About The Programme

 

The Cambridge Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx) project is a partnership program between the University of Cambridge in the UK, Makerere University in Uganda and the University of Ghana, Legon.

The CAPREx project, with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Isaac Newton Trust, aims to support the development of African academic research excellence by strengthening research and research management capacity in the two African Universities through this partnership. Makerere and UG are part of the focal African universities for the Carnegie Corporation of New York and this project seeks to build on and complement existing Carnegie initiatives in the partner African Universities

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KEY OBJECTIVES

1: Strengthening University Faculty Research Capacity.

2: Strengthening Institutional Research Management Capacity.

3: Enhancing International Research Competitiveness of Makerere University and the UG.

1. CAPREx Fellows producing increased high quality research with increased international prominence and impact.

2. Growth and sustainability of Research, including Collaborations and Network activity.

3. Institutional Staff Retention, with career development and enhanced research culture within partner institutions.

4. Increased Skills Base for Research Fellows..

5. Increased external/international profile and interest in CAPREx and CAPREx research activities.

Primary Goals

  • Ensuring financial stability of CAPREx
  • Establish Internationally-Competitive Research Groups/Departments in African Universities
  • Improved staff recruitment and retention
  • Sustained Culture of Collaboration/mentoring
  • Strengthened Links between African Universities

Our Team

Prof. Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu
UG Program Champion

Centre for African Wetlands

University of Ghana

Legon

Prof. Ebenezer Owusu Oduro
UG Committee Member

Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science

Univeristy of Ghana

Legon

Prof. Gordon Awandare
UG Committee Member

West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens

University of Ghana

Legon

Dr. Johnson Efavi
UG Committee Member

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

University of Ghana

Legon

Mrs Afua Yeboah
UG Programme Coordinator

Office of Research, Innovation and Development

Univeristy of Ghana

Legon

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The Cambridge Africa Partnership for Research Excellence (CAPREx project is a partnership program between the University of Cambridge in the UK, University of Ghana Legon and the Makerere University in Uganda

 

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