Announcements

Sentinel 2nd Call for Proposals

Starting December 10, 2018 - Ending December 10, 2019

DOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER THE PHD GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS AT RUFORUM MEMBER UNIVERSITIES 

Call ID: RU/2018/GTA/DRG/03 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 February 2019 

About the Call 

By 2050 demand for food in Africa is projected to grow by 2.5 to 3 times the level of 2015. At the same time, Africa continues to import a lot of its staple food, with the African Development Bank estimating that over US$35 billion is spent on food imports. This figure is expected to rise to US$125 billion by 2050. For the past decades, growth in agricultural production has arisen as much via increases in land under agriculture as via yield increases. As a result, agriculture has become the key driver of deforestation in Africa, resulting in loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These will ultimately impact on human wellbeing by degrading the natural resource base on which people depend for a living. At the same time, agricultural development can disadvantage poorer, more vulnerable groups - for example, when large-scale agricultural investments threaten their land rights. Future agricultural development will need to address trade-offs between economic, environmental and social outcomes to make progress on Sustainable Development Goals 2 (zero hunger), 10 (reduced inequality) and 15 (protection of terrestrial ecosystems). 

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is part of a consortium of institutions implementing the four (4) year Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (Sentinel) Project funded by the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The Project aims at building the capacity of African and UK research organizations to design and deliver high quality, relevant and state-of-the-art research related to this major challenge of trade-offs between economic, environmental and social outcomes. Sentinel explores, in collaboration with decision makers in government, civil society and the private sector, the impacts, risks and trade-offs within and between social, economic and environmental dimensions of different agricultural development pathways in three African countries: Zambia, Ethiopia and Ghana. 

For more details, download the full document.

 

 

Call for Scholarship Applications 2019 at University of Ghana, Department of Soil Science in Ghana

Starting December 4, 2018 - Ending December 4, 2019

Call for Scholarship Applications 2019  at University of Ghana, Department of Soil Science

Objectives

The programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems in Sub-Saharan Africa with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. To this end, scholarships are granted for development-related Master or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and / or research at a higher education institution in Sub-Saharan Africa.  
 
 

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

Starting November 30, 2018 - Ending November 30, 2019

The University of Ghana invites qualified applicants for the undermentioned position:

  1.      PROJECT MANAGER,                                                                                                                    

             REPORTING TO:   CHAIR-PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE

DETAILS:

This appointment is valid for eighteen (18) months and may be extended subject to further funding of the project and impressive performance.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested applicants are requested to submit:

  • An application letter;
  • Curriculum vitae with names of referees who are familiar with their qualifications and experience;
  • Copies of relevant educational certificates; and
  • A completed application form for Senior Staff to be downloaded from the University’s website.

The application pack should be submitted to the Director, Human Resource and Organizational Development Directorate, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon not later than Friday December 14, 2018.

                                                                                               

REGISTRAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation of Master - Legon Hall

Starting November 19, 2018 - Ending November 19, 2019

Members of the Univesity Community are invited to the the Installation of the new Legon Hall Master as follows:

 

Date: 7th December 2018

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: Legon Hall Chapel

 

All are cordially invited 

 

 

 

Live Streaming of November 2018 Congregation Ceremonies

Starting November 14, 2018 - Ending November 14, 2019

 

Members of the University community are hereby informed that the 2018 November Congregation Ceremonies will be streamed live on the University of Ghana website and YouTube channel.

Please click on the links below to access the streams

 

UG November 2018 Congregation: Thursday 15th November 2018

(MORNING SESSION - GREAT HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (BFA/LLB/BA) in 2018 from the College of Humanities

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Session

 

UG November 2018 Congregation: Friday 16th November 2018

(MORNING SESSION - GREAT HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (PhD/MPhil/MSc/MAgric/MEng/Diploma in Agriculture) in 2018 from the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) and Degrees (PhD/MPhil/MSc/MPH/MBChB/BDS/BPH/BSc) from the College of Health Sciences (CHS)

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Session

 

(AFTERNOON SESSION- GREAT HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (BFA/LLB/BA) in 2018 from the College of Humanities

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 1:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session

 

 

UG November 2018 Congregation: Saturday 17th November 2018

(MORNING SESSION - GREAT HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (PhD/MA/MSc/MPA/MBA/EMBA/LLM/MPhil) in 2018  from the College of Humanities 

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Session (Great Hall)

 

(MORNING SESSION - ISSER CONFERENCE HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (PhD, MPhil, MA) in 2018 from the College of Education

Venue: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning Session (ISSER)

 

(AFTERNOON SESSION - GREAT HALL)

For the presentation of persons awarded Degrees (BFA/LLB/BA) in 2018 from the College of Humanities 

Venue: Great Hall

Time: 1:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session (Great Hall)

 

 

 

 

Launch of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

Starting November 8, 2018 - Ending November 8, 2019

Members of the University community are hereby invited to the launch of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

The Institute will be celebrating it's Anniversary with a year-long program from November 2018 to November 2019.

The theme for the anniversary celebrations is Noguchi at 40: Sustaining Global Health Gains through Partnerships in Biomedical Research.

 

The launch will highlight NMIMR @ 40 and beyond, building on existing collaborations and establishing new friendships to create new partnerships for sustainable biomedical research and global health security.

 

Date: 26th November 2018

Time: 9:00 am

Venue: Noguchi Conference Hall

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to the Africa Regional Conference of the International Communication Association, (ICA)

Starting November 6, 2018 - Ending November 6, 2019

Members of the University community and the general public are hereby invited to the Opening Ceremony of the Second Biennial Africa Regional Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), being hosted by the School of Information and Communication Studies in collaboration with ICA, the largest International Association of Communication Researchers.

 

Theme “African Digital Cultures: Emerging Research, Practices and Innovations”

Date: 7th - 9th November 2018

Time for Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am, (7th Nov. 2018)

Venue: Bank of Ghana Auditorium, University of Ghana

 

The Keynote Address for the Opening Ceremony will be delivered by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Alhaji Dr. Muhamadu Bawumia.

 

The Conference is premised on the understanding that digital technology, fuelled by rising internet penetration, has become an inherent part of contemporary African life. It is rapidly changing how governance is conducted and how people on the continent communicate with one another, produce and consume goods and services, enact citizenship and construct narratives about themselves. As communication scholars we seek to understand new configurations in the communication, information and media landscape resulting from digitalization that provoke new questions and challenge old assumptions about mediated communication practices.

 

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

Celebration of 2018 World Disability Day

Starting November 2, 2018 - Ending November 2, 2019

 

Members of the University community are hereby invited to the commemoration of the 2018 World Disability Day by the Office of Students with Special Needs as follows:

Theme: Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality

Date: 9th November 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: Forecourt of the Office of Students with Disabilities.

The day will also be marked with a blood donation exercise at the same venue

 

All are cordially invited.

 

 

 

Call for Applications - Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA)

Starting November 2, 2018 - Ending November 2, 2019

 

The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) offers Fellowships (Junior/Senior) at the University of Ghana from September to December 2019 on “Parliaments and Democracy in Africa”

Application deadline: November 30, 2018, 24 h CET The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is dedicated to the topic of ‘Sustainable Governance’. MIASA’s three research foci are: sustainable environmental transformation, sustainable conflict management, and sustainable democracy.

In its first call for short-term fellowships MIASA welcomes applications from excellent researchers to join the interdisciplinary fellow group (IFG) “Parliaments and Democracy in Africa” from September to December 2019.

 

Please click here for more details

 

 

 

Call for Papers: 5th School of Social Sciences International Conference, University of Ghana

Starting November 2, 2018 - Ending November 2, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

5TH SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

 

Date: 3-4 April, 2019

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon

Theme:

AFRICA ON THE MOVE: HARNESSING SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION

For centuries, Africa has been characterized by poverty, low productivity, wars and political instability. The underdevelopment of the African continent has experienced a turn since the 1990s and Africa is now heralded as the last frontier of global capitalism by businesses, international organizations, governments and academics. The voracious demand for raw materials, markets and partnerships has created favourable conditions for leveraging Africa’s growth and development. The huge investments by China on infrastructure and technological transfer in Africa has created a new competitive urge for the continent. As the continent with the largest reserves of natural resources, Africa has great potential in ensuring a steady sustainable growth within current globalism if the processes of its development are well managed.

The results of these new trends are manifested in renewed economic growth with majority of countries escaping negative growth and a few successful ones making good progress. Social and economic infrastructure has improved especially in road construction, electricity, health and education. Most countries now have democratically elected governments and a free press. Poverty and hunger have declined with the numbers of absolute poor falling over the last few decades, except for the few war-ravaged countries.

Is Africa on the move towards a better future for its people, economy and environment? As social scientists we need to engage with the various discourses and debates of transformation that are both complementary or antagonistic to the new global capitalist project. The notion of Africa on the move serves as a means for social scientists to explore the social, economic, cultural, psychological, political, and environmental dimensions of transformation. What directions should these transformations take to provide decent jobs and broad-based participation of all citizens? What paradigms of development should underpin Africa’s renewed engagement with global capitalism? What modes and potentialities are envisaged? How should Africa recalibrate with the BRICS nations and their agents?

The organizing committee of the 2019 School of Social Sciences International Conference, University of Ghana, invites abstract submissions on topical issues under the following sub-themes:

SUB-THEMES:

* Developing Resilience and Adaptive Capacity.

* Education and Development.

* Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship.

* Gender and Social Inequalities.

* Poverty and Environmental Linkages.

* Natural Resources Development.

* Trade, Aid and Economic Development.

* Security and Social Vulnerabilities.

* Attitude, Behaviour and Contemporary Organizations.

* Human Capital and Institutional Building.

* Leadership, Governance and Politics.

* Perspectives on African Futures.

* Climate Change and Development in Africa.

* Mental Health and Human Development.

* Environmental Health and Economic Development.

* Green Economy and Sustainable Development.

* Cultural Transformation and Diversity.

* Information, Innovation and Technological Advancement.

* Social Science Education and the Job Market.

* Contemporary Financial Sector Development.

The above sub-themes are by no means exhaustive; other topics relevant to the theme are welcome. We are especially interested in research that addresses emerging issues related to the central theme. The conference will have plenary, parallel, and poster sessions.

Poster Presentation: Posters are accepted at this conference. Dimensions are 90cm (width) by 200cm (height).

Instructions for Submitting an Abstract You are invited to submit an abstract at the conference website www.ssconference.ug.edu.gh. The abstract should not be more than 250 words and should highlight objectives, methodology and findings. Conceptual and theoretical papers will also be accepted.

The submission must also contain the title of the paper, and the name, affiliation, and email address of the author who is making the submission.

Summary of Important Dates

* Submission deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019

* Notice of acceptance of papers: 31st January 2019

Conference Fees

Participant/Presenters Type Early Bird Standard

University of Ghana participants Faculty GH¢150 GH¢200

Students GH¢60 GH¢100

Other Local participants Faculty GH¢150 GH¢200

Students GH¢60 GH¢100

International participants Faculty $150 $200

Students $100 $150

Additional Information

All enquiries should be directed to: sssconference@ug.edu.gh or call=233 (0) 556314438

 

 

 

Call for Applications - PhD Course - Cocoa in a Changing Climate

Starting November 2, 2018 - Ending November 2, 2019

Please click the link below to access more information on a short course for PhD students on climate smart cocoa systems. 

 

Call for Applications - PhD Course - Cocoa in a Changing Climate

 

 

 

Inception Lecture and Round Table Conference - Ghana Political Science Association

Starting November 1, 2018 - Ending November 1, 2019

Members of the University community and the general public are hereby invited to the Inception Lecture and Round Table Conference of the Ghana Political Science Association being organized by the Political Science Department, University of Ghana.

 

Theme: Political Science Research and the Quest for Ghana’s Development.

Date: 7th November 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: Department of Political Science, UG

 

 

 

 

Call for Applications -Transforming Nutrition in West Africa : Evidence for Policy and Programming Short Course

Starting November 1, 2018 - Ending November 1, 2019

Transforming Nutrition in West Africa : Evidence for Policy and Programming

 

Transform Nutrition West-Africa, the Uk’s Institute for Development Studies, the International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are pleased to announce the second of two leadership development courses specifically designed for strengthening leadership capabilities in individuals who work in multisectoral environments.  The 5-day course will be hosted from 18-22 March 2019 in Accra, Ghana.

What will you learn?

This course guides participants through cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on nutrition globally. Using an interactive diagnostic approach which closely follows available knowledge on nutrition’s immediate, underlying and basic drivers, you will learn to apply such knowledge to specific national or sub-national situations to identify strategic areas for nutrition action. The course is designed to provide a base from which you can develop your own future leadership for transformational change in nutrition.

Who should apply?

Individuals who are passionate and are interested in strengthening their leadership skills and work within the broader multisectoral nutrition environment are encouraged to apply. The typical candidate will be in a position to make an impact in nutrition though might come from any related sector (including e.g. agriculture or health). The candidate will have some work experience and be serious about their self-development and growth and the impact they have.  She/he will be working in one of the ECOWAS countries and be passionate about what they do. Candidates should be fluent in English.  A Francophone course is planned for March 2020.

Expected outcomes

To equip policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design, improve and implement strategic approaches to address nutrition issues at regional, national and global levels.

Venue and date

The first course will be hosted in Accra, Ghana from 18 – 22 March 2019

Course fees

Funding for course fees and full board and lodging has been secured.  A limited number of international flight grants for international participants working in the ECOWAS region are available. Participants are expected to cover their own incidental costs.

Closing dates

The closing date for applications is at 12h00 CAT on 1 December 2018.

The results will be made known by 10 January 2019.

https://westafrica.transformnutrition.org/news/course-announcement-transforming-nutrition-in-west-africa-evidence-for-policy-and-programming/

 

 

 

Invitation to Second Annual Legon Law Lectures and Remembrance Programme

Starting October 29, 2018 - Ending October 29, 2019

The University community is hereby invited to the Second Lecture of the Annual Legon Law Lectures and Remembrance Programme of the late Professor Gordon Woodman.

Prof. Woodman was a Lecturer in the then Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana and his research into the Customary Land Law of Ghana is seminal.

The Annual Legon Law Lectures was instituted to provide the opportunity for deep analysis of aspects of the laws of Ghana each year. 

The second lecture which is to be delivered by His Lordship Justice K. Date-Bah (Retired) is scheduled as follows:

 

Title:           Reflections on the Evolution of Business Law in Ghana since Independence

Date:           Monday, 5th November, 2018

Venue:        Auditorium, University of Ghana School of Law

Lecture Time: 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Worldwide University Network - International Conference and Workshop

Starting October 25, 2018 - Ending October 25, 2019

 

 

Registration of Courses in Preparation for University Examinations for First Semester 2018-2019

Starting October 23, 2018 - Ending October 23, 2019

The First Semester 2018-2019 Examinations for regular students have been scheduled between the period Saturday, November 24 to Friday, December 21, 2018. (Continuing, Level 100 and Supplementary Examinations).

Candidates who do not have registration for the Semester’s courses will be barred from taking part in the examinations. Such candidates, even if they show up at any Examinations Centre, will not be allowed to write the examinations.

Candidates are reminded that Section 10.1 of the Regulations Governing University Examinations provides as follows:  “A candidate for a University Examination must have followed the approved course as a regular student over the required period and must have registered for the examination”.

Candidates should therefore ensure that all courses they are taking appear on their MIS Webpage.  A proof of registration to that effect should be printed.

To assist students with genuine cases of missing courses from their proof of registration, Management has decided to open up the registration portal from Tuesday, 23rd to Wednesday, 31st October 2018 to enable registration for courses (excluding re-sits and UGRC courses). Students are to note that beyond this period, no registration issues will be entertained.

Yours faithfully,

Christy Badu (Mrs.)

Ag. Director, Academic Affairs Directorate

Admissions Into The Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) 2019/2020 Academic Year

Starting October 23, 2018 - Ending January 11, 2019

The University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry (UGSMD) is inviting applications from qualified applicants for admission into the Graduate Entry Medical Programme for the 2019/2020 Academic Year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants should have a good (BSc) First Degree (Minimum of 2nd Class Lower) in the following science-based courses: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physician Assistantship, Pharmacy, Nursing, Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Science, Biomedical Engineering, Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy and Radiography.
  • Candidates should have obtained a good WASSCE/SSSCE grade in three (3) core and Three (3) Elective subjects.
  • There should be evidence of having completed National Service (if applicable).

 

NATURE OF PROGRAMME AND DURATION

The Graduate Entry Medical Programme is an integrated 4-year Medical Programme which leads to the award of MB ChB Degree.  The Programme will begin in April 2019 and will be run on a FULL-TIME and NON-RESIDENTIAL BASIS for the Phase I and residential for Phase II.

 

COST OF APPLICATION FORMS

GHANAIAN APPLICANTS

University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for Two Hundred Ghana Cedis GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Merchant Bank, UniBank, Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank.

FOREIGN APPLICANTS

Foreign Applicants are to pay One Hundred Ten US Dollars (US$110.00) as application fee into FGN-USD (0161034485604301) College Health Sciences, Korle Bu Campus. SWIFT CODE: ECOCGHAC. Kindly indicate SMD-GEMP on the pay slip and upload as part of the application form.

 

ACCESS COURSE

Candidates are to pay Seven Hundred and Fifty Ghana Cedis (GH¢750.00) for a Two WEEK ACCESS Course and Entrance Examination. Payment to be made at Academic Affairs Office, Room 23, School of Medicine and Dentistry Administration.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Ghanaian Applicants are to apply online by visiting http://apply.ug.edu.gh/admissions/undergrad/login

Foreign Applicants are to apply online by visiting http://admission.ug.edu.gh/fs

Candidates are also to obtain a form from Academic Affairs Office,

School of Medicine and Dentistry, Korle-Bu (Room 23) Fill and attach the following documents:

  • Two recent endorsed passport-sized photographs, Two endorsed Recommendation Letters from 2 Referees from a relevant Academic Institution, Copy of Certificates (SHS & Degree), Original Transcript, a copy of 6 months bank statement (Include address) and Letter from Sponsor(s) undertaking to pay all fees showing detailed information of present work status, a Proof of online registration and NSS Certificates where applicable.

NB:  Documents submitted will not be returned.

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF FORMS

All online applications should be completed by Friday, 11th January, 2019.

For further information please contact the GEMP Secretariat:

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Telephone:  +233 302-666987/8        +233 302-661446

Email:             academic.smd@ug.edu.gh    gempsmd@ug.edu.gh

 

 

Call for Papers: 2019 School of Social Sciences International Conference

Starting October 22, 2018 - Ending October 22, 2019

AFRICA ON THE MOVE: HARNESSING SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION

 

For centuries,Africa has been characterized by poverty, low productivity, wars and political instability. The underdevelopment of the African continent has experienced a turn since the 1990s and Africa is now heralded as the last frontier of global capitalism by businesses, international organizations, governments and academics. The voracious demand for raw materials, markets and partnerships has created favourable conditions for leveraging Africa’s growth and development. The huge investments by China on infrastructure and technological transfer in Africa has created a new competitive urge for the continent.As the continent with the largest reserves of natural resources, Africa has great potential in ensuring a steady sustainable growth within current globalism if the processes of its development are well managed.

The results of these new trends are manifested in renewed economic growth with majority of countries escaping negative growth and a few successful ones making good progress. Social and economic infrastructure has improved especially in road construction, electricity, health and education. Most countries now have democratically elected governments and a free press. Poverty and hunger have declined with the numbers of absolute poor falling over the last few decades, except for the few war-ravaged countries.

Is Africa on the move towards a better future for its people, economy and environment?As social scientists we need to engage with the various discourses and debates of transformation that are both complementary or antagonistic to the new global capitalist project. The notion of Africa on the move serves as a means for social scientists to explore the social, economic, cultural, psychological, political, and environmental dimensions of transformation. What directions should these transformations take to provide decent jobs and broad-based participation of all citizens? What paradigms of development should underpin Africa’s renewed engagement with global capitalism? What modes and potentialities are envisaged? How should Africa recalibrate with the BRICS nations and their agents?



