AIT is an independent technology-focused research university, based in Accra, Ghana. Accra Institute of Technology is committed to academic excellence, cutting-edge research and development work. The University is modeled on internationally recognized institutes of technologies like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology both ranked in the top 10 of the world ranking of universities. The university comprises six schools and three institutes. Accra Institute of Technology has a strong engineering and technology focus and as well as a strong entrepreneurial culture. Its current president, Professor Clement Dzidonu, is the first African to be awarded the World Technology Award.