University of Ghana Receives Delegation from University of Rochester

The Vice-Chancellor and some University Officials in a group photograph with

The delegation from University of Rochester

A twelve-member delegation from the University of Rochester, USA, has visited the University to discuss ways of enhancing their existing collaboration with UG.

The University of Rochester is a private, non-sectarian, research university in Rochester, New York, United States. It grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees. The University has six schools and various interdisciplinary programs.

During their visit, the delegation paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey.  Prof. Aryeetey said the collaboration will help the university enhance the quality of its programs significantly and create more opportunities for students. He elaborated on a number of transformations that have occurred in the university over the years and how the university is executing its vision of becoming a world class institution.

The Rochester delegation also held meetings with the Pro-Vice Chancellors, Provosts of the various colleges and selected Deans. As a major part of their visit, they had concurrent meetings with some Directors of Institutes and Heads from the Departments of Animal Biology and Conservation Science, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Botany, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Institute of African Studies, Physics, Political Science and Materials Science and Engineering.

The delegation also toured the University of Ghana campus and expressed pleasure with some University facilities such as the International Students’ Hostel and the Balme Library. They indicated that they looked forward to even more collaborations between the two universities in the coming years.

The visit was crowned with a dinner held at the Vice Chancellor’s lodge. The occasion was graced by the Vice-Chancellor, Dean of International Programmes and some faculty of the University.


The delegation from University of Rochester was made up of Prof. Wendi Heinze lmann, Dean of Graduate Studies for Arts, Sciences and  Engineering, Jane Gatewood, Associate Provost for Global Engagement, Prof. John Jaenike, Chair, Department of Biology, Prof. Paul Ampadu, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer  Engineering, Professor Paul Funkenbusch, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, Prof. Chunlei Guo, Professor, Institute of Optics, Prof. Renato Perucchio, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering and Program Director, Archaeology,  Technology, and Historical Structures, Prof. Robin Harding, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Prof. LaRon Nelson, Associate Director of International Research, Beth Olivares, Associate Dean for Diversity Initiatives and Director, David  T. Kearns Centre, Kristin Doughty, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Solomon Abiola, Medical Centre Research Associate.

Some members of the University of Rochester delegation at the Institute of African Studies Museum