- CU partners Mount Saint Vincent University
On Friday, 10th October, 2014 CU hosted a delegation from the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Nova Scotia, Canada led by Paula Barry Mercer, Director of the International Education Centre. The two Institutions discussed the establishment of a mutually beneficial partnership opportunity.
Both Institutions agreed to partner in the following areas:
• Students and Faculty Exchange programmes
• Research activities
• Transfer of students through the creation of a 2+2 articulation agreement in a particular discipline
• Exchange of academic publications and scholarly information
A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed by both parties for the partnership to commence.
- Partnership with Liverpool Hope University
On Thursday 30th October, 2014, CU held a meeting with Dan Herman, a representative from Liverpool Hope University, UK to discuss possible ways of partnership between the two Institutions. Discussions are still underway for the partnership to begin.
- Central University Partners Southern University
Central University (CU) is set to exchange students and faculty members with Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO). Excited SUNO Chancellor, Victor Ukpolo said the long-distance partnership will “expand the universities footprint,” opening up opportunities for students to pursue international study. The “memorandum of understanding” was signed on SUNO’s campus on Tuesday by Prof. Kwesi Yankah (President, CU), Prof. F.K. Rodrigues (Dean, School of Applied Sciences, CU) and their SUNO counterparts.
The agreement will allow the two universities to begin working out details of an exchange programmme that would send university faculty and students from CU to SUNO and vice versa. “With a similar climate to Louisiana, and situated on the coast, we envisions designing joint research projects where students and professors from both countries could study topics including agriculture, the environment and coastal erosion” says the Chancellor of SUNO.
SUNO Provost David Adegboye says there is no limit to the research potential that exists between the two universities and the opportunities for collaboration. CU was founded in 1988 as a pastoral training institute before it was rechristened the Central University in 1997. The school is known for its programs in theology, business administration, economics and computer science programmes. The university’s main campus is in Miotso; near Dawhenya. With an undergraduate population of about 8,400 students and four other campuses, CU is the largest private university in Ghana. The agreement between the two schools will allow faculty to start initiating types of proposals that could attract international research grants.
More Partnerships and More Opportunities at CU
The Central University has over the past few months been in talks with a myriad of Universities across the globe.
One would quickly recollect the MOU signed between CU and the Southern University of New Orleans. Others are the China State University and the Groupe Institut Africain du Management. One can also think of the recent friendship between CU and the Indiana University.
The newest addition to these talks is with the Grace College in the United States of America. CU is in its initial stages towards partnering with this institution. Grace College has both graduate and under graduate courses in Communication, Ministry, Social Sciences, Applied Sciences and Business Administration. At the end of successful discussions it is hoped that the Grace College will be on the list of CU partners. These partnerships will involve the exchange of students and faculty members from both institutions.
These exchange programmes will enlighten both students and faculty especially to appreciate diverse cultures and foster cordial relationships.
A delegation from the Groupe Institut Africain de Management (IAM), Senegal are in talks with Central University which will lead to a partnership between the two Institutions.
A Memorandum of Understanding is about to be signed between CU and the Groupe Institut Africain de Management.
The institution has both undergraduate and graduate programmes, but is mostly interested in our Business courses.
When the MOU is finally signed, that would be a platform for student exchange programmes, faculty and staff exchange, exchange of information, materials and documents of mutual interest, collaborative research in any field of interest common to both universities. Other mutual benefits include collaboration in organizing international conferences, cultural and sports activities and other forms of co-operation which is to be arranged jointly by both parties.
It is envisaged that the first batch of students from the Groupe Institut Africain de Management (IAM), would be in CU to have the very first exchange programme the university has ever had particularly with the business school in September.
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