and technologists, most of whom are at the very top of their professional careers, and are widely renowned performers in their areas of specialization. It is from their wealth of practical professional experience that faculty will impart to their students, the rich knowledge and skills they have gained over years of research practice.
The CCST values excellence in all areas of its practice, especially in:
- Teaching and Learning
- Scholarly research and Innovation
- Public engagement
- Staff performance