The organizing committee of the 2019 School of Social Sciences International Conference, University of Ghana, invitesabstract submissions on topical issues under the following sub-themes:

SUB-THEMES:

·      Developing Resilience and Adaptive Capacity.

·      Education and Development.

·      Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship.

·      Gender and Social Inequalities.

·      Poverty and Environmental Linkages.

·      Natural Resources Development.

·      Trade, Aid and Economic Development.

·      Security and Social Vulnerabilities.

·      Attitude, Behaviour and Contemporary Organizations.

·      Human Capital and Institutional Building.

·      Leadership, Governance and Politics.

·      Perspectives on African Futures.

·      Climate Change and Development in Africa.

·      Mental Health and Human Development.

·      Environmental Health and Economic Development.

·      Green Economy and Sustainable Development.

·      Cultural Transformation and Diversity.

·      Information, Innovation and Technological Advancement.

·      Social Science Education and the Job Market.

·      Contemporary Financial Sector Development.

 

The above sub-themes are by no means exhaustive; other topics relevant to the theme are welcome. We are especially interested in research that addresses emerging issues related to the central theme. The conference will have plenary, parallel, and poster sessions.

Poster Presentation: Posters are accepted at this conference. Dimensions are 90cm (width) by 200cm (height).

 

Instructions for Submitting an Abstract

The abstract should not be more than 250 words and should highlight objectives, methodology and findings. Conceptual and theoretical papers will also be accepted.

The submission must also contain the title of the paper, and the name, affiliation, and email address of the author who is making the submission.

 

Summary of Important Dates

·      Call for papers: Monday, 22nd October 2018

·      Submission deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019

·      Notice of acceptance of papers: 31st January 2019

Invitation to First International Classics Conference

Starting October 5, 2018 - Ending October 5, 2019

Members of the University community and the general public are invited to the 1st International Classics Conference in Ghana, and the inauguration of The Classical Association of Ghana on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 9am to 11.30 am at the Great Hall, University of Ghana. The Opening Session will be chaired by Professor Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Provost of the College of Humanities, University of Ghana.

The Conference, which is on the theme “Classics and Global Humanities”, is the first of its kind in the field of Classics in Ghana and, given 70 years of Classical Studies at the University of Ghana, forms part of the Department’s celebration of the discipline over seven decades.

Classics in Africa and Ghana is finding new voice in reception studies and in the decolonisation of the discipline. The conference brings together scholars from Austria, Germany, Ghana, Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States to explore ways in which this new voice can be sustained by exploring the cross-cultural engagement between Western civilisation and other cultures as well as the legacy and reception of the Classics in the Arab world, India, West Africa and South Africa; hence it brings different parts of the world into greater dialogue with each other. The conference will also discuss the future of the Classics discipline in a globalising society in relation to the success stories in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. As part of the conference, we anticipate a network of the reception of the Classics that seeks to consolidate work done, and draws collaborations and funding for projects, in the field in Africa.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Professor Barbara Goff, a professor of Classics at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, who has done work on postcolonial classics and the reception of Greek tragedy and political thought. Her most recent work on the reception of Classics in Africa is ‘Your Secret Language’: Classics in the British Colonies of West Africa (2013).

The idea of the conference came into being last year when some members of the Classics faculties at the University of Ghana and the University of Cape Coast met to establish the Classical Association of Ghana to promote and sustain interest in the study of Classics in Ghana and Africa. The opening session will therefore include an address by Mr Paul Adom Otchere, our Guest Speaker and alumnus of Classics at the University of Ghana.

We have invited as Special Guest of Honour, His Excellency the Italian Ambassador to Ghana, as well as other personalities including the faculty, Deans, and alumni of the Department.

All are cordially invited

 

Please find attached the conference programme.

 

 

 

 

 

School of Biological Sciences Week-Long Activities for UG 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Starting October 5, 2018 - Ending October 5, 2019

Members of the University community are hereby invited to activities of the School of Biological Sciences towards the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the University of Ghana

DAY 1 Monday, October 8, 2018. Sickle Cell Screening and Blood Group Check, by the Sickle Cell Condition Advocates. NOTE: The Team will be available throughout the week.

Venue: Fore Court of the Office of the Dean, School of Biological Sciences. Time is 10 a.m. each day.

 

DAY 2 Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Departmental Exhibitions (All Departments).

Venue: Premises of Each Department. Time is 9am.

 

DAY 3 Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Open-day for Level 100s. All first year students would have the opportunity to visit ALL Departments. Time is 9 a.m.

 

DAY 4 Thursday, October 11, 2018. Public Lecture on the Theme: UG@70: Towards a transformative orientation to education for Sustainable living.

Topics

Local Innovations and Climate Change. By: Ms. Bernice Dapaah.

Consciousness in Energy Conservation and Sustainable Behaviour. By: Ms. Gloria Asare Adu

Institutionalizing Waste Segregation on University of Ghana Campus: Problems and Prospects. By: Dr Dzidzo Yirenya Tawiah.

Venue: Auditorium of the Centre for African Wetlands. Time is 10 a.m.

 

DAY 5 Friday, October 12, 2018. Get-together for Staff and Students.

Venue: Fore court of the Dean’s office. Time: 2 p.m.

All are cordially invited

 

 

International Day of Older Persons -1st October 2018

Starting September 28, 2018 - Ending September 28, 2019

 

 

Please click here for the event poster

 

School of Agriculture Week

Starting September 28, 2018 - Ending September 28, 2019

The School of Agriculture (College of Basic and Applied Sciences) hereby invites members of the University community to the School of Agriculture Week as part of the 70th Anniversary celebrations of the University of Ghana by the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

 

Please click here for fuller details of the School of Agriculture week

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matriculation for Distance Education Students 2018

Starting September 28, 2018 - Ending September 28, 2019
  1. This year’s Matriculation Ceremony for Distance Education students will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Accra, Kumasi and Tamale Learning Centres. Students are to attend the matriculation ceremonies as follows:

    Location for Matriculation ceremonyLearning Centres
    Accra Learning Centre (Accra City Campus) 

     

     

     

     

     
    - Tsito

    - Koforidua

    - Takoradi

    - Cape Coast

    - Accra

    - Tema
    Kumasi Learning Centre

     
    - Sunyani

    - Kumasi
    Tamale Learning Centre

     

     
    - Wa

    - Tamale

    - Bolgatanga
  2. All freshmen/women are expected to attend the ceremony and will take the Matriculation Oath.
  3. The prescribed attire is BLACK MATRICULATION GOWN OVER FORMAL DRESS.
  4. Further information regarding registration for matriculation, collection and return of academic gowns will be issued soon.

 

WACCI International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa 2018

Starting September 25, 2018 - Ending September 25, 2019

Members of the University community are hereby informed of an International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa being organized they the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement, University of Ghana Legon.

Theme: The march towards a hunger free Africa.

Date: 3rd – 4th October 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Venue: Auditorium, WACCI, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon

 

Guest of Honour – Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Ghana

Chairman – Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice chancellor, University of Ghana

 

All are cordially invited

 

Please click here for the event flyer

 

 

 

 

 

Health Walk – Internal Audit Directorate

Starting September 18, 2018 - Ending September 18, 2019

The Internal Audit Directorate invites the University community to a Health Walk as part of the activities marking the 50th anniversary. The health walk is scheduled as follows:

Theme: Good Health, Good Life.

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018

Time: 6:30 a.m.

The walk will start from the University’s main gate through the Registry and end at the Sports Directorate. Aerobics will take place at the Sports Directorate immediately after the Health Walk.

For further details, kindly contact Mr. Charles Mensah, Chairman for the Anniversary on 0243415459 and Mr. Godwill Ashiatey on 0208878372.

 

There will be refreshment after the walk.

 

 

 

Legon Swimming Competition 2018

Starting September 14, 2018 - Ending September 14, 2019

The Legon Swimming Club, in partnership with the University of Ghana Sports Directorate, has the pleasure to announce the third edition of the Annual Legon Swimming Competition (Legon Swim 2018) as follows:

 

Date :  6th  October, 2018.

Time:  8:00 a.m.

Venue: University of Ghana Swimming Pool

 

 

 

Please click here for the details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar on Modern Embedded Systems Application - School of Engineering Sciences

Starting September 13, 2018 - Ending September 13, 2019

Prof. A. O. Ebo Richardson, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus in Electrical & Computer Engineering, from the California State University, Chico, U.S.A will be delivering a Seminar on the topic: Modern Embedded Systems Applications in Engineering and Applied Sciences: Developing Laboratories for Teaching, Projects, Research, and Entrepreneurial Start-Ups.

 

Date: Monday, 17th September, 2018

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Venue: School of Engineering Sciences Seminar Room, 3rd Floor

 

ABSTRACT:

A microcontroller is a single electronic, semiconductor device (chip) which has a complete computer (processor, memory and input/output elements) built into it. Microcontrollers are built into equipment that are part of our day-to-day life. Automobile engine control systems, implantable medical devices, remote control devices, office machines, home and industrial appliances, power tools, toys, mobile phones, communication systems and handheld devices are all built around microcontrollers.. Such systems are referred to as ‘Embedded Systems”

Courses in Applied Sciences that utilize instrumentation, as well as Engineering disciplines, use these laboratories for practical, hands-on, project design, research, practical experiments, and demonstrations.

With the experience and skills gained from these laboratories, university graduates could go out to the job arena in Ghana, highly employable. They would be equipped to start their own small companies, including telecommunications hardware companies. They would create, in Ghana, electronics products of the digital age, incorporating both hardware and software. These would include digital instruments needed in factories as test and monitoring instruments. Their skills would spur the rapid growth of Ghana’s agro-processing, and telecommunications hardware industry. Graduates could produce simple instruments for patient monitoring in hospitals and clinics, as well as weather monitoring equipment. Microprocessor-based products comprise both hardware and software. So, students’ expertise in software even by itself could usher in a huge growth industry in software products outsourcing in Ghana. And Ghana could be a significant player in the global software outsourcing market! Some of the very easily implemented applications of microcontrollers are: Digital thermometers, Digital weighing systems, Pressure Monitors. Digital instruments are easily designed and fabricated,…. Control and robotic applications, audio projects, equalizers, spectral extraction, frequency counters; Meteorological instrumentation....wind speed, solar energy research, humidity measurement, agriculture research instruments.

 

BRIEF BIO : Professor A. O. Ebo Richardson.

Ebo Richardson is Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, California State University, Chico. He has spent more than forty-five years teaching, conducting research, engaging in collaborative academic initiatives, publishing and presenting conference papers, in U.S. Universities, as well as in Canada, Europe, Singapore, Argentina, South Africa, Mexico, Ghana and Nigeria.. He also has more than five years’ experience in U.S. Industries, as Electronics and Computer Engineer and Senior Engineer. Prof. Richardson had High School education in Ghana (Adisadel College, Cape Coast), his Bachelors and Masters Degrees at Yale University (New Haven Connecticut), Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), respectively, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania).

 

His Major Professional awards include: 1) 1967, one of eleven Ghanaian winners of African Scholarship Program for American Universities( ASPAU) to Yale University; 2) 1994 Winner at California State University, Chico, of “Professional Achievement Honors, for significant contributions to your field of endeavor”; an extremely competitive award for ..…. “Faculty who have brought prestige to the University by their significant contributions in research, publications, through funded projects, or by receiving awards or fellowships”; 3) 2012: California State University, Chico: Awarded “Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering”, conferred upon Retirement, with Official Citation.… “ Recognizing outstanding and meritorious professional and personal contributions to the growth of the University and its students”. 3) Lifetime Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.T. Professional Certificate Courses – Department of Computer Science

Starting September 12, 2018 - Ending September 12, 2019

The Department of Computer Science, University of Ghana, is organising intensive eight-week professional certificate courses for Senior High School Students, Tertiary Students, Graduates, Workers and the General Public.

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here for the details:

Matriculation Online Registration & Gown Collection

Starting September 12, 2018 - Ending September 12, 2019

1.    This year’s Matriculation Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Athletics Oval, opposite Central Cafeteria. Freshmen should be seated by 8:15a.m.

2.    Freshmen/women should note that it is obligatory for every student enrolled in the University of Ghana for the first time to go through the rites of Matriculation and sign the Matriculation Oath; failure of which the studentship shall be cancelled.

3.    Freshmen/women are required to endorse the matriculation oath online. To register, students should click the link Fresh Students Matriculation Registration 

.Following this, students will take the Matriculation Oath during the Ceremony.

4.    Post-graduate and Post-First Degree LLB students who have enrolled in the University of Ghana for the first time are also expected to matriculate.

5.    Matriculants will be seated according to Colleges.

6.    The prescribed attire is BLACK MATRICULATION GOWN OVER FORMAL DRESS.

7.    Students are to present copies of their admission letters to collect the gowns at no cost at the following collection points:

a.     Resident students - Offices of Senior Tutors – Halls of residence

b.    Non-resident students - College Academic Offices.

c.     City Campus Freshmen - Accra City Campus

d.    Graduate Freshmen – School of Graduate Studies

 

8.    The gowns may be returned to the collection points by 2.00pm after the Ceremony. Failure to return the gown by Wednesday, September 26, 2018 shall invoke the appropriate penalty

Anglophone Regional Workshop on Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation of Malaria Control Programs

Starting September 11, 2018 - Ending September 11, 2019

Rationale

Since 2010, the University of Ghana, School of Public Health, in collaboration with MEASURE Evaluation, has offered an annual, regional workshop on surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation (SME) of malaria programs. This workshop fulfills a need for better SME support to generate high-quality data and to analyze and use data to better inform program planning at the country level. To build the capacity of professionals in Africa, this non-degree course provides training in the tools and techniques used to monitor and evaluate malaria programs. 

 

Workshop Objectives

The workshop aims to: 

Build skills in fundamental concepts and practical approaches to SME of malaria programs 

Discuss programmatic applications of main tools and data systems used to monitor and evaluate malaria programs 

Provide a venue for participants to share and learn from other country experiences to strengthen their SME systems 

Create an alumni group of SME experts



Course Content

The course will provide participants with SME tools, techniques, and resources needed for planning, organizing, and managing malaria programs and projects.

The first week, January 14-18, 2019 will focus on SME fundamentals of malaria programs.

Modules include: Using Data for Decision-Making; Designing and Implementing SME Plans; Frameworks, Indicators; Data Sources; Data Quality; Evaluation Designs; Data Management and Analysis; and Data Presentation, Interpretation, and Use. 



The second week, January 21-25, 2019 will offer two track options held concurrently. Participants may choose one track per year.

 

Please click here for more details

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Position in Environmental and Resource Economics

Starting September 5, 2018 - Ending September 5, 2019

Research Position in Environmental and Resource Economics

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 2-3 years

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Economics of University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.   

First day of employment: September 15, 2018

Reference number: UG/ENRRU_Postdoc2018

The Department of Economics of University of Ghana, offers a research position. The department has around 40 employees. In terms of research, it has several core strengths including behavioral, development and environmental economics, where researchers work on renewable and non-renewable natural resources management, economics of climate change, subjective welfare and well-being, valuation of non-market goods, health economics, social economics, and crime and punishment. The Environment and Natural Resources Research Unit (ENRRU) at the Department of Economics is connected to the global research network known as ‘The Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative’. EfD is a capacity building program in environmental economics focusing on research, policy interaction, and academic programs. Find more information about the department at http://www.ug.edu.gh/economics/ and information about EfD via: www.efdinitiative.org.

Job assignments

The position mainly involves research, but also includes teaching/supervision assignments 100% of the time. The position focuses on marine challenges and is linked to the EfD collaborative research program Sustainable Management of Marine Resources.

The program has two themes: Effective Management of Fisheries; and Combatting Marine Pollution. The research under the first theme may investigate the management of fisheries when institutions are poorly developed and when fairness and distributional aspects are not prioritized, which is often the case for developing countries. The research under the second theme will focus mainly on marine litter and debris. Whether marine pollution is most properly addressed by legal means, economic policy instruments, attitudinal and behavioral changes or a mix of all is an open question where more research is needed. Our focus is primarily economics, but multidisciplinary approaches are certainly well motivated within this program. Possibilities of collaboration both within the School with legal and business administration scholars as well as with natural scientists within the University exist.

The Program is carried out in a collaborative effort together with researchers at 10 other EfD centers around the world. The candidate is expected to contribute to the research, and to take active part in the general work of the Program, e.g., by participating in joint meetings, seminars and conferences. The research can involve evaluation of current incentives and behavior, but also design of new incentive mechanisms. We particularly welcome research that focuses on a global or regional context with a clear link to developing countries. The work can be theoretical or empirical. We expect candidates to aim at publishing in international peer reviewed journals. There will be funds available for travel and shorter visits to other universities, as well as support for carrying out data collection.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a recent PhD in economics or be close to finishing their thesis. Research in environmental and resource economics and behavioral economics is valuable. Experience of marine issues as well as multi-disciplinary work is appreciated. The applicant who, in the overall assessment of skills and potential, is deemed to be best suited to carry out the identified job assignments will be selected for the post. Research potential will be our key selection criterion, with a particular emphasis on the degree of progression and forward-looking aspects of the research. We encourage applications from those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years or are close to graduating.

Long-listed candidates will be interviewed via video link. Short-listed candidates will be invited to our department for interviews and research seminars after 12 September, 2018. Shortlisted applicants who are not resident in Ghana may be interviewed via skype.

Additional Information

The application must contain:

·         Résumé/CV and personal details.

·         Educational certificates, diplomas e.d. should be attached.

·         A declaration of intent on a maximum of two pages in which the applicant explains how he/she intends to work if he/she is offered the position.

·         Research activities, a brief written account of the applicant’s own academic research activities.

·         One relevant and recently produced paper (job market paper).

·         Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to dianaboah@gmail.com and wakpalu@yahoo.com Please mark the reference number UG/ENRRU_Postdoc2018.

·         All attachments must be named with reference number UG/ENRRU_Postdoc2018.

Additional material might be requested.

The application should be sent to: dianaboah@gmail.com and wakpalu@yahoo.com

For further information please contact:

Mrs. Diana Boah, Senior Administration Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Ghana, BOX LG 57, Legon-Accra, Ghana. Email: dianaboah@gmail.com  Tel. +233 302 501485 or

+233 303 931381



Closing date: 2018-09-12

Appointment Procedure

The University of Ghana promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity. Salary is determined on an individual basis.

 

 

 

 

 

A.G. Leventis Foundation Fellowship Scheme for Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Students

Starting September 4, 2018 - Ending September 4, 2019

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) announces the A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship for graduate students of the Schools of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine for the 2018/2019 academic year.

 

The scholarships are available for

·         PhD training

·         MPhil training

The award is based on need and the number of applicants.

 

FUNDING LEVELS

Awards range from

·         $4,000-$6,500 for PhD

·         $1,000-$2,250 for MPhil

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

·         Applicants must provide the following in the application: 

o   Indicate their area(s) of specialization

o   Attach detailed or indicative research proposal with budget

o   Attach their current CV

o   Attach academic transcripts (undergraduate and postgraduate)

o   Declare other sources of funding available to them

Applications with supporting documents must be submitted to the respective Heads of Department for vetting and onward submission to the College Secretary’s Office by Monday 17th September, 2018

Staff members from the two Schools pursuing PhD degrees are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcement of Confucius Institute Courses on offer for 2018/2019 Academic Year

Starting August 31, 2018 - Ending August 31, 2019

Members of the University community are hereby informed of courses offered by the Confucius Institute.

Courses are scheduled to begin by mid September.

