As part of efforts to promote and deepen internationalization in emerging fields of academic research, the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Institute & University (UIU) of Ohio, USA.
The new partnership will allow the two universities to engage in joint research and offer a collaborative doctoral programme in Interdisciplinary Studies as well as develop new degree programs.
The MOU will further ensure mutual cooperation between both institutions in areas of staff training, research development, faculty and student mobility, bilateral exchange of publications and co-organization of conferences.
The Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Professor Abednego F. O. Amartey together with the President of UIU, Dr Karen Schuster Webb, signed the partnership agreement at a brief ceremony on Wednesday, August 10, at UIU in Ohio, USA.
“As the University charts a new path into the future, we remain committed to our mission to provide and promote quality higher academic and professional education in a nurturing and supportive environment that leverages a structured mix of scholarship with professionalism,” Prof Okoe Amartey said.
“The partnership with UIU will invigorate our eagerness to deliver service excellence and contribute to making the most impact at the national, regional and global levels,” he added.
Shedding more light on the UIU partnership, the Registrar of UPSA, Dr Koryoe Anim-Wright disclosed that the move forms part of strategic efforts by the University to become a preeminent higher education provider in both academic and professional disciplines that is nationally entrenched, regionally relevant and globally recognized.
“We also look forward to rolling out a new doctoral programme in Interdisciplinary Studies with combinations in either Educational Studies, Ethical and Creative Leadership or Public Policy and Social Change,” Dr. Anim-Wright said.
“The mobility programme is also geared towards driving initiatives and programs aimed at faculty and student capacity strengthening and advancing cross-cultural learning, awareness and recognition of diversity and inclusion.”
Source: University of Professional Studies