The University of Cape Coast has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Birmingham (UB), England to undertake joint research, staff and student exchanges programmes.
Speaking at the signing ceremony at the Council Chamber, South Campus, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole, noted that the MoU would offer a larger platform for the two universities to work together. He noted that the Faculty of Law which was yet to admit its first batch of students in the 2013/2014 academic year would benefit immensely from the collaboration. He expressed confidence that the collaboration would contribute to the success stories of both universities.
For his part, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UB, Prof. Michael Whitby, observed that both universities shared similar vision of becoming a world class centre of academic excellence. He explained that the MoU would set the pace for the two universities to share and impact knowledge for development. He further commended UCC for positioning itself as a university of academic excellence in Ghana and beyond.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Chairman of UCC Council, Justice A. K. B. Ampiah; the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Nelson Buah and Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan.
Others were the Dean, Faculty of Law, Prof. P. E. Bondzi Simpson; Dean of Faculty of Arts, Dr. Dora Edu-Buandoh Dean of Students, Prof. Benjamin Abotchie Ntreh and the Director of Centre for International Education, Prof. Isaac Amuah.
It will be recalled that UCC has an existing collaboration with the University of Birmingham at the departmental level but the new MoU has been expanded to include the Faculties of Arts and Law. Also, academic and administrative staff exchanges have been incorporated to offer the two institutions wide areas for cooperation.