 

Please click here for fuller details

Please click here for the timetable for the courses

 

 

Introduction to Research, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Starting August 30, 2018 - Ending August 30, 2019
 
The School of Public Health invites applications for a workshop on the Introduction to Research, Epidemiology and Biostatistics to be held from 10th - 15th December 2018
 
 

For more Enquiries please contact:

Edith Tetteh

bstt.courses@gmail.com

024-941-0336

 

Oscar Vetsi

oscarvetsi@gmail.com

024-832-4955

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call For Papers: 4th International Research Conference Of The College Of Humanities, University Of Ghana

Starting August 22, 2018 - Ending August 22, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

4th INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE OF THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

Date: 1-2 November, 2018

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon

 

Extension for Receipt of Abstracts to Friday, August 24, 2018

 

Theme:

Prospects and Challenges of Humanities Research in the 21st Century

 

The College of Humanities of the University of Ghana is pleased to issue a Call for Papers for its 4th Annual International Research Conference on the theme Prospects and Challenges of Humanities Research in the 21st Century. In line with the University’s 70th anniversary, this conference will celebrate the growth and reflect on the challenges of the disciplines in the humanities which formed a core of the academic programmes right from the establishment of the University. The event will provide a global platform for academics, practitioners, policy makers, and students to share their research on the prospects and challenges of humanities research given the evolving undercurrents of increased world integration and localised concerns.

Humanities research cuts across a broad range of disciplinary boundaries using various multiple processes to create knowledge and translate it into various facets of the society. In the 21st century, cutting edge research from the humanities which responds to the needs of societies is vital and scholars are more exposed and better placed to come up with innovative ways of solving the world’s challenges.

The international conference sets out to explore diverse theoretical approaches, as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary viewpoints and methodologies that can be brought to bear on the prospects and challenges of doing research in the humanities, and issues emanating from them. We especially welcome papers that are interdisciplinary in approach and oriented towards addressing the challenges faced by researchers in the humanities as well as future prospects of humanities research.

 

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

The Conference will be organised around a competitive call for papers and panels that include, but not limited to, the following sub-themes:

  • Methodologies and humanities research
  • The humanities and sustainable development in Africa
  • Humanities, technology and globalisation
  • Eco-humanities: divergences and convergences
  • Decolonising the academy: the place of African studies
  • Developmental challenges and African cities
  • Arts, social identity and territoriality
  • Pulpits, altars and the academy
  • Religion, politics and the economy
  • Music, language and politics
  • Language, religion, performing arts and identity construction
  • The Performing Arts and social transformation
  • Language and communication for development
  • Multilingualism and social development
  • Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa’s development
  • Language, gender, education and culture
  • Gender, sexuality and culture
  • Diversities: gender, sexualities and dis/abilities
  • Communications: social and new media
  • Literature in print, performance and broadcast
  • Discourse and glocalisation
  • Public-private interest and media freedom
  • Law and society
  • Citizenship: rights and identity
  • Politics, economics and society
  • Governance and politics in Africa
  • Economic growth and wellbeing
  • Youth and the demographic dividend
  • Migration and transcultural exchanges
  • Healthcare in the African context
  • Entrepreneurship, business and technologies
  • Labour, employment and industry
  • Education: quality, relevance and access
  • Macroeconomic Management and Growth

 

Format and language:

Each proposal for oral presentation must consist of a research title, an abstract of 250 words, a list of author (s), institutional affiliation, and email.  Panel proposals should, in addition, include a brief rationale of no more than 100 words, and abstracts for all papers. A panel comprises a minimum of four and maximum of six papers and must be aligned to one of the sub-themes. Poster presentations are accepted for this conference. All authors must state clearly whether their abstracts are for oral presentation, panel sessions or poster presentations.

All submissions should be in Word format (for abstracts with special characters, also submit a pdf version).    

The main language of the conference is English; however, papers in French will be considered.  Abstracts for papers to be given in French should be submitted in both French and English.

Funding:

Limited funding in the form of travel grants are available for Young African Scholars from the sub-region. Applicants may apply for funding after they have received confirmation of acceptance of their abstracts.

Important dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts:        Extended to August 24, 2018

Notification of acceptance:                   September 14, 2018

Deadline for submission of full paper: October 12, 2018  

 

Submission email:    Abstracts (and any enquiries) should be sent to the following addresses:  cohconference@ug.edu.gh or cohconference@gmail.com. You may call

+233 (0500105225) or +233 (0559462600) for further information.

 

Participation Fees

International presenters/participants   - $100

International students                                     - $50

Local presenters/participants               - GHȼ70

Participation is at no cost for all University of Ghana students

 

 

Language Proficiency Courses as Free Electives - Department of Modern Languages and French

Starting August 20, 2018 - Ending August 20, 2019

The Department of Modern Languages and French have mounted language proficiency courses as free electives for students in Level 300 and level 400 who wish to acquire basic communication skills for beginners in any of the language, namely French, Kiswahili, Russian, Arabic, Russian and Spanish taught in the two Departments. Students who are majoring/minoring/combining may also take the proficiency course in a language other than the one they are majoring/minoring/combining.

 

The rationale behind mounting these proficiency courses is:

 

·         To enable students acquire basic communication skills and cultural knowledge in the language of their choice and earn credits for them.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

There will be two courses on offer each worth two (2) credits, one for beginners (Level A1[1]) and another for those who having passed the beginners’ course wish to continue to Level A2[2].  Level A2 will also be open to those students who feel confident enrolling in Level A2 directly. Whiles, students are free to take only beginners’ course, students who wished to take the second level course can do so.

 

COURSE CODES AND TITLES

The following are the courses offered in the First Semester of 2018/2019 academic year.

 

ARABIC                    DMLA 301     Arabic for Non-Majors/Minors I

KISWAHILI             DMLK 301     Kiswahili for Non-Majors/Minors I

SPANISH                   DMLS 301      Spanish for Non-Majors/Minors I

FRENCH                   DFRE 301      French for Non-Majors/Minors I

 

Russian and Chinese free elective courses would be offered in the 2nd Semester.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

DMLA 301/DMLK 301/DFRE301/DMLS 301: Language for Non-Majors/Minors I

This course is designed for students with limited or no previous experience in the foreign languages on offer. It will develop fundamental skills, in speaking and writing, listening and reading comprehension, which will enable students to carry out basic communicative functions.  At the end of the course students are expected to attain the A1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages. 

 


[1] Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

[2] Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

 

Call for Papers & Expression of Interest - All African Peoples Conference

Starting August 17, 2018 - Ending August 17, 2019

Call for Papers & Expression of Interest - All African Peoples Conference

The Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, is pleased to announce the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the All African Peoples Conference (AAPC), and to issue this call for participation in the commemorative events. Hosted by Ghana in 1958, the first AAPC served as the rallying point for mobilizing ordinary Africans in the decisive struggles for liberation across the continent and beyond.

The conference, attended by over 300 hundred delegates representing political parties, civil society groups, trade unions and other working people’s organizations from the continent and the Diaspora, as well as observers from Europe, North America and China, was a precursor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and played an instrumental role in the final onslaught on colonial rule

The Organizing Committee invites individuals or groups interested in presenting papers to submit abstracts of not more than 300 words, focusing on one of the conference sub-themes, to aapc2018@ug.edu.gh. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is September 17, 2018. Individuals and groups who wish to be considered for participation in the artistic performance stream are invited to submit a 300-word description of their specific art form and how it relates to the theme, to aapc2018@ug.edu.gh not later than September 17, 2018. More information about the Institute of African Studies please visit our website at http://ias.ug.edu.gh/ Please contact the Organizing Committee at aapc2018@ug.edu.gh if you need any clarification or assistance with your submission.

 

Please click here for more details

 

 

Sustainable Livelihoods and Development Network for Africa, Accra, Ghana - Triennial Conference – Accra 2019

Starting August 17, 2018 - Ending August 17, 2019

 

Sustainable Livelihoods and Development Network for Africa, Accra, Ghana

in collaboration with

Livelihoods Support and Development Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria

hereby announce their

 

Triennial Conference – Accra 2019

Background 

Sustainable Livelihoods and Development Network for Africa (SLIDEN AFRICA) is a non-governmental, non-profit making network coordinated from Nigeria with offices in Kenya and Ghana. It is made up of partners with knowledge and experience in the Agriculture, Development Studies and related fields. SLIDEN AFRICA was established in 2000 with a vision to contribute to the empowerment of poor people in Africa through poverty alleviation, livelihoods development, skill enhancement and gender parity in development, research and networking. It aims at contributing significantly to the attainment of increase in level of education, reducing poverty, ensuring gender equity and environmental sustainability in Africa.

The Conference – SLIDEN AFRICA Accra 2019

Theme: African Development Beyond Slogans: New Approaches and Sustainable Outcomes

Subthemes:

  1. Development Policy Thoughts and Applications
  2. Approaches to increasing Productivity, Income and Sustainable Livelihoods
  3. Sustainable Resource Management for African Development 
  4. Gender Considerations in African Development Interventions
  5. Issues in Climate Change and Variability
  6. Monitoring and Learning from Development Interventions

 

Date: Monday, 4th to Thursday, 7th March, 2019

 

The Venue

Oscarpak Royal Hotel, off Kisseman-Haatso Road, West Legon, Accra, Ghana

 

Conference Registration

Ghanaian Participants:  GHC 300    Nigerian Participants: NGN30,000                  Others: USD100

This covers conference materials, group lunches, tea and snack during breaks. This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE accommodation (plus breakfast) and other dinners during the conference.

 

How to pay registration fee

Registration fee should be paid using the bank details below:

Account Name: Livelihoods Support and Development Centre

Account Number: 1012517151

Bank Name: Zenith Bank Plc, 84, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Isale-Igbein, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

SWIFT CODE – ZEIBNGLA

Registration fees can also be paid on arrival at the Conference.

Participants who have paid conference registration fee as advised above should scan and send the evidence of payment by email attachment to: slidenafrica@gmail.com

 

Website: slidenafrica.org

Convener: Dr. Jonathan Anaglo                        Email: joanaglo@gmail.com                              Tel: +233247529255

Co-convener: Prof. Kolawole Adebayo            Email: kolawole_adebayo@hotmail.com       Tel: +2348034046873

Organising Secretary: Zenabu Kobatu          Email: zenabu07@yahoo.com                      Tel: +233244231559

Coordinator: Dr. Olubukola Osuntade             Email: bukolaosuntade@hotmail.com            Tel: +2348035047641

 

Hotel accommodation

Accommodation are available at:

  1. Oscarpak Royal Hotel, off Kisseman-Haatso Road, West Legon, Accra (about USD50/night)
  2. Golf Suites Hotel, 8-11, Silicon Avenue, West Legon, Accra (about USD35/night)
  3. Olive Height Hotel, Westlands, Accra (about (USD50/night)
  4. Tulip Inn, South Legon, Accra (about USD150/night)

 

For participants who require assistant with reservations in respect of accommodation, send an email to: slidenafrica@gmail.com

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, 10th December, 2018 – Submission of Abstract

Monday, 14th January, 2019 – Submission of full Papers or Poster

Monday, 4th February, 2019 – Accommodation Request

Monday, 4th March, 2019 – Arrival of Participants

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 – Opening Ceremony/First Technical Session/Congress Dinner

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 – Triennial Congress and Second Technical Session

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 – Field Trip and Departure

 

 

 

 

Short Course: Food and Agro Processing for Non-Scientists

Starting August 16, 2018 - Ending August 16, 2019

Short Course: Food and Agro Processing for Non-Scientists

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science in collaboration with the Departments of Family and Consumer Sciences, Crop Science, the Livestock and Poultry Research Centre and the Institute of Applied Science and Technology, have developed six modular courses under the project Food and Agro-Processing for Non-Scientists. This was done with funding from the Skills Development Fund, Phase II.

The target groups for this short course are food and agro processors. Please find below a synopsis on each module:

Module 1: Understanding the science of foods and the need for processing: This module will introduce you to basic food science and processing principles and technologies. You will understand the physicochemical, sensory and nutritional properties of foods that can be preserved through processing.

Module 2: Hygienic plant design, equipment and scale up in food processing: This module will introduce you to equipment/plant design, how to set up equipment in small organizations and the scaling up of formulations from the bench top / kitchen recipe to commercial production.

Module 3: Food safety standards, regulation and quality assurance: This module will teach you all you need to know about processing plant sanitation, how to apply for food certification and how to ensure that foods put on the market are microbiologically safe, with optimum physicochemical and sensory quality.

Module 4: Competitive food processing: You do not want to miss this module if you are interested in running a food business or already running one as you will acquire the skills to make your products more competitive through consumer-led product development and how to market your products.

Module 5: Branding, labelling, packaging, shelf life testing of foods: Are all important for marketing products in the food and agro processing industry. With this module, you will learn how to brand, label and package your products to attract consumers. You will also be taught how the shelf life of products are determined.

Module 6:  Product specific - Agro-processing: In this module, people involved in animal husbandry or crop production and are interested in adding value to their produce and products through agro-processing will benefit from hands on training and skills development.

This short course is currently being piloted for a moderate fee of GHS 200.00 per module from August to September 2018.

 

Kindly Contact 0268858960/0200812456 for further information/clarification. 

 

 

 

Short Course: Contemporary Approaches to Safe, Healthy and Quality Fruit and Vegetable Production

Starting August 16, 2018 - Ending August 16, 2019

Short Course: Contemporary Approaches to Safe, Healthy and Quality Fruit and Vegetable Production

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of Ghana, has developed four modular courses under the project “Contemporary Approaches to Safe, Healthy and Quality Fruit and Vegetable Production”. This was done with funding from the Skills Development Fund, Phase II. The course seeks to build capacity of farmers in protected and controlled environment agriculture in Envirodome Greenhouse Farming.

The target groups for this short course are fruits and vegetable farmers. Please find below a synopsis on each module:

Module 1: Overview of Controlled Environment Agriculture: This module will introduce you to the history of greenhouse fruits and vegetables production and its importance, production of fruits and vegetables in controlled environment, how to raise seedling in greenhouse conditions and the importance of plant breeding.

Module 2: Plant Protection: This module will introduce you to diseases in fruits and vegetables, identifying and eradicating diseases and integrated diseases management, plant viruses and their importance, how some viruses are transmitted and approaches to managing plant viral diseases.

Module 3: Entrepreneurship: This module will teach you all you need to know about what an entrepreneurship is and how to identify and use opportunities that exist in the fruits and vegetable market.

Module 4: Farming as a Business: You do not want to miss this module if you are interested in running a farm business. This section will introduce you to relevant things to in undertaking farm budgeting, farm operations, financial management, marketing and record keeping.

This short course is currently being piloted for a moderate fee of GHS 450.00 for the four modules in September 2018. Kindly Contact 0541035469/0200812456/0244046850 for further information/clarification.

 

 

Student Innovation Challenge (STIC)

Starting August 16, 2018 - Ending August 16, 2019

 Student Innovation Challenge (STIC)

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) under the College of Basic and Applied Sciences of the University of Ghana serves as a platform for the transfer of knowledge, technology and innovation developed at the University of Ghana to Industry, the University community and the Nation. One of the important objectives of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) is to organize events to showcase technologies developed from departments of the University of Ghana. As part of its strategy to achieve its objectives and to mark the 70th Anniversary of the University of Ghana, the Institute of Applied Science and Technology is organizing a Student Innovation Challenge (STIC).

The STIC is to bring out the innovative and creative abilities in students and to encourage participation in the application of the acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to solve problems pertaining to industry.

The STIC has two major aspects. First, the University of Ghana STIC is opened to all students of the University of Ghana from every college/school/department/institute/centre with diverse innovations. Second, the HMD Africa STIC, which is being sponsored by HMD Africa, on the other hand is opened to all students of the University of Ghana from every college/school/department/institute/centre whose innovations fall within agricultural science.

Both Challenges run concurrently with the UG STIC considering diverse innovations from multiple disciplines.

 

AIMS OF STUDENT INNOVATION CHALLENGE (STIC)

a. To Empower potential students to create innovative solutions to problems existing within the University community, local industries and the Country through the application of knowledge and skills gained in their areas of study.

b. To Create a network between experts in different fields of industries and students to as well as encourage the mentoring of students together with the teaching staff of the University.

c. To Foster teamwork among students across the different disciplines through collaboration.

d. To Encourage students to develop the enthusiasm and skills of entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment.

 

UG STIC

The General STIC will strictly be opened to both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ghana to showcase ideas or developed solutions to address problems existing industry in innovative technology in the following areas:

Health or sanitation

Education

Agriculture

Energy

Engineering e.g food processing, automobile design etc

 

HMD Africa STIC

The HMD Africa STIC will strictly be opened to both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ghana to showcase ideas or developed solution to address problems existing in the following areas within the agricultural sector of Ghana:

Innovative model or application to scale up crops agriculture

Innovative irrigation application

Scheme for assisting farmers in developing their business via new technologies

Scheme for strengthening link between farmer and markets

Scheme for mechanization of farmers

 

NB: All agriculture related applications submitted for the UG STIC will be included in the HMD Africa STIC.

RULES OF THE CHALLENGE

Eligibility

The challenge is strictly opened to both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ghana. Students may enter as a group of three (3) or as individuals. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Ideas or solutions of applicant(s) should:

Meet specific needs/problems and be locally-driven

Demonstrate innovation and creativity

Express economic, social or environmental benefits

 

Entry requirement

Team/Individual

Each team/individual is required to upload a maximum of two (2) page proposal during application

Each team/individual must have a unique name.

Each team/individual should focus on only one particular area of the competition

 

Proposals must:

Be original, innovative and feasible.

Indicate the area of interest.

Describe in detail how innovative, the idea or solution is (can be accompanied by an illustration).

Describe a target market for the innovative idea or solution.

Identify resources to be utilized both local and foreign.

Describe how the idea will impact on Industry socially, environmentally and economically.

 

By submitting a proposal, the team/individual agrees that:

The applicant(s) is the creator of the idea/solution.

The applicant(s) own some rights to the idea/solution.

The submission does not infringe upon or violate the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third party.

 

Criteria for Winner Selection

Initial selection

Initial selection of proposals would be conducted to select qualified applicants to enter the challenge. Selected applicants would be notified via phone call or e-mails in the first week of September 2018. Successful applicants would be posted on the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) website and social media pages and on the University of Ghana website.

Selection of winner

An award ceremony would be held in October 2018 to announce the winning team of the challenge. The winner of the challenge would be decided by a panel of judges. The winner of the UG STIC shall be entitled to a prize of GH5,000.00 and would be linked to industries/organizations for the implementation of the idea or solution while the winner of the HMD Africa STIC shall be awarded $50,000.00 as seed funding from HMD Africa to launch his/her project.

Disclaimer and Force Majeure 

 

The Institute of Applied Science and technology is not responsible for:

Typographical errors in any document submitted that may lead to miscommunication

Lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or delayed proposals

Any cause beyond the Institute’s control, making it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical to continue the challenge.

 

For further enquiries or questions, kindly send your mails to iast@ug.edu.gh or visit the office of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology located within the D1 Chemistry Building (opposite the UG Recreational Quadrangle in University of Ghana).

 

Entry period and application

Applications to the challenge will be opened from 4th April 2018 (06:00 GMT) – 31st August, 2018 (00:00 GMT).

Interested students are required to apply online by clicking here. For further enquires kindly contact 0244046850 or 0209039058 or visit www.ug.edu.gh/iast or the offices of IAST at the Old Chemistry Building, Room DI.

NB: Applicants should ensure contacts; phone numbers and email addresses are added to their proposal

 

 

University of Ghana Admitted Students List

Starting August 15, 2018 - Ending August 15, 2019

University of Ghana Admitted Students List

Please click the banner below to access the list of admitted students for the 2018/2019 academic year. 

 

 

Live Streaming of the Investiture and Swearing-In Ceremony of Mrs. Mary Chinery Hesse

Starting July 31, 2018 - Ending July 31, 2019

 

Members of the University community are hereby informed that the Investiture and Swearing-In Ceremony of the first female Chancellor of the University of Ghana will be streamed live on the University of Ghana website and YouTube channel.

 

Please click on the link below to access the stream

Swearing-In Ceremony of new Chancellor 

https://youtu.be/4CQngwA6lXw

 

 

 

 

Live Streaming of July 2018 Congregation Ceremonies

Starting July 20, 2018 - Ending July 20, 2019

Dear all,

Members of the University community are hereby informed that the 2018 July Congregation Ceremonies will be streamed live on the University of Ghana website and YouTube channel.

