The UPSA Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC) has organised a webinar for faculty members aimed at educating them on the grant, research, and exchange opportunities available through the European Union (EU).
In attendance were participants from various departments of the university.
Speaking on the theme “Africa-Europe Global Gateway Investment Package: Education and Skills,” Marta Brignone, the EU Programme Manager in Ghana, provided detailed information on the various grant and exchange programmes offered by the EU.
She mentioned Erasmus+ Mobility, Intra-Africa Academic Mobility, Harmonization of African Higher Education Quality Assurance and Accreditation (HAQAA III), and the Young African Leaders Programme (YALP II) as some of the capacity-building programmes that higher education institutions can explore to improve their international exchange and research activities.
Madam Brignone took participants through the eligibility criteria, the application process, and the benefits of each programme, and answered questions from the faculty members.
“The EU will continue to invest in boosting the labour market and equipping youth with the necessary skills to thrive in a changing world, paying particular attention to the most innovative fields, as well as to quality inclusive education and training,” Ms. Brignone emphasised.
Prof Abigail Opoku Mensah, Director of the CIEC, said she was thrilled to have had a great turnout for the event.
“It is clear that our faculty members are eager to explore the opportunities offered by the European Union and to enhance their own professional development through international exchange and research activities,” she said.
She added that the UPSA, through the CIEC, is committed to supporting faculty members in their pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, and will continue to organise such events to provide them with the information and resources they need to succeed in the global academic community.
The CIEC webinar series forms part of efforts to enhance internationalisation and increase the participation of faculty members in international exchange and research activities.
The centre aims to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange between the university and its international partners, and to provide its faculty members with the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research and teaching practices.