A delegation from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has paid a working visit to the Italian Embassy in Accra.
The visit, which took place on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, was to discuss among other things, a possible partnership or academic co-operation with Italian educational institutions in the area of research and publications.
The meeting also sought to tap into the many business opportunities offered by the Embassy through the Italian trade Agency.
The UPSA entourage was led by Prof. Abigail Opoku Mensah, Director for the Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC).
She expressed utmost satisfaction over what was a fruitful deliberation with the Italian team which included Alessandra Oliva, Deputy Head of Mission and Alessandro Gerbino, Trade Commissioner for Ghana, Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire.
Already, the UPSA through its partnership with the Universia Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy and the E4Impact Foundation is offering the MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme.
“The University is therefore looking forward to strengthening this relationship and establish new ones,” Prof. Opoku Mensah explained.
“We remain open for further collaborations with other institutions of higher learning across the globe.”
She added that internationalisation of education promotes excellence in teaching and learning, modern scholarship and encourages understanding and respect among people of different backgrounds.
In that regard she said the UPSA through the CIEC is committed to offering international education that is geared towards nurturing both global and locally competent students who can become global leaders.
Other members of the UPSA delegation included Dr Abraham Mensah, Head of the Department of Business Administration, Dr. Andrews Ayiku, Coordinator for the MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme and Mrs. Eunice Ahiabor, Assistant Registrar, Centre for International Education and Collaboration.