Please click on the links below to access the streams

UG July 2018 Congregation: Friday 20th July - Morning Session

https://youtu.be/9REnVUIwsq0

 

UG July 2018 Congregation: Friday 20th July - Afternoon Session

https://youtu.be/7fDiMCdK2Fs

 

UG July 2018 Congregation: Saturday 21st July - Morning Session

https://youtu.be/pIJhKTCqB3M

 

UG July 2018 Congregation: Saturday 21st July - Afternoon Session

https://youtu.be/uKE27hVnNHs

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Programme

Starting July 17, 2018 - Ending July 17, 2019

The School of Nursing and Midwifery of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana invites applications for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery programme for the 2018/2019 academic year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Three categories of applicants will be considered for admission to the BSc. Midwifery programme.

 

  1. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSCE) holders or its equivalent (will enter at Level 100).
  2. West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) holders (will enter at Level 100).
  3. Diploma in Midwifery/ Nursing (all categories) (will enter at Level 200).

 

SSSCE holders must have passes (Grades A-D) and WASSCE holders must have credit passes (Grades A1-C6) in the following subjects:

 

Core Subjects: Three (3) core subjects comprising Mathematics, English and Integrated Science

            Or Science.   

Elective Subjects: Three Elective subjects from the following:

  1. Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Elective Mathematics
  2. General Agriculture, Physics & Chemistry
  3. Three General Arts Electives
  4. Two General Arts Electives plus Food & Nutrition
  5. Any three of the following Electives: Economics, Management in Living, Food & Nutrition, Chemistry, General Knowledge in Art and French.

 

Diploma to Degree Applicants

Applicants must be holders of a Diploma awarded by a recognised university, with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 3.0 or better. 

 

Foreign Applicants

Applicants will have their results verified by NAB/University of Ghana – these should be within the above-specified grades.

 

There may be selection interviews.

 

For information on how to apply, please visit our website.

 

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by FRIDAY JULY 27, 2018.

 

 

REGISTRAR

 

 

Call for Papers: 4th International Research Conference of the College of Humanities, University of Ghana

Starting July 17, 2018 - Ending July 17, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS:

4th INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE OF THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

Date: 1-2 November, 2018

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon

 

Extension for Receipt of Abstracts to Friday, August 24, 2018

 

Theme:

Prospects and Challenges of Humanities Research in the 21st Century

 

The College of Humanities of the University of Ghana is pleased to issue a Call for Papers for its 4th Annual International Research Conference on the theme Prospects and Challenges of Humanities Research in the 21st Century. In line with the University’s 70th anniversary, this conference will celebrate the growth and reflect on the challenges of the disciplines in the humanities which formed a core of the academic programmes right from the establishment of the University. The event will provide a global platform for academics, practitioners, policy makers, and students to share their research on the prospects and challenges of humanities research given the evolving undercurrents of increased world integration and localised concerns.

 

Humanities research cuts across a broad range of disciplinary boundaries using various multiple processes to create knowledge and translate it into various facets of the society. In the 21st century, cutting edge research from the humanities which responds to the needs of societies is vital and scholars are more exposed and better placed to come up with innovative ways of solving the world’s challenges.

 

The international conference sets out to explore diverse theoretical approaches, as well as interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary viewpoints and methodologies that can be brought to bear on the prospects and challenges of doing research in the humanities, and issues emanating from them. We especially welcome papers that are interdisciplinary in approach and oriented towards addressing the challenges faced by researchers in the humanities as well as future prospects of humanities research.

 

 

 

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

The Conference will be organised around a competitive call for papers and panels that include, but not limited to, the following sub-themes:

  • Methodologies and humanities research
  • The humanities and sustainable development in Africa
  • Humanities, technology and globalisation
  • Eco-humanities: divergences and convergences
  • Decolonising the academy: the place of African studies
  • Developmental challenges and African cities
  • Arts, social identity and territoriality
  • Pulpits, altars and the academy
  • Religion, politics and the economy
  • Music, language and politics
  • Language, religion, performing arts and identity construction
  • The Performing Arts and social transformation
  • Language and communication for development
  • Multilingualism and social development
  • Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa’s development
  • Language, gender, education and culture
  • Gender, sexuality and culture
  • Diversities: gender, sexualities and dis/abilities
  • Communications: social and new media
  • Literature in print, performance and broadcast
  • Discourse and glocalisation
  • Public-private interest and media freedom
  • Law and society
  • Citizenship: rights and identity
  • Politics, economics and society
  • Governance and politics in Africa
  • Economic growth and wellbeing
  • Youth and the demographic dividend
  • Migration and transcultural exchanges
  • Healthcare in the African context
  • Entrepreneurship, business and technologies
  • Labour, employment and industry
  • Education: quality, relevance and access
  • Macroeconomic Management and Growth

Format and language:

Each proposal for oral presentation must consist of a research title, an abstract of 250 words, a list of author (s), institutional affiliation, and email.  Panel proposals should, in addition, include a brief rationale of no more than 100 words, and abstracts for all papers. A panel comprises a minimum of four and maximum of six papers and must be aligned to one of the sub-themes. Poster presentations are accepted for this conference. All authors must state clearly whether their abstracts are for oral presentation, panel sessions or poster presentations.

All submissions should be in Word format (for abstracts with special characters, also submit a pdf version).    

The main language of the conference is English; however, papers in French will be considered.  Abstracts for papers to be given in French should be submitted in both French and English.

Funding:

Limited funding in the form of travel grants are available for Young African Scholars from the sub-region. Applicants may apply for funding after they have received confirmation of acceptance of their abstracts.

Important dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts:        Extended to August 24, 2018

Notification of acceptance:                   September 14, 2018

Deadline for submission of full paper: October 12, 2018  

 

Submission email:    Abstracts (and any enquiries) should be sent to the following addresses:  cohconference@ug.edu.gh or cohconference@gmail.com. You may call

+233 (0500105225) or +233 (0559462600) for further information.

 

Participation Fees

International presenters/participants   - $100

International students                         - $50

Local presenters/participants              - GHȼ70

 

Participation is at no cost for all University of Ghana students

 

 

 

 

2018 Post-First Degree LL.B Interview List

Starting July 12, 2018 - Ending July 12, 2019

MONDAY JULY 23, 2018 8:30 A.M.                        

(Morning Group A)

 

ABDUL NASIR MUKTAR HEBAH

9003455

ABDULAI AWULATU

9005295

ABDULAI YAHAYA

9006534

ABEDNEGO AKUTAM

9020445

ABOAGYE EMMANUEL

9001092

ABROKWA EMMANUEL KWASI

9009578

ABUDULAI ADAM ZIG-NAA

9014010

ACHAMPONG AKWASI KYERE

9001848

ACQUAYE GENEVIEVE ELIZABETH NAA ADOLEY

9002923

ADADEVOH SELINAM AMEYO

9011228

ADAMS SAMIULLAI QUADOO

9004529

ADDAI-KWARTENG PRISCILLA

9002879

ADDE COLLINS CONSTANT

9001094

  

MONDAY JULY 23, 2018 8:30 A.M.                        

(Morning Group B)

 

ADDIPAH ENYONAM

9003894

ADDO JAMIE ALLEN NII AYI KUSHIE

9012024

ADDO REBECCA ASAMOAH

9004468

ADJEI ALEXANDER JUNIOR

9004833

ADJENIM BOATENG HANNAH

9008971

ADONGO LINDA SEKIKULGA

9024460

ADU ALBERTA ADUBEA

9008012

ADU CHARLES NII JUNIOR

9009074

ADU-ACHEAMPONG JOSPHINE

9017166

ADZAGLI GLORIA

9021314

ADZOKPE JONATHAN

9001658

ADZORLOLO STEPHEN

9010783

AFARI-ACQUAH JOEL OHENEBA

9015751

  

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018 1:00 P.M                          

(Afternoon Group A)

 

AFORUK DANIEL AYUEKANBEY

9014494

AFRANE IVY YEBOAH KAKRA

9026319

AGLOBITSE KATHERINE AKPE

9017792

AGYEI SOLOMON ASARE

9013743

AGYEKUM DENNIS

9002217

AGYEMAN  MARIAM KONADU

9000695

AHINFUL ANGEL CHRISTINA

9000640

AHMED AMINA BALMA

9013964

AKHARIGEYA JOSHUA ATABINORE

9017802

AKOMEAH OSMAN NANA AKWASI

9024889

AKUFFO ERNEST KWATIA

9002058

  

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018 1:00 P.M                           

(Afternoon Group B)

 

AKUFFO JACQUELINE ADOBEA

9026770

AKUMFI EDWARD KYEREMEH

9009913

AKUTAM SELINA

9020441

AKYEAMPONG JENNIFER ABENA SERWAA

9001146

ALAGSKOMAH EUGENE

9020396

ALANGYAM GIDEON AKANLINGWON

9011637

AMANOR SHINE

9016127

AMEGA-DUNU PATRICK

9016144

AMENUVOR MAWUSI YAA

9009722

AMENYA ANTHOINETTE ABLA

9017451

AMEVOR STANELY JOHN-JAY

9008645

  

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 8:30 A.M.                   

(Morning Group A)

 

AMO NANCY AMA

9002013

AMOAH FORSON KEZIA MARFOA

9007471

AMOAKO MUBARICK

9001863

AMOATENG BOAKYE LYDIA

9008771

AMPONG AFUA BABA

9000724

ANAGLATE DEMAKPOR

9018663

ANDOH MOSES EKOW

9011216

ANDROMEDE DJENEBA TALARPOUA THIOMBIANO

8105370

ANNAN BERLINDA

9021535

ANNING NIMAKO KUFFOUR

9012632

ANOMAH FRANCISCA AGYIN

9019268

ANTWI DANIEL OPOKU

9001579

ANYOMI LOVEMARK ADZO

9009691

  

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 8:30 A.M.                   

(Morning Group B)

 

APPIAH SHADRACK

9016182

ARMAH DANIEL

9005705

ARMOO ABENA ADUKO

9011460

ARTHUR GEORGE JUSTICE

9003540

ARYENOR ESTHER

9011964

ASABAGNA PATIENCE

9003234

ASAMANI EFUA

9015448

ASAMOAH BOAKYE MARK

9021842

ASAMOAH ENID ARABA

9013026

ASANTE SHAKOOL AKUA ABEA

9009358

ASANTE-ANTWI GLORIA YIADOM

9015945

ASARE JOELYN ROBERTA

9000768

ASARE VIVIAN MONICA

9003498

  

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 1:00 P.M                 

(Afternoon Group A)

 

ASARE-BOATENG NANA AMMA

9000494

ASIEDU KWEKU AMPONSAH

9005547

AVORKAH SHEILA

9013658

AWO ASIEDUA YEBOAH

9012402

AWUKU DANIEL AWUSI

9002327

AWUVAFOGE JESSE AGYEKWAH

9012925

BAAH CHRISTABLE NYARWAA

9024559

BAAH SEFIAMOR

9011623

BADII KAWAWA EUNICE

9007080

BADMUS DINAH

9020827

BASSAW FRANKLINA EUNICE

9014824

BATSE TONY SEDEM

9011088

  

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2018 1:00 P.M                 

(Afternoon Group B)

 

BAWUAH ALBERTA ADOMAH ADUM

9013114

BERDIE LUCY SEDEM

9025071

BIBARIWIAH GODWIN FUOH

9003334

BILLARD HARRY NII AYIQUAYE

9000638

BLANKSON AUNTIE DEDE

9013679

BLEWUSI CORNELIA SELORM

9024234

BOAKYE ALBERT FORKUO

9012943

BOAMAH EBENEZER KOBINA

9020131

BOATENG JOSEPH MANU KWASI

9014008

BODOMBIE FUSEINI BAKUORO

9023135

BONSU ADJOA ASOR SIKA

9011943

BOTCHWAY WILIAM OFFEI

9001260

  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018 8:30 A.M.                       

(Morning Group A)

 

BRIKU-BOADU EDWARD

9018254

BROWN NANCY NAA AKU

9024024

BUKU KODJO XORLADEM KODJO

9022266

COBB CAROLINE

9006219

COMMEY NANA AMA KOFFUAH

9014036

DAAKU NAANA AKUA YEBOAH

9001413

DADZIE DERRICK

9004404

DADZIE KOW AKYEMPEM JUNIOR

9021104

DADZIE MICHAELA

9020288

DAKO KWAME BOAMAH

9012183

DAMTAR SOLOMON BITTIAN

9014186

DANQUAH ESTHER AGEIWAA

9022697

DANQUAH FRANK JNR

9024524

  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018 8:30 A.M.                       

(Morning Group B)

 

DJAN AFARI SHARON AWO

9009162

DONKOR TIMOTHY SELIKEM

9006492

DUFFOUR BRIGHT

9019328

DUNCAN MAULYN GYASIWA

9012333

DUORINAAH JUVENTUS

9003270

DUWUONA DEBORAH NARKI

9007609

DZAH WORLANYO KWASI SOLOMON

9015493

DZANDU MARY-STELLA DZIFA

9013911

DZIKPEHLO WISDOM

9016441

DZUDZOR CYNTHIA AFI

9020403

EDUSEI PAMELA ANKISIWAI

9004689

ESSEL DANIELLINA DUODU

9011803

FERGUSON GEORGE

9013847

  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018 1:00 P.M.                       

(Afternoon Group A)

 

FOSU AMA POKUA

9010372

FREMPONG ALEX KUMI

9024787

GARBA SHARIFA

9011457

GELLIE VINCENT

9025485

GYASI MENSAH JERRY JOHN

9023074

HADJOR DENNIS

9025299

HAGAN FAUSTINA ARABA JULIET ADEIKU

9025442

HAILEY SHAIDATU

9002468

HAMMOND BENEDICTA

9024403

IBRAHIM ABDUL KARIM

9010596

IBRAHIM HAZIF DEEN

9007404

INKUM ISAAC ARKO

9004866

  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018 1:00 P.M.                      

(Afternoon Group B)

 

JEMILA HALIDU

9005509

KLAYSON JENNIFER YAYRA

9013265

KOFINTI VANESSA AMA SERWAH

9003887

KOTOCHIE CLEMENCE

9023412

KUSI SELINA SERWAAH

9021010

KWAKUTSEY NUNANA

9004135

KYEREMANTENG ANTOINETTE MAWUENA CLAIRE

9006594

LEGGE REGINALD

9016960

LIVINGBIRD BENJAMIN KWAME

9001443

MAMONKOSE MAXWELL CHEREGO

9002951

MANTEAW DZIFA

9024004

MCLEAN-ARTHUR JOSEPH

9021147

  

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 8:00 A.M.                    

(Morning Group A)

 

McOWUSU IDA ESI

9011603

MENSAH BAABA SIRIPIWA

9000970

MENSAH DOREEN

9004734

MENSAH MAAME AKUA FORIWAA

9022940

MENSAH PETER

9019333

MINGLE LILIAN JOY

9000783

NII LARYEAFIO BENEDICT

9013751

NTIAMOAH ALEXANDER AMANYIN

9024775

NYADZI ASEYE ADZO-MAA

9009752

NYAHE MARIA DELALI

9010252

NYAKO STEPHEN MATEY

9007953

  

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 8:00 A.M.                    

(Morning Group B)

 

NYAMEKYE SARFO JUNIOR

9017422

NYARKO NANA AMA

9015361

OBU ACHEAMPONG FELIX

9002272

ODURE JOSEPH ASIEDU

9021902

OFORI DOMINIC OHENE

9003314

OFORI DUAH WILHELMINA

9026186

OFORI PATRICIA POMAA

9000837

OFORI-BAH EMMANUEL KOFI ASARE

9026035

OFORIWAA AMANFO AGNES

9007298

OHENEWA ESTHER

9012912

OPOKU MENSAH CECILIA

9021724

  

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.                       

(Afternoon Group A)

 

ORTSIN EKUA KYEREWAH

9012136

OSABUTEY NAA AWURA DEDE

9003403

OWUSU ADDA OPOKU RAYMOND

9025916

PARKER THELMA MARTINA

9000582

PEPRAH KYEI BAFFOUR

9010366

PLANGE ADIVITI

9000670

POBEE MENSAH HENRY

9023783

POKU ROSEMARY UNIQUE CLARA

9008930

QUARTEY JAMES

9014799

QUARTEY PAPAFIO REGINA OYOO

9011134

  

THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.                       

(Afternoon Group B)

 

SACKEY NANCY AMA

9002878

SEDZRAMEDO EBENERIS ELORM

9008707

SOSI THEOPHILUS SAKI

9003958

VANDERPUYE-ORGLE MELODY

9015704

YAHAYA ENUSAH

9012535

YEBOAH NANA AMA ADOMA

9008104

YEMOH AUDREY NAA YEMOTELEY

9019537

YEVU JOANA

9018700

ZIAME ABIGAIL

9006588

ZOWONU JESSICA DZIFA

9021082

 

 

PhD Scholarship Opportunities – Centre for Urban Management Studies (CUMS)

Starting July 11, 2018 - Ending July 11, 2019

The Centre for Urban Management Studies (CUMS), University of Ghana, Legon, seeks qualified candidates from relevant academic units of the University of Ghana to apply for two sets of PhD research scholarships.

 

 

 

Please click here for the details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Admissions for the 2018/2019 Academic Year

Starting July 4, 2018 - Ending July 4, 2019

The University of Ghana announces for the information of the general public that in anticipation of the early release of WASSCE results by the West African Examinations Council, the DEADLINE for the closure of applications for admission of prospective applicants into various undergraduate programmes for the 2018/2019 academic year is now July 20, 2018.

The change in deadline is to enable the University to start its admission process soon after the results have been released.

All persons interested in applying to the University of Ghana should take note of the new closing date.

 

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Nomination of Innovations for Submission to the “Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2018”

Starting June 29, 2018 - Ending June 29, 2019

Nomination of Innovations for Submission to the “Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2018”

  1. Introduction: The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation invites nominations of innovations to be considered for showcasing at the Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2018.

Please note: The main text for submission should be in Arial 11-point form with single line spacing.

  1. Format for submission

Submissions may be made in any one of the following formats.

  1. Project Summary: Individual innovators and organisations may submit a summary of projects, which are leading or have led to unique outcomes. Submissions should cover the problem being solved and solution offered. (Maximum 2 pages).

 

  1. Papers: Papers should represent original quality research with the potential for practical application. (Maximum – 5 pages, including references).

 

  1. Policy presentation proposals: A summary of innovations in policy which are leading to or have led to unique outcomes. The paper should cover the problem being targeted, solution offered and how the policy is innovative (Maximum 2 pages).

 

  1. Lightning Talks: Provide a short overview of a project, showcase a technology or its implementation, or highlight a key issue. (Maximum 1 page including references).

 

  1. Digital poster: Present visual representations of projects and development initiatives. (Maximum 1 page including references).

 

  1. Techno Expo: Demonstrate innovative projects or applications using instructional technology to communicate. You are required to provide live demonstrations of your project (i.e. video clip of not more than 3 minutes in length).

 

  1. Eligibility Criteria:
  1. The innovations must have demonstrated impact, with potential for wide dissemination in Africa;
  2. Applicant must consent to having their innovation shared across the continent for purposes of replication;
  3. Submissions must be made by the original author of the innovation or a senior official of the organisation that developed the innovation.

 

  1. Submission guideline:  
  1. Kindly submit electronic copy via email to the Office of Research, innovation and Development (ORID) via orid-tdtc@ug.edu.gh

and

  1. Also submit n any of the specified formats at iea.edu-au.org/submit

 

  1. Deadline for submission:
  1. 5.00pm on Monday, 2nd July 2018 for submissions to orid-tdtc@ug.edu.gh and
  2. 12.00 midnight Addis Ababa time (GMT+3) for submissions to iea.edu-au.org/submit

 

 

I.T. Professional Certificate Short Courses - Department of Computer Science

Starting June 27, 2018 - Ending June 27, 2019

The Department of Computer Science, University of Ghana is organizing intensive professional certificate courses, open to senior high school graduates, tertiary students, graduates, workers and the general public for eight-weeks. The courses are in various IT fields from Database Administration to 3D Animation.

