UPSA, University of Kigali sign MoU for academic collaborations

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Kigali (UoK), Rwanda as part of efforts by UPSA to deepen international collaborations with other African universities and expand its global visibility.

Areas of the collaboration include engagement in joint research projects, training and teaching in fields of mutual interest, curriculum development and staff & student mobility.

It also involves joint supervision of post-graduate projects and theses, exchange of academic materials and information between both institutions, study abroad programmes, exchange internship opportunities for students and joint-organisation of conferences, seminars, and symposia of mutual interest.

The UPSA delegation, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abednego F. O. Amartey, was welcomed by the UoK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Robert Rugimbana to the signing ceremony.

The two Vice-Chancellors expressed their optimism about the ability of the universities to successfully execute the MOU to enhance the development of students and staff.

Vice Chancellor of UPSA Prof Abednego F. O. Amartey reiterated UPSA’s commitment to expand appropriate and purposeful collaborations with African institutions and networks across sectors of society that would contribute to excellence in teaching, research, consulting, and services.

“One of our changing priorities as a University is to build an institution of proactive, active, and reflective learning for continuous improvement and transformation,” Prof. Amartey said. 

“The partnership with UoK will strengthen the research capacity and research professionalism of faculty while elevating their status to publish in high-impact ranking outlets and journals.”

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