UPSA and University at Buffalo explore collaboration opportunities  

A delegation from the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York, USA, paid a working visit to the University of Professional Studies, Accra, on Wednesday to identify strategic areas of mutual interest and potential collaboration.

The two-day visit focused on exploring academic partnerships and cross-institutional collaboration between the two universities in the areas of research, grant programmes, student and faculty exchange, among others.

The Dean of the UB School of Management Studies, Dr. Ananth Lyer, emphasised the shared commitment of both institutions to academic excellence and innovation.

“In an interconnected world, collaborations like these contribute significantly to the academic growth of our institutions and, more importantly, to the development of our students,” he said.

Ag. Director of the UPSA Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC), Ms. Ivy Heward-Mills, expressed enthusiasm about the prospect of collaboration while emphasising the importance of global academic networks.

Ag. Director of CIEC, Ms. Ivy Heward-Mills, interacting with the delegation at her office.


She said the visit marks the beginning of a promising partnership between the two leading global institutions.

Madam Heward-Mills was hopeful that the relationship between UPSA and UB will be formalised with a strategic agreement in the near future.

“We look forward to formalising this collaborative relationship that has existed between the two institutions,” she said.

“This will entrench our shared dedication to advancing knowledge and fostering international cooperation to create a strong foundation for fruitful collaboration.”

The UB delegation also called on the Pro Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Professor John Mawutor.

The focal point of their discussion was the exchange of students and faculty, with both institutions recognising the enriching experiences such programmes could offer to their academic communities.

Professor Mawutor acknowledged that the potential development of joint academic programmes could also provide students with unique interdisciplinary perspectives, preparing them for the challenges of a rapidly evolving global landscape.

The UB delegation included Professor Aditya Vedantam, Associate Professor at the Department of Operations Management, Jennifer Gammell, Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management, and Dr. Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah, Faculty Director of Global Programs.

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