 

 

 

 

 

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University of Ghana Part of International Collaboration to Advance Research in Agriculture, Nutrition and Health

Starting June 26, 2018 - Ending June 26, 2019

University of Ghana and the African Nutrition Society, alongside other partners will this week hold the Academy Week where 350 Scientists from 50 Countries are expected to meet in Accra to advance research in Agriculture, Nutrition and Health.

 

Please click here to access a Press Release on the upcoming event.

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts - ICA Africa 2nd Biennial Conference, 2018

Starting June 20, 2018 - Ending June 20, 2019

ICA Africa 2nd Biennial Conference, 2018

 

The Africa Regional Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA)

Theme: African Digital Cultures: Emerging Research, Practices and Innovations

Date:  7-9 November, 2018

Organisers: School of Information and Communication Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

Digital technology has become an inherent part of contemporary African life. Fueled by increasing internet penetration, changes have occurred to accommodate a more digital-driven lifestyle across various sectors of African societies. Compared with other parts of the world, Internet use in Africa is still relatively low, but digital technology is rapidly changing how people on the continent communicate with one another, produce and consume goods and services, enact citizenship, and construct narratives about themselves. New configurations in the communication, information and media landscape resulting from digitalization provoke new questions and challenge old assumptions about mediation practices for scholars. Traditional media such as radio, for example, may be still dominant in the information and communication ecology of Africa, but their practices are constantly being impacted and transformed by emerging digital cultures, especially among the youth.

The dynamic nature of technology-driven transformations in mediated communication in Africa calls for deeper insights into the cultures forming around the appropriation of digital technologies. In a world in which the face of communication is constantly evolving, we believe Africa can provide fresh thinking on how people adopt, appropriate and deploy digital technologies in various communicative contexts and the impact(s) that has on their lives.

The School of Information and Communication Studies (SICS) of the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the International Communication Association (ICA) is hosting the 2018 Regional ICA conference on the theme African Digital Cultures: Emerging research, practices and innovations. The conference seeks to bring together scholars from within and outside the continent to share their research and perspectives on the cultures forming around conceptualizations, production and consumption of the digital space in Africa. We invite abstracts of empirical and conceptual papers that address the following and other relevant themes for presentation at the conference:

  • Transformation of knowledge in a digital era
  • Epistemologies, disciplinary developments and pedagogies in digital communication
  • Theorizations of the digital
  • Gendered cultures and digitization
  • Youth cultures and digitization
  • Rural digital cultures
  • Digitization and marginalization
  • Digitization, regulation and governance
  • Digital colonization
  • Ethical concerns related to digitization
  • Newsroom norms and practices in a digital era
  • Corporate communications and digitization
  • Communication, entrepreneurship and digitization
  • Digitization and interpersonal communication
  • Audiences and digital culture
  • Privacy, publicity, surveillance
  • News and disinformation
  • New mediation practices in a digital era
  • Digitalization and visualization

Special Panels:  We also invite abstracts for a Special Panel on Revisiting the Foundations of African Communication Scholarship in honour of pioneering African communication scholars.

Besides this, we welcome senior scholars to propose and constitute special panels on issues of interest related to the conference theme.

Submission for Conference:  Please submit abstracts of a maximum 300 words by June 30, 2018 either through the designated link on the conference website or email to sics@ug.edu.gh.

Abstract acceptance notifications would be issued by July 25, 2018 and full papers will be expected to be submitted by October 15, 2018. Abstracts should include name, institutional affiliation and contact details of author(s) and paper title.

Policy Lab:  The Conference will create space for a Policy Lab on Digital Empowerment (Access, Literacy, Safety, etc.). The main objective of the policy lab is to improve the synergies among researchers, media and communication practitioners, and policy actors. It aims at encouraging research agendas of direct interest to policy constituencies on issues related to the topic of the policy lab and to stimulate demand for research findings among potential users in policy and practice. Participation will be open to only a limited number of participants.

Submission for Policy Lab: Please submit a short synopsis of relevant research you are currently developing and which could benefit from feedback from policy makers by June 30, 2018 either through the designated link on the conference website or to sics@ug.edu.gh. Acceptance notifications would be issued by July 25, 2018.

Graduate Student/Early Scholar Mentoring Session: There will also be a graduate student mentoring session. We invite graduate students to send in abstracts of their research as well as poster proposals for consideration by June 30, 2018 either through the designated link on the conference website or to sics@ug.edu.gh.   

Acceptance notifications would be issued by July 25, 2018. A limited number of partial/full sponsorship may be available for covering flights and hotel accommodation.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Acceptance notification and invitations: July 25, 2018
  • Full paper submissions: October 15, 2018
  • Conference dates: November 7-9, 2018

NB: Please include the session you are submitting your abstract to in the subject line when using the email option

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon, Accra-Ghana

Kindly visit the link below for further Information 

http://sics.ug.edu.gh/icaafrica-ghana

 

Abstract Submission here or http://sics.ug.edu.gh/icaafrica-ghana/abstract-submission

 

 

PhD & Post-Doctoral Research Positions / Scholarship Opportunities - RIPS

Starting June 20, 2018 - Ending June 20, 2019

The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, Legon is looking for self-motivated and highly-qualified candidates to fill vacant PhD research & Post-Doctoral positions on its “Cities and Climate Change” project, and expected to use existing data from the project.

The PhD position is for two-years, whilst the Post-Doctoral position is for one-year and both can be held in a relevant academic unit at the University of Ghana. The overall goal of the project is to improve the management of flood risks and enhance resilience in Accra’s readiness for future floods by developing an integrated climate smart flood management framework and catalysing evidence-based policy action.

 

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Train-The-Trainer Workshop - (UGCES)

Starting June 20, 2018 - Ending June 20, 2019

The University of Ghana Centre for Evidence Synthesis (UGCES) is organizing a 5 day "train-the trainer" workshop titled Evidence Synthesis for Advancing Innovative Research and Evidence-based Policy from the 6th to the 10th of August, 2018.

 

Please click here for more details

Please click here for the application forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Computer Training Programme For SHS & JHS Leavers

Starting June 13, 2018 - Ending January 1, 2019

The School of Continuing and Distance Education (SCDE) and University of Ghana Computing Systems (UGCS) in partnership with SmartThink are organising an intensive 6 - week IT course for SHS & JHS leavers to empower them with requisite skills for a future rewarding career.

 

Course Outline

Computer Basics

Internet & Email Skills

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

 

Target Audience

 

  • SHS & JHS leavers

 

Fees:  GH¢ 300

Date: 3rd July 2018 - 2nd August 2018

Venue:  UGCS Legon Campus, Accra

Time:  9.00 am – 12.00 noon

 

A lifetime of benefits

Participants will:

 

• Demonstrate their skills on the latest technologies

• Have a firm measure and increased confidence in their skills

• Achieve a greater degree of success in their pursuit of higher education or a career

• Gain recognition among peers and employers, and a distinct edge in the competitive job market

• Chart a career development path for ongoing Microsoft skills

How to Apply

Click on the Link below to register

https://goo.gl/IHjR3n

 

For more details, please call

University of Ghana Computing Systems (UGCS), Legon:    0208173133/0501451637/0276076257

Email: ugcs-training@ug.edu.gh

Invitation to Regional and National Skills Competition

Starting June 11, 2018 - Ending June 11, 2019
The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, is organising a Regional and National Skills Competition as part of efforts to promote skills development for industrialisation and job creation. In view of this, the Council has extended an invitation to the University of Ghana, and is inviting interested persons to compete in the programme. 
 
 
The Application Criteria are as follows: 
 
  1. The applicant must be below 25years. 
  2. Applicants must be Ghanaian. 
  3. A student may only enter and/ or compete with the consent and approval of his/her institution.  As such, applicants must submit the completed application form to the Office of Research, Innovation and Development for institutional approval.                                                                                                                                                  
  4. Applicants must refer to the attached Guidelines for Registration for more information on the application criteria and other relevant information. 
  5. Interested persons are to complete the attached Regional and National Competition Skills Registration Form and submit with a cover letter, either electronically to orid-tdtc@ug.edu.gh or in hard copy to the Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID), located at the Ground Floor of the LECIAD Building. 
  6. Completed application forms must be delivered to the addresses provided as soon as possible but not later than Wednesday, 12th June 2018, to allow for required approvals.                                                                                    
 
Please click the links below for the application form and guidelines 
 
 
 
 
 

Quantitative Methods for Impact Evaluation of Population, Health and Nutrition Programs Workshop (With STATA Practice) 9 July – 13 July 2018

Starting June 11, 2018 - Ending June 11, 2019

The School of Public Health invites all to a five-day workshop to provide intensive training on the concepts of impact evaluation and the tools and techniques for evaluating program impact.

Please click the links below for more information.

 

Please click here for the Application form

Please click here for more information

 

 

 

Invitation to the Launch of the Ghana Business Development Review (GBDR), Second Edition

Starting June 11, 2018 - Ending June 11, 2019

Members of the University Community are hereby invited to the launch of the “Ghana Business Development Review (GBDR), Second Edition” as follows:

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: UGBS Graduate Building, off the Madina Highway, opposite the Goil Filling Station near PRESEC

Special Guest of Honour: Hon. Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Minister for Business Development

Chairperson: Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Provost, College of Humanities

The GBDR is a research-based report on business development in Ghana, mainly at the micro-level. It seeks to provide regular reviews of developments and performance of businesses across various sectors of the economy and also provide an outlook with respect to investment and growth opportunities as well as policy direction.

The report is rapidly gaining acceptance by the business community as an important document and becoming another channel of impact on society by the Business school.

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Applications - International Workshop on Bayesian Data Analysis and Software Application.

Starting June 11, 2018 - Ending June 11, 2019

The School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, invites applications to an International Workshop on Bayesian Data Analysis and Software Application.

The workshop aims to:

  1. Introduce participants smoothly into Bayesian statistical methods, from basic concepts to hierarchical models, model building and model evaluation
  2. Introduce students to applying Bayesian approach to modeling locally relevant public health challenges.

The workshop will be held from the 1st – 5th October 2018 at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon

Please click the banner below for more information on the workshop.

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts-3rd International Conference on Physical Activity, Sport and Health for Development in Africa (IC-PASHDA)

Starting June 4, 2018 - Ending June 4, 2019

The University community is hereby invited to the submit abstracts for the 3rd International Conference on Physical Activity, Sport and Health for Development in Africa(IC-PASHDA) on the theme:

“Inclusive and Innovative Physical Activity, Sport and Health Education for Sustainable Development in Africa”

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Details of the conference are as follows;

Date: 19th-22nd September, 2018

Venue: University of Ghana, Legon

Website: www.ug.edu.gh/pashda/

Chairman: Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice-Chancellor-UG

Speakers:  Professor Lauren Lieberman

                   Professor Vincent Onywera

                   Dr. Richmond Nii Okai Aryeetey

 

 

 

Invitation to Faculty Seminar - "Ghana Calls"

Starting June 4, 2018 - Ending June 4, 2019

Members of the University Community are hereby invited to a Faculty Seminar being organized by the Office of International Programmes in collaboration with the California State University.

Please click here for more information about the programme

 

 

 

Invitation to UG @ 70 Public Lecture - Department of Information Studies

Starting May 30, 2018 - Ending May 30, 2019

DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION STUDIES

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

UG @ 70

INVITATION TO PUBLIC LECTURE

The Department of Information Studies invites the University community to a public lecture as part of activities to mark the 70th Anniversary celebrations of the University of Ghana.

Date  :        Friday 8 June, 2018

Time :        4.00 p.m.

Venue:        Department of Economics Conference Facility

 

Theme: Archives and the Public Good – 70 Years of University of Ghana’s Contribution to Unifying Ghanaian Cultures: The J.H. Kwabena Nketia Archives in Perspective

 

Speaker: Mrs. Judith Opoku-Boateng, Archivist, Institute of African Studies

 

National independence in many African countries has been followed by a cultural self-assessment. Many African heritage institutions as well as some institutions of learning, therefore, started undertaking research and documentation of their cultural traditions in the wake of and after independence.  The initiative taken by the University of Ghana to record, preserve, promote and disseminate knowledge of traditional music and related arts, is a remarkable achievement of the twentieth century.  Four years into the establishment of the University of Ghana (UG), the idea of unifying the nation through collecting and archiving Ghanaian musical resources was conceived by young Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia, a research fellow in African Studies at the Sociology Department of the University. Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia embraced this initiative and generously supported the young Nketia with the necessary resources. The unique collection hosted by the Archives has brought new challenges and insights, not only to the music public, but also to scholars, researchers, educators and record managers in Ghana and beyond.

 

 

I.T. Professional Certificate Short Courses – Department of Computer Science

Starting May 23, 2018 - Ending May 23, 2019

The Department of Computer Science will like to remind the University Community that the Department is organizing Six Weeks Evening and Weekend I.T. programmes on various courses from 28th May, to 14th July, 2018.

 

Deadline for registration is May 26, 2018.

 

 

Please click here for the detailed courses and their fees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers - Classics and Global Humanities

Starting May 18, 2018 - Ending May 18, 2019

Call for Papers

Classics and Global Humanities

University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

 11-12 October, 2018

Keynote Speaker

      Prof. Barbara Goff, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

Studies have explored the cross-cultural engagement between Western civilisation and other cultures (Stephens and Vasunia 2010) as well as the legacy and reception of the Classics in the Arab world (Pormann 2015), India (Vasunia 2013), West Africa (Goff 2013; Goff and Simpson 2007) and recently, South Africa (Parker 2017). Classical reception studies thus continue to play a key role in bringing different parts of the world into greater dialogue with each other.

We invite abstracts for papers not only from Classics but also from other disciplines and sub-disciplines which explore ways in which reception studies is giving a new voice to classical research in West Africa, consider ways in which Classics in West Africa engages with the legacies of Egypt, Greece, and Rome or examine cross-cultural themes in both ancient and modern traditions. We also welcome papers which draw lessons from other parts of Africa and the world.

The conference sub-themes might include but are by no means limited to the following:

  • Africa in the Greek and Roman World
  • Art and architecture
  • Drama, theatre and literature
  • Ancient, Medieval and modern philosophy
  • Democracy, culture and globalisation
  • Politics, law, and public speaking
  • Gender, Slavery, and sexuality
  • Race, Ethnicity and Identity
  • Science and technology
  • Geography and Environment
  • Medicine and Health

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to CFPlegonclassics@mail.com by 30th June, 2018

 

Notification of acceptance: 31st July, 2018

Organising Committee

Martin Ajei, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

Olakunbi Olasope, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Peter Grant, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Kofi Ackah, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.

 

 

 

I.T. Professional Certificate Short Courses – Department of Computer Science

Starting May 16, 2018 - Ending April 26, 2019

The Department of Computer Science will like to inform the University Community that the Department is organizing Six Weeks Evening and Weekend I.T. programmes on various courses from 28th May, to 14th July, 2018.

 

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, May 26, 2018.

 

 

Please click here for detailed courses to be offered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School of Public Health Quantitative Methods For Impact Evaluation Of Population, Health And Nutrition Programs Workshop

Starting May 15, 2018 - Ending May 15, 2019

The University Of Ghana School of Public Health

Quantitative Methods For Impact Evaluation Of Population, Health And Nutrition Programs Workshop (With Stata Practice)

9 July – 13 July 2018

 

Workshop Objectives

This five-day workshop will provide intensive training on the concepts of impact evaluation and in the tools and techniques for evaluating program impact. The main workshop objectives are:

 · To understand the basic concepts of program impact evaluation

 · To define the impact evaluation questions and to examine the main issues to consider for answering those questions in a reliable way.

 · To review the main evaluation designs and estimation techniques used for evaluating program impact

 

Please click here for more information

Please click here for the application form

 

 

Call for Abstracts - 2nd Annual International Research Conference, University of Ghana

Starting May 15, 2018 - Ending May 15, 2019

Center for Ageing Studies

College of Humanities

University of Ghana

 

Call for Abstracts

2nd Annual International Research Conference, University of Ghana.

 

Date: 4th -  5th October, 2018

Time: 9am each day

Venue:  Great Hall, University of Ghana, Legon

 

Theme: “AGEING IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY”

Subthemes:

Technology and active Ageing.

Health and Wellness

Psychosocial Dimensions on Ageing

Retirement.

Economic Demographic perspectives on Ageing

Spirituality/Religiosity and Ageing

Ageing Policy

Other related areas.

 

Abstract should be submitted to: ageingconference@ug.edu.gh / cfas@ug.edu.gh by Tuesday 31stJuly, 2018.

All abstracts must be maximum 250 words and contain the names and affiliations of all authors. Presenting Author’s name must be underlined.

For enquiries contact: cfas@ug.edu.gh/ageingconference@ug.edu.gh

 

 

 

 

 

Notice to 2018 Post-First Degree LL.B Entrance Examination Candidates

Starting May 14, 2018 - Ending May 17, 2019

It has come to the notice of the University of Ghana School of Law that there was a miscommunication in the time for the commencement of the entrance examinations held on 10th May, 2018. Some applicants received messages which indicated the commencement time as 10:30 a.m instead of 10:00 a.m.

Any applicant who would want to write a fresh entrance examination is hereby invited to be present at the University of Ghana School Law Auditorium on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018.

The examination would start at 8:30 a.m prompt.

Applicants who avail themselves of the fresh examination should note that the papers to be written on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 would supersede those already written on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

For the avoidance of doubt, any applicant who is sure of his/her performance in the examinaion held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 need not participate.

Click here for the notice.

Call for Applications: African Career Accelerator Awards

Starting May 11, 2018 - Ending May 11, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

OFFICE OF RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (ORID)

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

AFRICAN CAREER ACCELERATOR AWARDS

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to inform the university community that the Crick African Network has announced a Call for Applications for the African Career Accelerator Awards. The programme is supported by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The awards will provide fellowship support for African Post-Doctoral researchers whose interests are to transition to becoming independent researchers and aiming to launch their own research group. The awards further seek to invest in early-career researchers who have demonstrated strong scientific and leadership potential, as well as a commitment to continuing their research on the African continent.     

 

RESEARCH AREAS

Thematic areas of the research must focus on infectious diseases of poverty with emphasis on Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV/AIDS, but also extending to neglected tropical diseases or non-communicable diseases. There exists opportunities for clinical research, however the possibility will have to be discussed specifically with potential supervisors/advisors and their institutions to confirm availability of resources to support the research.

 

NATURE OF AWARD

  • The fellowships will commence not later than 31st March, 2019 for a period of up to two (2) years.
  • Six (6) fellowships will be awarded with a value of up to approximately £130,000.
  • Award may include personal salary, visa costs and research expenses to implement the research.
  • The programme will be held in two locations: The Francis Crick Institute (‘the Crick’, UK) and at one of the five (5) African partner institutions: The University of Ghana (Ghana), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), University of Cape Town (South Africa), MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM (The Gambia) and MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit.
  • Fellows will spend at least six (6) months in each location and this can be accumulated into more than one (1) visit.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be a citizen of one of the 55 African nations, as defined by the African Union.  Applicants must also have a PhD and have no more than six (6) years post-doctoral research experience (with allowances for legitimate career breaks) but more than 2 years post-doctoral experience unless the applicant has an outstanding track record, supported by publication and employment history.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Having established eligibility, applicants will be invited to discuss their proposed research with suggested supervisors to refine research plans.
  • Eligible applicants will be provided with the link to the online application portal which opens on Wednesday 23rd May 2018
  • Successful applicants at the full application stage will be invited for interview to be held in September 2018.
  • The outcome of applications will be announced on 1st October 2018.

Interested applicants are to visit: https://www.crick.ac.uk/african-network/fellowships for more information on the application process.

