Stellenbosch University visits the University of Ghana Business School to strengthen Bonds

Stellenbosch University visits the University of Ghana Business School to strengthen Bonds

A delegation from Stellenbosch University, South Africa visited the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) on 3rd May 2024. The delegation, consisting of Prof Sibusiso Moyo, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies, Prof Michael Graham, Vice-Dean for Research at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, and Prof. Velenkosini Matsebula, Senior Lecturer of Development Finance at the Stellenbosch University were welcomed by Prof. Justice N. Bawole, the Dean, and some faculty members of UGBS. 

During the visit, Prof. Moyo stated that the purpose of the visit was to strengthen their relationship with UGBS, enhance engagement with schools in Africa, and explore opportunities for student and staff engagement and research collaboration. It was also an opportunity to explore key research priorities and in-person engagements to network.

Prof. Bawole mentioned UGBS's focus on Africa and plans for student and faculty exchange programmes with some South African institutions. He added that student and faculty exchange would be beneficial to both universities in terms of knowledge enhancement. 
Discussions also included plans of sending students abroad to study, participation in an upcoming conference in Ghana where PhD candidates would be involved, and collaboration on joint international conferences and research projects.  
Prof. Elikplimi Komla Agblo, UGBS's Coordinator for International Relations, emphasised the mutual benefits of research and faculty exchanges, noting that such initiatives fostered a culture of learning and knowledge sharing among faculty members. He also highlighted efforts to secure grants for collaborative research projects between the two institutions.

Adding his voice, Prof. Graham elaborated on the importance of collaboration in various areas, including student and faculty exchanges, with particular emphasis on nurturing young researchers. 
Present also at the meeting were Prof. Tweneboah-Koduah from the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Emmanuel Poku-Sarkodee, the School Administrator and Ms. Catherine Emefa Aziaku, Asst. Registrar - Academic Affairs (Undergraduate & Affiliate Units). 

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