Ghana: Central University Partners Southern University, U.S.A

The Central University College (CUC) will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO), in the United States of America.

The signing of this MoU would allow students and faculty members of both institutions to engage in exchange programmes, which will go a long way to enhance academic work on the two campuses.

Prof. Kwesi Yankah, President of CUC, and Prof. F.K. Rodrigues, Dean of School of Applied Sciences of the CUC, would sign for their University College, and their SUNO counterparts would stand in for their outfit.

In a press statement released in Tema last Wednesday, the SUNO Chancellor, Victor Ukpolo, said the long-distance partnership will "expand the universities footprint," opening up opportunities for students to pursue international study.

The agreement will allow the two universities to begin working out details of an exchange programme that would send university faculty and students from CUC to SUNO and vice versa.

"With a similar climate to Louisiana, and situated on the coast, we envision designing joint research projects, where students and professors from both countries could study topics, including agriculture, environment and coastal erosion," the Chancellor of SUNO said.

SUNO Provost David Adegboye said there was no limit to the research potential that exists between the two universities, and the opportunities for collaboration.

The CUC was founded in 1988 as a pastoral training institute, before it was rechristened the Central University College in 1997. The school is known for its programmes in theology, business administration, economics, and computer science.

The university's main campus is in Miotso, near Dawhenya. With an undergraduate population of about 8,400 students and four other campuses, the CUC is the largest private university in Ghana.

The agreement between the two schools will allow the faculty to start initiating the types of proposals that could attract international research grants.

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