Further enquiries on the fellowship may be directed to: gawandare@ug.edu.gh

 

DEADLINES

  • Submission of Expression of Interest form is due on 1st July, 2018
  • Submission of full application for eligible applicants is on 1st August, 2018

 

Please click here for the expression of interest form

 

 

 

Spring 2018 Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Starting May 7, 2018 - Ending May 7, 2019

Spring 2018 Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment (implications for Ghana)

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

10:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

 ISSER Conference Facility, University of Ghana, Legon

 

 

Sub-Saharan Africa is set to enjoy modest economic recovery, driven largely by a more supportive external environment. However, public debt and financial systems vulnerabilities are rising and medium-term per capita growth is expected to plateau at just 1 percent a year on average. Turning the current recovery into durable growth calls for domestic policies to reduce vulnerabilities and raise medium-term growth potential. Sustained fiscal discipline anchored in stronger domestic revenue mobilization to provide fiscal space for needed investments in physical and human capital and structural policies to reduce market distortions and foster private investment are all key elements of such a strategy to promote growth.

 

Presenters:     Papa M Bagnick N'Diaye, Division Chief, Regional Studies Division, AFR, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

 

Annalisa Fedelino, Mission Chief for Ghana, Assistant Director, AFR, IMF

 

Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia, Senior Economist, Regional Studies Division, AFR, IMF

 

Moderator:    Prof. Felix A. Asante, Director, ISSER, University of Ghana

 

Discussants:   Prof. Godfred A. Bokpin, Head, Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana

                       

Prof. Peter Quartey, Head, Department of Economics, University of Ghana

           

           

Program

 

10:00 a.m.    Registration

 

10:30 a.m.    Opening remarks

                     Natalia Koliadina, IMF Resident Representative

 

10:35 a.m.   Address by the Vice Chancellor

                     Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana

 

10:45 a.m.    Regional Economic Outlook—Presentations:

                    

                     “Slow Recovery amid Growing Challenges”

                       Papa M Bagnick N'Diaye, Division Chief, Regional Studies Division

 

                     “Domestic Revenue Mobilization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Can More Be Done?”

                      Annalisa Fedelino, Mission Chief for Ghana

                    

                     “Private Investment to Rejuvenate Growth”

Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia, Senior Economist, Regional Studies Division

 

11:30 a.m.       Panel discussion

 

11:50 a.m.       Questions and answers

 

12:15 p.m.      Closing Remarks

                        Prof. Felix A. Asante, Director, ISSER

 

12:20 p.m.      Refreshments

 

 

Biographical Information

 

Annalisa Fedelino

Mission Chief for Ghana

Annalisa Fedelino has been working as a Mission Chief for Ghana since 2017. She is also a Division Chief of Western III division in AFR. Prior to joining AFR, she was the Mission Chief for Lebanon and Assistant Director at the Middle East and Central Asia Department. She also worked in the Budget Office and the Fiscal Affairs Department. A national of Italy, Ms. Fedelino has over twenty years of IMF experience. Ms. Fedelino holds PhD in economics from the European University Institute.

Papa M Bagnick N’Diaye

Division Chief

Papa N’Diaye is the Division Chief of the Regional Studies division. Prior to that he worked for the Strategy and Policy Review Department of the IMF. Mr. N’Diaye worked on China, Japan, and Malaysia. He studied at Sorbonne University, specializing in macroeconomics and econometrics, and taught macroeconomics to undergraduate students at Dauphine University. Mr. N’Diaye has numerous publications on monetary policy, asset prices, macroprudential policies, fiscal policy, and rebalancing growth in China.

 

Jesus Rodrigo Gonzalez-Garcia

Senior Economist. AFR

Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia is a senior economist in the Regional Studies Division, African Department, IMF. Previously, he was in the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department, where he worked as a desk economist for several Caribbean economies and the Dominican Republic. His research focuses on applied econometrics, including the identification of regime shifts in time series models, forecasting, models for inflation targeting, growth spells, and fiscal multipliers. Before joining the IMF, he worked for 15 years for the Mexican central bank. He holds PhD from the University of Warwick, the United Kingdom.

 

 

 

Notice of Short Course – Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

Starting May 4, 2018 - Ending May 4, 2019

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science will like to inform the University Community that the Department will be organizing a short course in Survey Methods, Data Management and Analysis for Business and Industry Professionals from 4th June to 8th June, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Kindly click the links below for the detailed information on the short course.

 

Survey Methods, Data Management and Analysis for Business and Industry Professionals

Content and delivery schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts – 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference

Starting May 4, 2018 - Ending May 4, 2019

The College of Health Sciences in collaboration with H3 Africa and University of Ghana @70 present 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference.

Date: 26th – 28th September, 2018.

Theme: “Genetic, Hypertension, Diabetes and Herbal Remedies in  Kidney Diseases”.

Members of the University community are invited to submit abstracts for the conference. The abstracts should be sent to the email address: chsabstracts@ug.edu.gh from 16th April, 2018 to 13th July, 2018.

 

 

For more information please contact: 0543065223, 0244378458, 0243643507.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UG Ghana Muslim Students Association - 29th Annual Week Celebration

Starting April 27, 2018 - Ending April 27, 2019

Ghana Muslim Students Association – University of Ghana

29th Annual Week Celebrations

Dates: 28th April 2018 – 5th May 2018

Programme Outline:

Date

Activity

Venue

Time

Saturday 28th April 2018

Clean Up Exercise

Central Mosque – UG

6:00 am

Sunday 29th April 2018

GMSA games

Sarbah Football Park

6: 00 am

Monday, 30th April 2018

Outreach and Dawah Storm

Accra

8:00 am

Tuesday 1st May 2018

Identity Day

Central Mosque

8:00 pm

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Commonwealth Islamic Dialogue

UG Basketball Court

8:00 pm

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Sunnah Fasting and Grand Iftar

Central Mosque

8:00 pm

Friday 4th May 2018

Preparation of Muslim Students for the corporate world

Great Hall

3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Contact Rauf - yusfary.37@gmail.com or Shaibu mshaibu002@st.ug.edu.gh for more details

 

 

 

 

Call for Applications - Effective Project Planning and Evaluation (EPPE) in Health Research Course

Starting April 25, 2018 - Ending April 25, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The African Regional Training Center supported by WHO/TDR is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified and highly motivated individuals to apply for the Effective Project Planning and Evaluation (EPPE) in Health Research Course, from the 17th to 20th July, 2018 at the University of Ghana School of Public Health.

 

About EPPE

The Effective Project Planning and Evaluation course was developed by WHO/TDR Research Capacity Strengthening unit and has been pilot tested in Nigeria, Tanzania, etc. Over the years, Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia, which is the Regional Training Center in the Americas, has institutionalized the EPPE methodology and promoted its dissemination to research and academic centers in Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This year, the African Regional Training Centre, in collaboration with CIDEIM will be offering the EPPE course in Ghana to establish local capacity for continuing the dissemination of the EPPE methodology in Africa.

 

The EPPE course seeks to strengthen the skills of investigators and health professionals in the areas of planning, organizing, managing and evaluating their research projects, thereby ensuring successful implementation, effective collaborations and increased competitiveness for international funding. In order to achieve these expected goals, the EPPE course adopts a practical approach to teaching, where participating groups apply the EPPE methodology to their own projects. Course participants define the purpose and scope of their project, develop a work plan and establish parameters for communication, which facilitate the implementation as well as M&E.

 

Rationale

The course aims to provide health researchers and project managers with simple tools to help them best organize and manage their projects. Here participants work in groups on

their own projects during 80% of the course time. They follow a step-by-step approach and key project planning and evaluation steps to their project.

 

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

1. Clearly define the project

2. Identify specific measurable objectives

3. Develop a realistic work plan to reach the objectives (including activities to be completed, timelines and responsible persons, budget etc.)

4. Define the project team members, their experience and detailed responsibilities

5. Develop a structure for teamwork allowing for effective communication and project implementation,

 

Course Content

The course is made up of 5 modules

1. Good Research Practices

2. Value of planning

3. Defining purpose and scope

4. Planning

5. Implementing/Evaluation

Faculty

The course will be taught by seasoned and experienced facilitators from Kenya.

 

Eligibility

The workshop targets health researchers and project management teams who have project proposals.

 

Application Procedure and Guidance

Application forms can be obtained from the How to Apply page on the African Regional Training Centre website. http://publichealth.ug.edu.gh/artc/

Persons who wish to take part in this course should submit their application forms to artc@ug.edu.gh and the SUBJECT of the email should be EPPE APPLICATION JULY 2018

Applicants must submit the following:

1. Completed Application form

2. Most recent C.V

3. A short write up on their project.

 

Deadline

* The Deadline for the submission of application forms is 30th April 2018, 5pm (GMT)

* Notification to successful applicants is on the 31st May 2018.

* Acceptance letters by applicants should be received latest by 7th June 2018

 

For more information, please contact: * Email: artc@ug.edu.gh

Website: http://publichealth.ug.edu.gh/artc/

* Contact: 0549273547

 

 

 

 

Announcement of Short Courses 2018 - ISSER

Starting April 25, 2018 - Ending April 25, 2019

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, Legon is organizing four short courses for policy makers, analysts, programme implementers, consultants, Central Government, Ministries, District Assemblies, NGOs, social services groups, researchers students, etc.

The courses aim to equip participants with useable operational skills, methods and techniques that are relevant to solving developmental problems.

 

Please click here for more information on the courses

 

June 2018 PADA Doctoral Schools

Starting April 24, 2018 - Ending April 24, 2019

Members of the University community are hereby informed that applications are open for the June 2018 PADA Doctoral Schools for PhD students

Doctoral School 1: 11th - 15th June 2018

Doctoral School 2: 18th - 22nd June 2018

 

Deadline for Applications is 10th May 2018

Go to www.pada.ug.edu.gh to apply."

 
 
 

The 2018 Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize Competition

Starting April 24, 2018 - Ending April 24, 2019

The Department of English, University of Ghana, under the sponsorship of the Kofi Awoonor Family, Friends and Chief Dele Momodu of Ovation International magazine, announces the Second Edition of The Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize. The biennial competition initially alternates between significant collections of Poetry, Prose and Essay, the three literary genres in which Professor Awoonor distinguished himself.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to win the Prize, a person must be an African and a currently registered student of the University of Ghana or must have graduated within the past ten (10) years (2008-2017).

ENTRIES

The Second Edition of the competition is dedicated to Prose Fiction. Each participant must submit four (4) copies of a full-length Novel or Collection of Short Stories, published (from 2008 to 2017), or unpublished. Unpublished works must be typed, double spaced and in Times New Roman 12 point font size.

 

SUBMISSION

Published works and hard copies of unpublished works (in Microsoft word format, printed on one side of A4 sheets and soft-bound) should be submitted in person or under registered cover to:

 

The Coordinator

The Kofi Awoonor Literary Prize Committee

The Department of English

P.O. Box LG 129

University of Ghana, Legon

 

In addition to hard copies of unpublished works, soft copies should be sent to the following email address: awoonorliterarycontest@gmail.com

 

DEADLINE

The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is July15, 2018.

 

THE PRIZES

There will be one major prize of GHȻ5000 and two consolation prizes of GHȻ1000 and GHȻ750, respectively.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

The Winners will be announced on September 21, 2018, which marks the 5th anniversary of Professor Awoonor’s passing.

 

 

 

Call for Applications: 5th Session: Leading Globally Engaged Universities Programme

Starting April 24, 2018 - Ending April 24, 2019

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) wishes to inform the University community that the International Association of Universities (IAU) is inviting applications from higher education leaders/representatives to participate in the 5th session of the Leading Globally Engaged Universities (LGEU) Programme. This programme will take place at McMaster University, Canada.

 

PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAMME

The LGEU Programme aims at bringing together an international cohort of university representatives to recognize and address local and regional opportunities and constraints. About 15-20 senior Higher Education representatives in leadership positions from all over the world will be engaged on debates about strategic leadership issues in Higher Education(HE). The programme would also discuss structured peer-learning exercises that underline unique aspects of working in an inter-cultural and globalized context. Each LGEU session also offers a unique opportunity to learn about the local higher education system and opportunity to work with colleagues from different institutions and countries.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All higher Education leaders or representatives are welcome to apply.

 

FUNDING AMOUNT AND DURATION

This programme is sponsored by the IAU.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Members of the University community interested in applying should do so at: https://goo.gl/forms/rSFgaTJmk4DQMNjd2. Please address your questions and/ or concerns to Juliet Becker directly by email at: j.becker@iau-aiu.net .

 

 

Call for Applications - The Rockefeller Foundation Academic Writing Residency Programme

Starting April 23, 2018 - Ending April 23, 2019

 

BACKGROUND

The International Association of Universities (Building a Worldwide Higher Education Community) is happy to announce that applications are open for UG faculty to apply to the Rockefeller Bellagio Academic Residency Programme taking place at the Bellagio Centre. The Bellagio Centre is located in Northern Italy on the shores of Lake Como in Bellagio.  This residency programme is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline.

 

PURPOSE OF THE SCHEME

The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to promote the well-being of humanity. Particularly through issues that have a direct impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations around the world. These issues include but are not limited to health, economic opportunity, urban resilience, as well as food and agriculture.

Currently, the Center has a heightened focus on enabling individuals and organizations that are shaping, thinking, and catalyzing action around the Foundation’s strategic goals. The organization convenes prominent experts, influencers, and other key stakeholders to advance knowledge, form new partnerships, financial commitments, and initiatives that support these goals thus enabling the Bellagio Center to advance the mission of the Foundation as a complement to its grant-making efforts.

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications can be made at: https://iau-aiu.net/Last-chance-to-register-for-LGEU-5-Canada  OR https://bellagiocenter.fluidreview.com/acc/r/. Application support can be received at Bellagio_res@iie.org.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

The application period for this Academic Writing Residency programme is from March 1, 2018, with a deadline of May 1, 2018 for residencies in 2019. Expected decision time is in September of the same year.

 

Please click the links below to find out eligibility requirements and other application information.

 

Application Requirements

Guidelines to Compiling the Application Dossier

 

 

 

 

 

Shortlisted Applicants Eligible to take the 2018 Post First Degree LL.B Selection Entrance Examinations

Starting April 16, 2018 - Ending April 16, 2019

The following named applicants have been shortlisted as qualified to take the 2018 Post-First Degree LL.B Selection Entrance Examination of the University of Ghana School of Law, University of Ghana, Legon.

 

Date: Thursday 10th May 2018.     Time: 10:00am

Venue: Old “N” Block and New ‘N’ Block, University of Ghana, Legon.

 

Applicants concerned are required to pay a non-refundable entrance examination fee before admission to the selection Entrance Examination:

Entrance Examination Fee payable by Applicants (Ghanaian and International):

One Hundred And Eighty Ghana Cedis (GHȻ180.00)

 

Account Details for Ghanaian Applicants

ECOBANK ACCOUNT NAME:                          UG ADMISSION FORMS ACCOUNT

BRANCH: LEGON                                              ACCOUNT NO. 0163024409780404

 

Please note that you are to provide proof of payment and Identification (i.e., a valid national ID such as Passport, Driver’s License, Voter’s ID, National Health Insurance ID and National Identity Card) before you would be allowed access into the examination hall.

Applicants are to ignore any adverts for a lawyer’s coaching to pass the entrance examinations since it is to determine your analytical skills, expression, use of language, organization of materials, etc.

Call for Papers - 16th GLOBELICS International Conference

Starting April 16, 2018 - Ending April 16, 2019

The Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 16th GLOBELICS International Conference on the theme: Innovation, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Strengthening Institutions for Greater Relevance, Effectiveness and inclusivity.

GLOBELICS is an international network of stake-holders in Science Technology and Innovation (STI). Annually, members and non-members of the Network meet in a chosen city to deliberate on issues of innovation and development

Deadline: Saturday, 21st April 2018

 

Details of the Conference can be found in the attached flyer.

 

 

Call for Applications - Student Innovation Challenge (STIC)

Starting April 12, 2018 - Ending April 12, 2019

Call for Applications - Student Innovation Challenge (STIC)

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) under the College of Basic and Applied Sciences of the University of Ghana serves as a platform for the transfer of knowledge, technology and innovation developed at the University of Ghana to Industry, the University community and the Nation. One of the important objectives of the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) is to organize events to showcase technologies developed from departments/units of the University of Ghana. As part of its strategy to achieve this objective, as well as provide an activity to mark the 70th Anniversary of the University of Ghana, the Institute of Applied Science and Technology is organizing a Student Innovation Challenge (STIC).

The STIC is to bring out the innovative and creative abilities in students and to encourage participation in the application of acquired knowledge, skills and abilities to solve problems pertaining to industry.

AIMS OF STUDENT INNOVATION CHALLENGE (STIC)

a. To Empower potential students to create innovative solutions to problems existing within the University community, local industries and the Country through the application of knowledge and skills gained in their areas of study. b. To Create a network between experts in different fields of industry and students and to encourage the mentoring of student innovators.

c. To Foster teamwork among students across the different disciplines of the University through collaboration.

d. To Encourage students to develop the enthusiasm and skills of entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment.

The Student Innovation Challenge (STIC) will strictly be opened to both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ghana to showcase ideas or developed solutions to address problems existing in industry through innovative technology in the following areas:

❖ Health

❖ Sanitation

❖ Education

❖ Agriculture e.g food processing, food packaging etc

❖ Energy

❖ Engineering e.g , automobile design

 

RULES OF THE CHALLENGE

Eligibility

The challenge is strictly opened to both undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Ghana. Students may enter as a group of not more than three (3) or as individuals. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Ideas or solutions of applicant(s) should:

● Meet specific needs/problems and be locally-driven

● Demonstrate innovation and creativity

● Express economic, social or environmental benefits

 

Entry requirement

Team/Individual

● Each team/individual is required to upload a maximum of two (2) page proposal during the application

● Each team/individual must have a unique name and also provide Student(s) ID number(s)

● Each team/individual should focus on only one particular area of the competition

Proposals must:

● Be original, innovative and feasible.

● Indicate the area of interest.

● Describe in detail how innovative, the idea or solution is (can be accompanied by an illustration).

● Describe a target market for the innovative idea or solution.

● Identify resources to be utilized (both local and foreign).

● Describe how the idea will impact on Industry socially, environmentally and/or economically. By submitting a proposal, the team/individual agrees that: ● The applicant(s) is the creator of the idea/solution. ● The applicant(s) own some rights to the idea/solution. ● The submission does not infringe upon or violate the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third party.

 

Criteria for Winner Selection

Initial selection

Initial selection of proposals would be conducted to select qualified applicants to enter the challenge. Selected applicants would be notified via phone call or e-mails in the first week of July 2018. Successful applicants would be posted on the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) website and social media pages and on the University of Ghana website.

Selection of winner

The winner of the challenge would be decided by a panel of judges. An award ceremony would be held in October 2018 to crown the winning team of the challenge. The winner shall be entitled to a prize of GHC 5,000.00 and would be linked to industries/organizations for the implementation of the idea or solution.

 

Entry period and application

Applications to the challenge is opened from 16th April 2018 (00:00 GMT) – 5th June 2018 (00:00 GMT). Interested students are required to apply online by clicking here.

For further enquires kindly contact 0207087741 or 0244793703 or visit our website at https://www.ug.edu.gh/iast. Our offices are located at the D1 Chemistry Building opposite the UG Recreational Quadrangle - University of Ghana.

 

Disclaimer and Force Majeure

The Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) is not responsible for: ● Typographical errors in any document submitted that may lead to miscommunication ● Lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or delayed proposals

● Any cause beyond the Institute’s control, making it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical to continue the challenge.



 

Please click here for a publicity poster

 

 

 

 

ISSER - Announcement of Short Courses 2018

Starting April 9, 2018 - Ending April 9, 2019

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, Legon is organizing four short courses for policy makers, analysts, programme implementers, consultants, Central Government, Ministries, District Assemblies, NGOs, social services groups, researchers and students, etc.

