Chinese University partners five Ghanaian Universities to Establish Centre for West African Studies

The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) has partnered five Ghanaian Universities including the University of Cape Coast, University of Ghana, University of Education, Winneba, University of Development Studies and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration to establish a joint Centre for West African Studies. The Centre is to provide a unique platform to expand the collaboration which already exist between these Universities and also allow Professors from these universities with similar research interest to publish papers and supervise PhDs together. Speaking at the official launch of the Centre for West African Studies, Dean, School of International Education, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Professor Julia DI, indicated that UESTC collaborated with Universities in Ghana because of their commerce and strong background in education and research. She indicated that the Centre would also provide opportunities for other Professors and students from universities in Ghana to join the Centre in future. The Vice-Chancellors from the Ghanaian Universities on their part welcomed their partner from UESTC and expressed their willingness to be part of the collaboration. They also indicated that the establishment of the Centre would provide unique opportunities for the five universities in Ghana to collaborate with UESTC on a common research interest which would ensure a win-win situation for all partners. During the official launch of the Centre, appointment letters were also presented to the principal researchers from each University’s Research Team. Prof. (Mrs.) Rosemond Boohene received the certificate on behalf of the UCC team. The delegation at the launch of the Centre from the Ghanaian Universities included Vice-Chancellor, UCC, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah; Dean, Centre for International Education, UCC, Prof. (Mrs) Rosemond Boohene; Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu; Acting Rector, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Prof. Philip Ebow Bondzi-Simpson; Vice-Chancellor of University for Development Studies, Prof. Gabriel Ayum Teye and Dean, Faculty of Language Education, University of Education, Winneba, Prof. Yaw Sekyi Baidoo. UESTC was also represented by Prof. Sehn Xiaorong, Vice Chairman of University Council; Prof. Zhao Shurong, Director, Centre for West African Studies of UESTC, China; Prof. Tang Zhiwei, Dean, School of Political Science and Public Administration; Prof. Ma Yongkai, Dean, School of Management and Economics; and others.