University of Kassel Explore the Posibility of Establishing Graduate School in UCC

Three faculty members from the University of Kassel (UK), Germany have visited the University of Cape Coast to seek further collaboration in the area of graduate education.   The Kassel team who are in UCC under the auspices of the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) will also explore means of establishing a graduate school at the university. The ICDD’s Graduate School awards scholarships for Ph.D candidates at its partner-universities.   At a meeting with the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. G. K. T. Oduro and some Provosts and other officials of UCC, the leader of the team from UK, Prof. Dr. Aram Ziai said the visit was aimed at deepening the already existing relationship and also explore new avenues for collaboration. He said they have no doubt that UCC was capable of running a Ph.D programme of the highest quality.  He further indicated that UCC was already part of ICDD so it would not be difficult to run a split-programme and promised that “UCC will not be left out.”   Prof. Oduro in a remark said education was fundamental in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and since UCC has carved a niche for itself already in the education entreprise, it was well -positioned to be made part of the graduate school component. He also mentioned that UCC has diversified its programmes to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and therefore urged the ICDD not to hesitate to call on UCC for inputs to sustain the programme.