The courses aim to equip participants with useable operational skills, methods and techniques that are relevant to solving developmental problems

The course is ideal for those whose work demands practical research skills, or who want to gain a firmer understanding of research. This would include persons working in the corporate world, in the public sector and in research consultancies.

 

Please click here for fuller details

 

 

 

Request for applications - Early Career research and training award for non-Canadians

Starting April 9, 2018 - Ending April 9, 2019

Dear all,

Please click below to access a call for applications for the Early Career research and training award for non-Canadians.

 

Please click here for the call

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts - 6th International Climate Change & Population Conference on Africa (CCPOP-GHANA 2018)

Starting April 4, 2018 - Ending April 4, 2019

The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 6th International Climate Change & Population Conference on Africa (CCPOP-GHANA 2018) under the theme “The Future We Do Not want”.

 

Please click here for a copy of the call

 

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 18th May, 2018 

Conference Date: 23rd – 25th July, 2018 

Venue: Accra

 

Please follow link to submit abstract: www.ccpopghana.org

 

 

 

Call for Applications - Reproductive Health Leadership Course University of Ghana School of Public Health

Starting March 29, 2018 - Ending March 29, 2019

University of Ghana School of Public Health Long term Institutional Development is pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for a place in a Reproductive Health Leadership Course from the 14th to the 18th of May, 2018.

The five (5) day course aims at building capacity and strengthening leadership skills among reproductive health practitioners.

Participants will be treated to interesting didactic lectures, interactive sessions, group exercises, case studies, presentations, round table and plenary discussions.

Facilitators/Resource Personnel:

Facilitators would be faculty from the University of Ghana School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Legon, Accra.

 

Eligibility

Mid-to-Senior-level Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Practitioners from

  • Governmental and Non-governmental organizations.
  • International Organizations.
  • UN Agencies including WHO

 

Fees

  • Tuition is free for all participants.
  • This is a non-residential course.
  • Prospective applicants from Ghana would have to pay a registration fee of Ghc 250.

 

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce participants to Public Health leadership principles and functions.
  • To develop leadership capacity among Reproductive Health (RH) professionals.
  • To create a critical pool of leaders to champion the Reproductive Health agenda towards the achievement of local, regional and global goals.

At the end of the course, participants will

  • have a clear understanding of Public Health leadership principles and functions
  • understand the importance of leadership in achieving local, regional and global Reproductive Health goals.
  • understand the elements of effective reproductive health leadership in the context of evolving global health challenges.
  • be equipped to function and advocate for Reproductive Health in leadership roles.

*Please note that participant evaluation would be based on active participation.

 

Resources

  • Training manual including handouts, presentation slides, assignments, Instructors guide and Instructions for Icebreaker activities and group activities will be provided.
  •  Materials will be provided electronically as well on pen drives.

 

Certification

  • Certificates will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.

 

How to Apply

Participants should download and fill the application form provided and send their applications directly to wholid-hubgh@oulook.com.

 

Deadlines

  • Deadline for applications

30th  April, 2018

  • Feedback to applicants  

  3rd  May, 2018

  • Acceptance by participants

7th May, 2018

 

 

Please click here for the application form

 

 

 

Invitation to Workshop on Computational Modeling

Starting March 26, 2018 - Ending March 26, 2019

 

 

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Call for Applications: Commonwealth Masters’ Scholarships at the University of Malta

Starting March 23, 2018 - Ending March 23, 2019
 
The University of Ghana has been invited to make two (2) nominations for the Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships at the University of Malta. The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is therefore pleased to invite applications for nominations from suitably qualified individuals for Masters’ Scholarships at the University of Malta for courses beginning in September 2018.
 
 
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
·         Applicants must be Ghanaian nationals and residing in Ghana
 
·         Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the University of Malta.  Refer to the attached documents for detailed information on eligibility.
 
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
 
Step 1:  Eligible applicants must submit to ORID a completed and signed Application Form with the following:
 
o   Research Proposal
o   A copy of first degree certificate and transcript;
o   A copy of high school certificate;
o   A copy of biodata page of passport/national ID card;
o   Three letters of reference.
 
Step 2: Shortlisted applicants shall be invited to attend a selection interview at ORID. Only nominated applicants will be submitted to the Association of Commonwealth Universities for final selection.
 
Applications must be submitted both in hard and soft copies.
Hard copies of applications must be submitted to the ORID Secretariat located on the Ground Floor of the LECIAD Building. Electronic copies must be submitted via email to orid@ug.edu.gh.
 
INSTITUTIONAL DEADLINES
 
Submission of applications to ORID: 5.00pm on Wednesday 28th March, 2018.
 
Submission of nominations to the ACU: Monday 9th April, 2018
 
NB: Please refer to the documents below for further information on the scholarship.
 

For further information, please email orid@ug.edu.gh

 

Commonwealth Master's Scholarships for Students from Ghana and Nigeria

Available courses at University of Malta

Application form

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to Public Seminar Series - School of Nursing and Midwifery

Starting March 21, 2018 - Ending March 21, 2019

The School of Nursing and Midwifery invites you to its second Public Seminar as follows:

 

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Venue: R.S. Amegashie Auditorium, UGBS

Time: 1:00 pm prompt

Chairperson: Prof. Jennifer Welbeck, former Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Ghana

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

TOPIC 1:  Unveiling Midwives' Experiences of Newborn Health in Rural Birth Spaces in Southern Ghana - Dr. Mary Ani-Amponsah (PhD, MPhil, FFGCNM, FWACN, BA, RN, Neonatal Health)

Midwives’ experiences of newborn care in rural communities have been minimally explored over the past two decades globally in spite of their rich experiences as frontline health workers in maternal and newborn health. In Ghana, the slow decline of neonatal mortality is shaped by inequitable health coverage, lapses in health care delivery, weak community engagement strategies and policy implementation challenges. Understanding the dynamic contextual factors that impact rural newborn health care delivery is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.2 - i.e. reducing neonatal mortality to at least 12 per 1000 live births. The aim of this study was to explore and unveil the experiences of midwives involved with newborn health care in rural birth settings, Southern Ghana. Interpretive phenomenology that incorporates Heideggerian and African philosophy were used to explore the meanings embedded in the experiences of thirteen midwives who volunteered to participate in the study. Emerging themes were synthesized from the verbal transcripts, field notes, reflective journal and commentaries from two independent reviewers to produce rich narratives of the midwives’ embodied experiences. The study findings establish that maternal and neonatal care are delivered in health facilities, domiciliary settings and unpredictable spaces in rural communities where silent suffering occur. The knowledge generated in the study serves as basis for setting newborn health care delivery priorities, scaling up research-informed interventions, and refining policies to improve newborn health care delivery and midwifery practice in rural settings within Ghana.  

 

 

TOPIC 2:  “The Mother Beyond Delivery”: The Midwife and Maternal Mental Health- Dr. Samuel Adjorlolo (PhD, MPhil, MSc, BA, RN)

Mental illness is a major contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality, globally. Health professionals, specifically midwives’  have significant roles to play in reducing maternal mortality to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030, particularly in developing and resource constraint countries, as envisioned by the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3. Consequently, following a systematic and integrated literature review, this presentation critically examines midwives involvement in promoting maternal mental health, such as identifying women at risk, assessing and referring women appropriately in Ghana and beyond. Also, in view of calls to integrate mental health into general maternal health care, the presentation examines how midwives’ can be empowered, taking into consideration sociocultural dynamics and mental illness, to screen and deliver evidenced-based, low-cost interventions through routine maternal health and reproductive care services, or make appropriate psychiatric care referrals. Midwives’ are highly skilled in developing relationships with childbearing women and their families, a privileged position that affords a unique opportunity to enhance and promote maternal mental health to contribute to the attainment of SDG 3.

 

 

Biography of Dr. Mary Ani-Amponsah

Dr. Mary Ani-Amponsah is a Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana. Mary holds a PhD Nursing degree from the University of Alberta, Canada. Her research interest is focused on improving neonatal survival strategies in rural and resource-limited communities using family and multi-stakeholder engagement approaches. Mary is the Country Representative for Council of International Neonatal Nurses – http://coinnurses.org/ghana/ and the Faculty Chair of Neonatal Intensive Nursing at the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives (GCNM).  Mary is the 2018/2019 Faculty Advisor for the Sigma Theta Tau International and Johnson & Johnson Collaborative African Project in the Maternal/Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCHNLA). Mary holds a life time honorary membership with the Golden Key Society and International Scholar Laureate programme.

 

 

Biography of Dr. Samuel Adjorlolo

Dr. Samuel Adjorlolo is a lecturer in the Department of Mental Health Nursing, University of Ghana. He holds a PhD in Applied Social Sciences, specializing in forensic clinical psychology, from the City University of Hong Kong. Prior to this, he graduated from the University of Ghana where he received Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nursing and Psychology, and Clinical Psychology, respectively. He also received a Master of Science degree in Telemedicine and e-health from the UiT-Arctic University of Norway. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, and book chapters published by renowned publishers such as Routledge. Dr. Adjorlolo has presented his research works at international conferences across the globe. He has received several honors and awards, including the prestigious Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies and research tuition scholarships by City University of Hong Kong, and Emerging Psychologist by International Congress of Psychology.

 

 

 

 

Vice Chancellors Ghana - Higher Education Conference in Ghana

Starting March 20, 2018 - Ending March 20, 2019

Vice Chancellors Ghana

Higher Education Conference in Ghana

 

Theme: Funding Public Universities in Africa – The New Paradigm

Date: 5th – 6th April 2018

Venue: ISSER Conference Hall, University of Ghana, Legon

Special Guest of Honour: H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

 

 

 

UGCS Open House and Panel Discussion as part of UG @ 70 Celebrations

Starting March 20, 2018 - Ending March 20, 2019

As part of the University of Ghana’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the University of Ghana Computing Systems(UGCS) is organizing a one-day programme to highlight its activities and functionalities. Members of the community are invited to be part of this programme as follows:

Date: Thursday 22nd March, 2018

Time: 9:00 am

Venue: Department of Economics, Conference Facility

All are cordially invited

 

Please click here to view the event banner

Please click here to view the programme for the event

 

 

 

Call for Proposal: African Educational Research Network

Starting March 16, 2018 - Ending March 16, 2019

The African Educational Research Network (AERN) proudly invites you to participate in its 2018 BI-ANNUAL SUMMIT at The University of Ghana-Legon, in Accra, Ghana, June 25-28, 2018.  We are accepting proposals for concurrent Panel (Research paper, scholarly paper, research in progress, reflective practice), workshop, roundtable, as well as virtual and poster presentations that examine current issues, scholarship, and debates in all areas related to Africa and the African diaspora. Professional/scholars, students, practitioners, and retired individuals from any discipline are all invited to participate.

The theme of the Summit is:

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA”

 Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Education and Development on Africa
  • Research and Scholarship on Africa
  • Africa and the African Diaspora
  • Reflective Practices on Africa
  • Culture, Language, and Literacy in Africa
  • STEM, STEM education, and Development in Africa
  • Politics, Public Policy, and Development in Africa
  • Justice, Democracy, Human Rights, and Development in Africa
  • Environment, Sustainability, and Development in Africa

 SESSION TYPES

  1. Concurrent Panel: A concurrent panel features a maximum of three individual oral presentations, grouped under a particular conference topic. Each presentation is limited to 15-20 minutes, and an additional 5-10 minutes for question and answer (Q&A) or group discussion. Presenters are encouraged to include visual aids such as paper handouts, computer slides, or digital displays that might enhance their oral presentation. Concurrent panels may last up to 90 minutes.

A presentation in a concurrent panel can be a:

1.1.Research paper: Presentation of findings from an empirical research study. An empirical study should clearly include a problem statement or justification, stated research questions, theoretical or conceptual framework, population and sample, data collection procedures, analytic approach, findings, conclusion, and references.

1.2.Scholarly paper: A research presentation from secondary data analysis, literature review, or conceptual framework. A scholarly paper should include an introduction, a thesis or a purpose statement, theoretical or conceptual framework, data sources and analytical procedures, key findings or arguments, conclusion, and references.

1.3.Research in progress: Presentation based on an ongoing research project or study. A research in progress presentation should at least include a problem statement or justification, stated research questions, and any additional information related to the current and future states of the study.

1.4.Reflective practice: Presentation based on a reflective practice by a scholar, a scholar-practitioner, or a practitioner. A reflective practice paper should include an introduction, a thesis or a purpose statement, a context, a framework guiding the reflection, key reflective assertions or considerations, or arguments, conclusion, and references.

  1. Workshop: A workshop is intended for teaching to participants a new skill, techniques or proficiencies on a particular topic or subject.  A workshop should include practical applications and should take advantage of participatory teaching strategies. A workshop may last up to 90 minutes.
  2. Roundtable: A roundtable is envisioned to allow time and space for an informed discussion and/or debate on a topic or an issue. A roundtable should include at least three presenters, including a selected chair facilitating the discussions. A roundtable may last up to 60 minutes.
  3. Virtual Presentation: A virtual presentation is for an individual who is unable to attend the conference in person to present using an online platform. A virtual presentation may part of a concurrent panel, a roundtable, or as a stand-alone session. One-day summit registration is required.
  4. Poster Presentation: A poster presentation highlights preliminary results of work-in-progress by way of visual display. It could also highlight projects that lend themselves to visual displays and representations. Although displays typically include posters (maximum 4’ x 6’), other forms of display such as digital/computer-based, and artwork are welcome. Each display should feature a concise description of the purpose and procedures of the work. Presenters are encouraged to share handouts that might clarify or expand on the contents of the poster. Presenters are solely responsible for organizing their display materials and doing so in accordance with the space designations of the conference. The session featuring poster presentations is 60 minutes in length.

FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 30, 2018

 

Please, upload the "SUMMIT PROPOSAL FORM" on your computer, complete, and submit through EasyChair.

Click on SUBMIT A PROPOSAL to be redirected to EasyChair.

At EasyChair, you will be prompted to create an account. 

Once you have a "username" and a "password", you will be able to log in, and submit your  " SUMMIT PROPOSAL FORM".

Proposals will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:

  • The originality of the proposed presentation
  • Clarity of content for the proposed presentation
  • Applicability to the conference theme
  • Relevance to both U.S. and international audiences

The AERN will publish a digital Summit Proceedings. If you would like your paper to be included in the Proceedings, please consider submitting it by April 30, 2018. Please, follow carefully the guidelines.

Conditions for Inclusion: Only authors who actually register for the conference are eligible to submit a paper to the Proceedings.

Deadline: All submissions must be made by 5:00 pm PST, April 30, 2018. Submissions after that date will NOT be considered.

Publication format: The Summit Proceedings will be published online.

The Program Committee will review only complete proposals. Incomplete proposals will be automatically rejected.  All proposals must be in English and submitted online. We are unable to accept proposals sent by email, hard copy, or fax.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE

The final deadline for proposal submission is March 30, 2018. Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until March 30, 2018.



REGISTRATION

If your proposal is accepted, the conference pre-registration MUST be paid as soon as possible thereafter or by April 1, 2018. Payment of the pre-registration fee will result in a final acceptance. Only those participants who are pre-registered by April 1 2018, and receive a notification of final acceptance will be published in the program.



LETTERS OF INVITATION

Upon confirmation of your registration, AERN will provide a letter of invitation to assist individuals in need of visas or securing funding. 

Live Streaming of 2018 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lectures

Starting March 15, 2018 - Ending March 15, 2019

Members of the University community are informed that the 2018 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lectures will be streamed live on our YouTube channel.

Please click the links below to access the streams

 

Day 1

March 15, 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_gwloT8oAw

 

 

Day 2

March 16, 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K36JQRMqHkE&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships

Starting March 8, 2018 - Ending March 8, 2019

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified, and highly motivated individuals to apply for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships under the BSU Phase III programme.

 

 

 

 

Please click the links below for:

I.   further details

ii.   Application forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Course On Social Marketing of Reproductive Health Products and Services

Starting February 23, 2018 - Ending February 23, 2019

The University of Ghana School of Public Health in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence for Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI) of the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria is organizing a short course in Social Marketing of Reproductive Health Products and Services.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand and apply basic concepts in public health social marketing, with specific reference to reproductive health
  2. Explain what Total Market Approach (TMA) is and how to develop TMA
  3. Understand and apply Social Franchising to expand the delivery of RH products and services
  4. Design, implement and evaluate social marketing interventions in reproductive health

 

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

This course is open to public health professionals in government and quasi-government bodies, international agencies/donors, local and international NGOs, public health consultants, and health professionals engaged in health promotion.

 

DATE

The course is scheduled to take place from 19th -23rd March, 2018 (9:00 am-5:00 pm daily)

 

VENUE: University of Ghana School of Public Health

 

COST

Registration fee of GHS 200 to cover course materials will be charged. Participants will be provided with free tuition, lunch and snack breaks.

 

FACILITATORS: The course faculty include Professor Augustine Ankomah and Professor Kwasi Torpey, both of whom have considerable experience in public health social marketing having worked for several years for Population Services International and FHI 360 respectively.

 

CERTIFICATION

A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all who successfully complete the training.

 

REGISTRATION

Interested participants should send their details to pfrhdepartment@yahoo.com by Thursday 8 March 2018. You are requested to provide the following information:

 

  1. Full name
  2. Profession
  3. Place of work
  4. Contact details- telephone and email

 

Call for Applications for the TDR Scholarship for Academic Year 2018-2019

Starting February 22, 2018 - Ending February 22, 2019

Call for Applications for Masters Scholarships

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the award of scholarships for One-year Masters studies in Public Health for the 2018/2019 academic year, funded under the WHO TDR International Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme.

 

COVERAGE

The scheme provides scholarships for fulltime studies and is focused on courses relevant to a career in implementation research. Implementation Research is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them and is particularly useful in low- and middle-income countries where many health interventions do not reach those who need them the most.  The goal of this scheme is to enhance graduate training capacity and boost the number of researchers in low and middle-income countries.

 

Further information on implementation research is available on the WHO TDR website at the following link: www.who.int/tdr/publications/topics/ir-toolkit/en/

 

STUDY AREAS

Ten (10) Master’s scholarships will be offered under the programme for the 2018/2019 academic year in the following areas:

  • Master’s in Public Health
  • MSc Applied Health and Social Sciences

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

*Female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Only applicants from low- and middle-income countries of WHO African Region are eligible.

 

Please take note that the language of instruction is English

 

SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE

The scholarship is tenable at the University of Ghana, School of Public Health and covers:

  • One round return economy airfare between the home country of the student and Accra, Ghana.
  • Tuition and academic user facility fees;
  • Basic medical and accident insurance;
  • Monthly stipend to cover living expenses including accommodation equivalent to local living cost; and
  • Support for research project/thesis expenses during data collection.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for the TDR international postgraduate scholarship must be submitted online at: http://admission.ug.edu.gh/tdr.

 

Applicants must simultaneously submit applications for admission into the relevant programme at University of Ghana: http://admission1.ug.edu.gh/freshstudents/index.php/graduate-admissions/apply-now.html.   Please take note that the deadline for UG admission is 2nd March, 2018.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is FRIDAY 30TH MARCH 2018.

 

SELECTION

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants will have seven (7) calendar days to confirm acceptance after notification of offer. After this date, it will be assumed that the student is unable to take the scholarship. University of Ghana reserves the right to refuse or end attribution of the scholarship if any information provided in support of the application is false.

 

 

For more information on the scheme at the University of Ghana, please contact:

 

Mrs Amma Appah

Tel no: +233 303 930 436 Ext 4811

E-mail: aaappah@ug.edu.gh /orid@ug.edu.gh

Website: http://www.orid.ug.edu.gh/

Mrs Abena Engmann

E-mail: aengmann@staff.ug.edu.gh

Website: http://publichealth.ug.edu.gh/

 

 

 

Call for Proposals: University of Ghana Research Fund

Starting February 21, 2018 - Ending February 21, 2019
 
The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce the 11th Call for Proposals for UG Research Grants with support from the University of Ghana Research Fund (UGRF).  The following grant categories are available:  
 
  • EARLY CAREER GRANTS (up to GHC 7,500);
  • MID-CAREER GRANTS (up to GHC 40,000); and
  • MULTI-DISCIPLINARY GRANTS (up to GHC 120,000).
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Grant applications must be made via the UG-InfoEd Online Application System at: grant.ug.edu.gh 
Please take note that you are required to log in using your UG email address and password (e.g. maakaaabah without the @ug.edu.gh)
 
To facilitate the application process, please find attached the UGRF Grant Application Guide and UGRF Budget Guidance Notes to aid you as you put together your application. Kindly take note that paper submissions will not be accepted.
 
