The Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Millan, Italy, has expressed interest in establishing an academic partnership with the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).
This new partnership aims to explore potential areas for joint research and the possibility of co-hosting conferences.
Dr. Fabio Petroni, Director of Programmes at the E4Impact Foundation at the Milan University, also conveyed his institution’s commitment to forging a stronger relationship with UPSA.
Dr Petroni made the disclosure when he paid a courtesy call on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. John K. M. Mawutor, at his office on Wednesday, April 26.
Dr Petroni is in Ghana to attend the grand finale of the entrepreneurial bootcamp and business model competition organised for final-year MBA students at UPSA who are pursuing the Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme.
The programme is jointly run by the Catholic University of Milan and UPSA, a partnership that has birthed young entrepreneurs and successful start-ups over the past few years.
Prof. Mawutor and Dr. Petroni evaluated the programme’s impact and explored other important areas of mutual benefit to their respective institutions.
Prof. Mawutor welcomed the proposal for new collaborations and underscored UPSA’s commitment to fostering research and innovation in various fields, particularly in the area of entrepreneurship.
He emphasized the need for partnerships and collaborations with experts in different fields to achieve the university’s objectives.
Dr Andrew Ayiku, Coordinator for the MBA Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme, explained that winners of the entrepreneurial bootcamp will travel to Milan in October to engage with Italian business owners and pitch their business ideas to prospective investors.
Present at the meeting was the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Prof. Samuel Antwi.