It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana. Our raison d’etre at RIPS is twofold:
- to be at the cutting edge of research on critical population related issues that affect African society, and
- to use the research platform as a basis to train the next generation of scientists.
RIPS, then, strives to remain the preeminent centre of excellence for population training and research on the continent. At RIPS, the proper training of Africa’s young scholars is considered our “core business”, and very high standards prevail to create an environment conducive for academic excellence. Towards these ends, RIPS offers a portfolio of training programmes and multi-disciplinary research opportunities that encourage personal growth, and challenge students by exposing them to vigorous research environments.
We are privileged to have a cohort of academics and researchers as members of our faculty, who collectively posses a wealth of experience in various population health and social science related fields. Our open door policies create a platform for mentoring where students interact freely with faculty members and administrative staff. In addition to this, some funding and internship/employment opportunities are generally available for qualified students who wish to pursue careers in research and/or academia. Similarly, from time to time, there have been some international learning opportunities for our best students.
I encourage you to spend some time exploring the details of the opportunities at RIPS through our website, and we will be very happy to arrange a tour of our facilities through our Registry.
We look forward to welcoming you.