University of Ghana Signs MOU With University of Sheffield

Prof. Samuel Agyei–Mensah, Provost of the College of Humanities and Prof. David Neil Petley, Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Sheffield University exchanging the signed documents

The University of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Sheffield, a Worldwide University Network (WUN) partner to commence collaborations among the two institutions.

Prof. Samuel Agyei–Mensah, Provost of the College of Humanities who represented the Vice-Chancellor in signing the MoU on behalf of the University of Ghana expressed excitement about the collaboration.  He indicated that the objectives of the MoU ties in with the University’s vision of becoming a world class research intensive University and assured them of the University’s commitment to the agreement.

Prof. David Neil Petley, Vice-President, Research & Innovation who signed on behalf of the University of Sheffield hinted that, a similar partnership is targeted at Universities in Mexico, Brazil and China.

The two institutions signed two agreements. The first is an MoU which will cover joint research, conferences, faculty and student exchanges and other projects. The second is a seed fund agreement which provides finance to support the implementation of the first MoU.

The ceremony was witnessed by Dr. Malcolm Andrew Buttler, Vice-President and Director of Global Engagement and Dr. Robert Akparibo, Director of Public Health Leadership and Management of the University of Sheffield.   

The University of Ghana delegation were Rev. Prof. Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi, Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Mrs. Mavis Otoo-Ayeh, College Secretary, College of Humanities, Mrs. Joanna Omaboe, Assistant Registrar, Public Affairs, Prof. Audrey Gadzekpo, Dean, School of Information and Communication Studies, Prof. Langbong Bimi, Head of Department, Animal Biology & Conservation Sciences, Dr. Jamal-Deen Abdulai, Head, Department of Computer Science, Rev. Dr. Grace Sintim Adasi, Institute of African Studies, Dr. Samuel Dery, Department of Biostatistics, Dr. Isaac Julius Asiedu-Gyekye, Dean, School of Pharmacy, Mr. Joseph Oduro Nkansah, Senior Assistant Registrar, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Tagoe, Provost,  College of Education, Prof. Anthony Adjei, Coordinator for Vice Chancellor's Strategic Teams and Worldwide Universities Network and Dr. Ibrahim Bedi, Ag. Director of Internal Audit.

The Sheffield team also visited the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID), International Programmes Office (IPO), Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, School of Engineering Sciences and Department of Computer Science.

The ceremony was climaxed with exchange of gifts between the two Universities.

A group photograph of University of Ghana and Sheffield University Officials after the event