Professor Felix Ankomah Asante is University of Ghana’s New Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development

Professor Felix Ankomah Asante is the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development at the University of Ghana effective today, August 1, 2020.

An alumnus of the University of Ghana, Prof. Asante gained admission to the University of Ghana and graduated in 1990 (Agriculture Economics).  He proceeded to study for an MPhil in Agriculture Economics again at the University of Ghana, graduating in 1995.

He joined the University of Ghana in January 1996 as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER). He won a German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD) scholarship to pursue a PhD in Agriculture Science (Agriculture Economics) at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany, from August 1999 to July 2002 and returned to the University of Ghana on 1st October 2002.

Dr. Asante was promoted to Senior Research Fellow in 2005; Associate Professor in 2010; and Professor in 2015.

Prof. Felix Asante is the immediate past Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana (2013 to 2019).  He previously served in various capacities at the Institute as Deputy Director from 2011 to 2013; Head of the Economics Division from 2007 to 2011; and Coordinator of the Graduate programme (MA/MPhil and PhD). He has also served on committees at the Institute either as chairperson or as member. The committees include Publications, Welfare, Graduate programmes and Short Courses.

Professor Felix Ankomah Asante was instrumental in working with the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn in securing DAAD sponsorship for the ISSER’s PhD programme for the past 10 years.

Prof. Asante has raised funds for the institute as an individual researcher and also in his capacity as a Director of ISSER, raising over US$20 million as research and institutional grants during his term as Director and with support from Research Fellows at ISSER.

In 2007, he was the first Ghanaian to be inducted into the DAAD sponsored “African Good Governance Network”, which is under the patronage of the former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E Horst Köhler.