Davis College educates future leaders to champion opportunity and sustainability in solving the world’s most pressing challenges.
By 2030, we will launch 10 campuses in Africa and Asia, and educate one million students.
The Davis College model is a unique hybrid of a liberal arts education with applied and technical curricula, combining competency-based academic programs with a customized, data-driven learning model to actualize practical experience and equip students with the tools needed to thrive in the fastest growing sectors of the economy.
Our campus for female leaders, Akilah, opened in Rwanda in 2010. As East Africa’s pre-eminent higher education institution for women, Akilah’s graduates have launched careers in finance, clean energy, eco-tourism, agribusiness, conservation, technology, and more. The Akilah experience combines the Davis academic model with an intensive focus on women’s leadership. Akilah graduates join a distinguished network of the region’s female leaders and entrepreneurs, facilitating access to unique mentorship and career opportunities, and changing the way women participate in the economy as innovators, technologists, and changemakers.
The Akilah campus remains a unique environment for female leaders within Davis College Rwanda.
Every element of Davis College has been intentionally designed to create a radically different educational experience, replacing traditional education methods like large group lectures and rote memorization with customized resources and activities to address the unique needs of each student, including group projects, tailored academic support, career coaching, and community service projects.
We have designed a unique academic, staffing, and instructional model that is affordable, market-relevant, and effectively prepares students to drive innovation in the changing world of work.
Davis College Hong Kong
As a regional hub of innovation, Hong Kong will serve as our inaugural campus as we expand into Asia. As a dynamic and fast-paced city, students will have the opportunity to explore both local and regional opportunities in and out of the classroom. The stimulation and challenges provided by Hong Kong’s rapid growth and development will ensure that students have access to a range of experiential academic opportunities.
Our partners, ranging from innovative start-ups to global corporations, provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills to real-world problems through case studies, research, and internships.