Delegation from Norwegian University Of Science and Technology Visits University of Ghana

From left Patrick Reurink, Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Karolche Daugstad, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Biarne Foss and Joseph Nkansah

A three-member delegation from Norwegian University of Science and Technology made up of Patrick Reurink, Senior Research Adviser, Karolche Daugstad, Vice Dean, Social and Educational Sciences and Biarne Foss, Pro-Rector, have paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu.

Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu welcomed the delegation to the University and gave an overview of the University’s structure, highlighting the collegiate system of governance.

Biarne Foss and Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu in discussions

Biarne Foss was pleased with the warm reception given them by the Vice Chancellor. He commended Prof. Owusu for the serene learning environment of the University. He stated that the delegation arrived in Ghana for two purposes; to establish an alumni board for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and strengthen the already existing collaborations between Norwegian University of Science and Technology and University of Ghana. Biarne Foss indicated that the relationship between Ghana and Norway dates as far back as the early 80s. He encouraged the University to continue to strengthen its alumni front.

Karolche Daugstad, in her address mentioned that the collaboration between the two Universities and can help students of the University of Ghana to qualify for scholarships from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She was delighted to note that many faculty members of the University of Ghana had their Masters and PhD programmes in Norway, especially her colleague Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah.

The Provost of the College of Humanities, Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah was delighted to meet the delegation and recalled his stay in Norway saying, it had impacted positively on him. He mentioned Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Dean of School of Languages, Prof. Kofi Agyekum, Acting Dean of School of Performing Arts, Prof. Gorge Owusu of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economics Research (ISSER) and many other who had done further studies in Norway.