UPSA Academic Award winners

UPSA wins grant to host DAAD-DIES National Multiplication Training 2022

Three senior faculty members from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) have won a grant from the German Academic Exchanges Service (DAAD) to host the 2022 National Multiplication Training (NMT) in Ghana.

The NMT programme under the Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) of DAAD seeks to promote the development of higher education management in developing countries.

The three-member team who submitted a proposal on behalf of UPSA include lead applicant, Prof. Abigail Opoku Mensah, Director of the Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC), Prof. Ibrahim Mohammed, Director, Research and Consultancy Centre and Prof. John Kwaku Mensah Mawutor, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

They will co-facilitate and implement training activities in their home country for some twenty (20) selected higher education managers including deans, heads of departments or higher education practitioners in university departments and senior administrators in positions like international office, quality assurance, etc.

The two-phase training programme in Project Management and Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), which is slated for February and August 2022, will offer hands-on training and cooperative planning and discussions with experts and peers.

Participants will further develop their skills as trainers through various didactical inputs and exercises. The Training of Trainers will also be complemented by an online onboarding phase.

The first phase of the training Workshop is scheduled for February 23-26, 2022 at the Ellking Hotel at East Legon, Accra.

“The workshop is to essentially fill the capacity gap in the internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions in Ghana,” Prof Abigail Opoku Mensah said.

“The training of these applicants who were successful with their application to join the NMT 2022 will open a new chapter in their professional development,” she added.

Since the establishment of the NMT programme in 2001, numerous higher education managers have attended various DIES training and dialogue activities. Currently, there are about 8000 DIES alumni around the world.


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