Building Stronger Universities II - UG

Partner Institution(s): 
Finn Plauborg, Aarhus University (Danish anchor person)
• Aarhus University (Department of Bioscience, Department of Clinical Medicine, The Faculty Secretariat, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Public Health), Denmark;
• Aalborg University (Department of Business and Management), Denmark;
• Copenhagen University (Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Department of Science Education, Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology), Denmark;
• Technical University of Denmark (National Food Institute), Denmark;
• CG Consulting, Denmark;
Start Date: 
November 1, 2014
End Date: 
March 31, 2017
Project Code: 
Total grant: 
DKK 15,000,000
Contact : 
Andrew Anthony Adjei

The University of Ghana’s mission is “to develop world-class human resource and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination”. To fulfill this mission, the university’s recent strategic plan has two components that form the basis of the BUSII project:
1. The adoption of a new PhD curriculum which requires candidates to do a series of course work during the first year and an experiential/practical internship in the second year. The last two years are devoted to doctoral research work
2. The identification of the following research focus areas, to be developed as Centres of Excellence:
i. Malaria Research
ii. Trans-disciplinary Research into Climate Change Adaptation
iii. Enhancing Food Production and Processing
iv. Development Policy and Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation

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