FURTHER DETAILS:
The following documents are required to be downloaded, completed and uploaded as part of the grant application:
 
  1. UGRF Work/Implementation Plan Template (11th Call)
  2. UGRF Equipment Profile Form (11th Call)
  3. UGRF Ethical Clearance Assurance Form
  4. UGRF Budget Justification Form (11th Call)
 
Full details of this call for proposals is available on the ORID website at http://orid.ug.edu.gh/university-ghana-research-fund-ugrf-11th-call-proposals.
 
 
DEADLINE:
The Online Research Grant Application System will be available until 11:59 PM ON MONDAY 16TH APRIL, 2018.
 
NB: Applicants are encouraged to read the attached Call, UGRF Grant Application Guide and UGRF Budget Guidance Notes before starting the application.
 
 
All complaints regarding the application process must be directed to ORID using the link below:
 
Any questions on this opportunity should be addressed by email to proposalsubmission@ug.edu.gh
 
 
 
 
 
 

Call For Abstracts: The 4th National HIV and AIDS Research Conference

Starting February 16, 2018 - Ending February 16, 2019

The Ghana Aids Commision and its partners are organising the 4th National HIV and Aids Research Conference (NHARCON under the Theme: Ending AIDS:Rethinking Practices for Maximum Impact.

NHARCON 2018 will provide a platform for researchers and stakeholders to share information and experiences, discuss results of research and examine their implications for the implementation of the current National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2016-2020 for the attainment of the 90 90 90 targets.

The conferece is scheduled to take place from 8th - 11th May 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

 

Please click this link for more information.

 

 

Call for Applications for PhD Scholarships - BSU Phase III

Starting February 15, 2018 - Ending February 15, 2019

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the award of scholarships for full-time PhD studies funded under the BSU III programme. The scholarship is tenable at the University of Ghana with study stays in Denmark.

The University of Ghana (UG) has received funding from the Danish Foreign Ministry (Danida) to implement the project “Building Stronger Universities – Phase III” - (BSU III). The BSU III programme aims to enhance the role of UG as a provider of scientific knowledge and support core areas and activities identified in line with UG’s strategic agenda.

THEMATIC AREAS:

The focus of the PhD scholarships of this Call is in the following disciplines/research areas:

Malaria Research: Malaria and Haemoglobinopathies (1 scholarship)

➢ Climate Change Research: Climate change adaptation and mitigation (1 scholarship)

 

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible for this Scholarship, applicants must:

➢ Hold an MPhil Degree or equivalent;

➢ Must have initiated an application for PhD studies at UG, have admission for PhD studies at UG, or in year 1 of the PhD programme at UG.

 

For applicants interested in Malaria research, a background in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related para-clinical disciplines (Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Pathology, Pharmacology) will be an added advantage.

➢ Have excellent academic credentials and must demonstrate commitment to pursue an academic career.

➢ Be targeted for faculty position

➢ Be forty (40) years or below at the time of applying for the Scholarship.

➢ Be a Ghanaian national.

 

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

Applicants should submit the following:

 

➢ A completed application form (i.e. BSU-PHD III/2018)

➢ Most recent CV;

➢ Copies of First Degree and relevant Master’s Degree Certificates;

➢ A statement of Research Objectives and how the applicant intends to use the Scholarship award to enhance his/her research career;

➢ A maximum of 3-page research proposal (Times New Roman, 11point font, Double spacing) clearly outlining the background, objectives, scope and methodology within the broad thematic areas of Malaria and Haemoglobinopathies or Climate change adaptation and mitigation

➢ A work plan and a budget must be attached on separate sheets with justifications.

 

Applicants who are not registered students of the University of Ghana must apply for admission through the School of Graduate Studies before submitting the scholarship application.

 

Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The deadline for submission of applications is 5pm on Friday 30th March, 2018.

 

SUBMISSION:

Complete applications must be submitted via email to orid@ug.edu.gh with a copy to bsu3@staff.ug.edu.gh.

 

SELECTION:

Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

For further enquiries, you may send an email to the Project Administrator at orid@ug.edu.gh

 

 

Please click here for the application form

 

 

 

 

Call for Applications: Commonwealth Scholarship (2018-2019)

Starting February 13, 2018 - Ending February 13, 2019

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development is pleased to announce to the university community the “Call for Applications for the Commonwealth Scholarship 2018-2019”. The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the United Kingdom has invited the University of Ghana to nominate a suitable candidate for a Commonwealth Full-Time Doctoral Scholarship tenable in the United Kingdom from September/October 2018. In line with this, ORID wishes to inform eligible faculty that applications are being accepted for institutional nomination.

ABOUT THE AWARD

The awards are tenable at any approved UK university or higher education institution with which the CSC has part funding agreement. A list of these institutions is available at http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/uk-universities/part-funding. Awards are no longer offered to complete a PhD study already underway in the UK. All applications must be made under any one of the following development themes:

  • Science and technology for development
  • Strengthening health systems and capacity
  • Promoting global prosperity
  • Strengthening global peace, security and governance
  • Strengthening resilience and response to crises
  • Access, inclusion and opportunity

ELIGIBILITY

  • The Commonwealth Scholarships are aimed at individuals who could not afford to study in the UK. Every applicant will be required to sign a declaration that they do not have access to sufficient funds to study in the UK.
  • All nominated candidates should hold full-time teaching posts with UG, at the time of their application, to which they intend to return following any scholarship.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must provide a supporting statement from a named supervisor from at least one of the UK universities to which they are applying.
  • Applicants must hold a first degree of at least a second-class upper (2:1) honours standard or a second-class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (normally a Master’s degree).
  • The selected candidate must be able to take up their award at the commencement of the academic year in September/October 2018. Deferments are granted in only the most exceptional circumstances, and will not be considered for start dates beyond January 2019.
  • Candidates are expected to state at least one, and are strongly advised to propose three institutions of study on their application.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Step 1:

Online application made using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS) at the following address https://csc.do-it-online.org.uk/csc/ElectronicApplicationSystem.htm using the “Applicant’s Portal” by Thursday 22nd February, 2018. A copy of the “How to Apply” guide is attached for detailed information on the EAS application process.
 
As this process is being managed by ORID, we would like to draw your attention to ‘SECTION THREE’ of the EAS application which requests for information on the nominating body. Applicants should enter the following email address orid-researchadmin@ug.edu.gh to ensure that ORID receives the automatic email from the EAS to provide the necessary information. (A guarantee cannot be made that an endorsement on an application will be made if the correct email address as indicated above is not provided in the EAS).
 
Step 2:
Applicant submits a duly endorsed “UG-Institutional Nomination for Commonwealth Scholarships (UG-INFfCS)” latest by 5:00pm on Friday 23rd February, 2018 (UG-INFfCS attached).
 
Applicants are strongly encouraged to study the scholarship prospectus to ensure that all the relevant application requirements are fulfilled. Copies of the prospectus for the available awards are attached for guidance. The prospectus may also be downloaded from the websites provided above. Also attached is the selection criteria for the Fellowships.
 
FEMALE FACULTY MEMBERS ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
 
Step 3:
Shortlisted applicants will/ may attend an interview organized by ORID as part of the Institutional Nomination Process.
 
A nomination by the University of Ghana does not automatically guarantee selection or placement in the United Kingdom. The final selection will be made by CSC and will be based on the academic merit of their application, the quality of the research proposal and the potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country.
 
INSTITUTIONAL DEADLINE
Completion of application in the EAS                          - Thursday February 22, 2018
Submission of paper copy of EAS application to ORID - Friday February 23, 2018
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • University of Ghana intends to use the EAS applications for its nominations and will therefore not be accept hard copy applications for the scholarship.
  • The EAS will not be available to applicants applying from UG after February 22, 2018.
  • ORID will only accept institutional nomination forms that have been duly endorsed by the Dean/Director of the applicant’s School/Institute.
  • The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission will not accept applications from individuals.
  • Late applications shall not be considered and will be returned.

 

Commonwealth Apllication Form 2018

How to Apply for UG Institutional Nomination

How to apply for a Commonwealth PhD Scholarship

Terms and conditions PhD 2018

 

 

 

Invitation to a Public Lecture on Monetary Policy Effectiveness in Ghana

Starting February 12, 2018 - Ending February 12, 2019

As part of this year’s activities aimed at engaging the public on issues of national importance, the Department of Economics has the pleasure of inviting you to its maiden public lecture on Monetary Policy Effectiveness in Ghana.

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m prompt

 

Title: The Effectiveness of Monetary Policies: An Assessment of Ghana's Contemporary Experience

Venue: Bank of Ghana Auditorium, Department of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon.

Main Speaker: Dr. Nii Kwaku Sowa (Country Director, International Growth Centre, Accra)

Panel Discussants: Dr. Ernest Addison (Governor, Bank of Ghana); Prof. Peter Quartey (Head, Department of Economics, UG); Mr. Alhassan Andani (MD, Stanbic Bank & President, Association of Bankers)

Chairman: Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu (Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana)

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts: Evidence to Action – Conference and Exhibition 25-27 July 2018

Starting February 12, 2018 - Ending February 12, 2019

The International Center for Evaluation and Development (ICED) in partnership with Campbell Collaboration, Agriculture Technology Adoption Initiative (ATAI), Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Assets and Market Access (AMA Innovation Lab), Tegemeo Institute, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), and other partners is organizing the 1st Africa Conference on Evidence to Action (E2A) in Nairobi, Kenya, from 25 - 27 July 2018.

The conference seeks to enhance sustainable collaboration and sharing of knowledge and information among researchers, policy makers, civil society, and development partners.

Further, it seeks to reinforce demand-driven evidencebased policy development in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Malabo Declaration.

The Theme of the Conference is “Bridging the gap: The need for demand-driven research and evaluation in evidence-based policy-making and practices in sub-Saharan Africa.” It is premised on the understanding that contextualizing research and evaluation for Africa has the potential to inform policy decision-making and the achievement of SDGs.

 

Please click here for more details

 

Call for Proposals – The Erasmus+ Programme

Starting February 12, 2018 - Ending February 12, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME  

The Erasmus programme is the European Union’s Programme for education, training, youth and sports. The Programme awards scholarships (covering tuition, travel and living allowances) to students and institutions of higher learning.

For more information please click here.

 

 

 

Press Release on the Opening of the Admission Season of ADA University in Azerbaijan

Starting February 12, 2018 - Ending February 12, 2019

Please find below a press release with respect to the opening of the ADA University and the International Fellowship Admission season for the 2018 academic year.

The institution offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Pubilc and International Affairs, Business Education, IT and Engineering. The medium of instruction is English.

Deadline for Submission of Application is 5th April 2018

Please click here for the Press Release

 

 

Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Evidence Synthesis (Systematic Reviews)

Starting February 8, 2018 - Ending February 8, 2019

The University Of Ghana Centre for Evidence Synthesis (UGCES) invites the University community to a “Train-the-Trainer Workshop in Evidence Synthesis (Systematic Reviews)”.

 

Date:  12th -16th March 2018

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day

Venue: School of Public Health, Legon

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

Please click here for more information on the workshop

Please click here for the registration form for the workshop

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Admission into UG School Of Medicine And Dentistry And Gulf Medical University (GMU) Transnational Medical Programme 2018/2019

Starting January 29, 2018 - Ending January 29, 2019

The University of Ghana School of Medicine & Dentistry (UGSMD) and Gulf Medical University (GMU) in UAE are inviting applications from qualified applicants for admission into the Special Medical Programme of UGSMD and GMU for the 2018/2019 academic year leading to the award of MB ChB (UG).

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should have a good qualifications in IB, GCE A’levels, and WASSCE/SSSCE examinations or its equivalent.
  • Applicants would be required to study for the Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences Programme (ADPCS) at Gulf Medical University - U.A.E. All credits acquired at the Gulf Medical University – U.A E. will be transferred to the MB ChB programme at UGSMD - Ghana and continue with the Clinical Courses in Accra, University of Ghana (UG) at the School of Medicine & Dentistry (SMD) and upon successful completion of the courses/credits at UGSMD – Ghana be awarded the MB ChB degree by virtue of an articulation agreement between both institutions.
  • Applicants will be required to have passed GRE or ILETS or TOEFL or be prepared to sit for the exams in the first year in Ajman.

Nature of Programme and Duration

The Transnational Medical Programme is a Six (6) Year Medical Programme leading to the award of MB ChB, UG. Students will be admitted in August 2018 and are expected to graduate in 2024.

Who can Apply

This Programme is especially targeted at:

  • Ghanaian candidates who qualify for admission locally in Ghana but are unable to secure placements and want to therefore travel abroad to study Medicine in a reputable collaborating university.
  • Foreign candidates in the sub region and globally who want to study Medicine and graduate with MB ChB degree from UGSMD - Ghana.

Mode of Application

Applicants are to apply online by visiting Gulf Medical University (GMU) website at www.gmu.ac.ae or University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry (UGSMD) website at www.smd.ug.edu.gh and follow corresponding links to GMU/UGSMD. Prospective candidates will be interviewed prior to admission. More information is provided at the GMU website.

Application Deadline

Applicants for the Transnational Medicine Programme must apply on or before 31st August 2018. Admissions will be given on a first-come basis.

Other Costs

Prospective Applicants are to check from GMU admissions Office for other costs e.g.

  • Registration
  • Accommodation
  • Visa and Immigration charges
  • Health Insurance
  • Cost of living in Ajman

For further information, please contact the School of Medicine & Dentistry Administration Block, Academic Affairs Office (Room 23), Korle-Bu or GEMP Secretariat (Adjacent to Reproductive Health/Maternity Block), Korle-Bu.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Email: academic.smd@ug.edu.ghgempsmd@ug.edu.gh

Invitation to a Public Lecture on the Occasion of the Visit of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Vice Prime Minister Alexander De Croo to Ghana

Starting January 26, 2018 - Ending January 26, 2019

 

H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and Her Majesty the Queen of Belgium, will be at University of Ghana for a lecture.

 

Date: 9th February, 2018

Time: 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Venue: Great Hall

The Lecture will be on the SDGs Transformative Agenda to Change our World

 

 

All are cordially invited

 

Business Opportunities at the University of Ghana Agricultural Research Centres

Starting January 25, 2018 - Ending January 25, 2019

The University of Ghana has three Agricultural Research Centres (ARCs), namely:

The Forest and Horticultural Research Centre (FOHCREC) at Okumaning, near Kade in the Eastern Region of Ghana, the Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC), near Nmai Dzorn, Accra and the Soil and Irrigation Research Centre (SIREC) at Kpong also in the Eastern Region, each with a large expanse of land attached. The University has set aside adequate land types and plantations required for research, leaving substantial arable and suitable land available for commercial ventures.

 

Please click here for more details

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers 2nd International Conference Financing Social Policy in the 21st Century 8th & 9th May 2018

Starting January 22, 2018 - Ending January 22, 2019

The overarching theme for the CSPS International Conference: Financing Social Policy in the 21st Century has been inspired by past research from institutions such as UNRISD, whose findings and conclusions from studies of welfare states and developmental states leave one in no doubt of the complexity of mobilizing resources to sustain social wellbeing. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched by the UN in 2015 are unequivocal in their call for social transformation that leaves no one behind, no matter the cost. By all indications the challenge is not simply about wealth and other resources, but equally about the politics of resource allocation. Seemingly intractable differences between pro-efficiency policymakers on the right and pro-equity policymakers on the left have endured into the 21st Century, leading to tensions between the two camps that have directly affected commitments to welfare provisioning. In some advanced countries these tensions have sparked serious social spending cuts that have left the less privileged even more vulnerable to shocks and risks. On the other hand, policymaking in developing countries is in an age where convergence is seen to be preferable to polarization and many countries and development partners have shifted their stance on social spending at least to the extent that they express strong rhetoric in favour of inclusive development. But in reality many of these countries are struggling with finding the resources and the political will to prioritise social spending to back their talk on inclusive development.  The Conference is intended to provide the space for both policymakers and academics, as well as development practitioners to deliberate on the challenge of financing social policy in the era of rights based development in developing countries.

 

The conference sub-themes for which papers are being sought include:

    i.            Ideologies and policy models of [financing] social policy

    ii.           Options for financing social policy

    iii.          Globalization and implications for financing social policy

    iv.          Achieving empowerment through social investment

    v.           External versus local actors in financing social policy

    vi.          Public and private investment in social services

    vii.         The cost of enforcement and regulation in social policy implementation

The suggested themes are not exhaustive. Other topics relevant to the theme of the conference are welcome. The conference will have plenary and parallel sessions.

 

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts of papers under any of the themes not exceeding 250 words, must be submitted to csps@ug.edu.gh on or before the deadline stated below.

  •         Submission of abstracts: Monday 19th February 2018 at 17hrs GMT.
  •         Notification of presenters of selected abstracts: Friday 9th March 2018.
  •         Confirmation of participation by presenters: 31st March 2018

 

The abstract should contain information on the objectives, methodology and findings of the research. Conceptual and theoretical papers will also be accepted.

The submission must contain information on the title of the paper and the name, affiliation and email address of the corresponding author.

Authors are encouraged to collaborate to form panel sessions comprising four papers. Submissions for panel presentations should include a summary of 250 words and an abstract for each paper.  The panel submission must include the name and email address of the person organising the panel.

All enquiries should be directed to csps@ug.edu.gh or call +233 (0)503-139-815.

 

 

Anglophone Regional Workshop on Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation of Malaria Control Programs

Starting January 22, 2018 - Ending January 22, 2019

Since 2010, the University of Ghana, School of Public Health, in collaboration with MEASURE Evaluation, has offered an annual, regional workshop on surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation (SME) of malaria programs.

This workshop fulfills a need for better SME support to generate high-quality data and to analyze and use data to better inform program planning at the country level. To build the capacity of professionals in Africa, this non-degreed course provides training in the tools and techniques used to monitor and evaluate malaria programs.

Workshop Objectives

The workshop aims to:

•   Build skills in fundamental concepts and practical approaches to SME of malaria programs

•   Discuss programmatic applications of main tools and data systems used to monitor and evaluate malaria programs

•   Provide a venue for participants to share and learn from other country experiences to strengthen their SME systems

•   Create an alumni group of SME experts 

 

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Sentinel Meeting with Departments and Units over Research Capacity Development Needs

Starting January 18, 2018 - Ending January 18, 2019

Faculty, staff and graduate students from within the University of Ghana system are invited to discuss and explore areas of research capacity development needs in your department. SENTINEL (Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture) is a collaborative project funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund – RCUK Collective Fund (GCRF-RCUK) under the call “Growing Research Capability to Meet the Challenges Faced by Developing Countries”. It is led by Dr. Barbara Adolph of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK. The project comprises six UK Institutions and three African partners (Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia) supported by the Regional Universities Forum Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM).

One of the three goals of SENTINEL is to enhance the research capacity of UK and African researchers and their organizations to investigate the impacts, risks and trade-offs relating to the socio-economic and environmental dimensions of different agricultural development pathways, particularly in light of projected regional changes in climate.

There is the need to interact, share ideas and devise strategies towards achieving this goal. Please join us for this discussion on 22nd January 2018. The meeting will be moderated by Ms. Adrienne Martin of the Natural Resources Institute, Greenwich University, UK.

Venue: Smart Classroom,

School of Continuing and Distance Education

Time: 10:00 am

We count on your cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

Dora Neina (PhD).

(Team Leader, SENTINEL Ghana)

0576 777 867 or 0506 153 128

 

I.T. Professional Certificate Short Courses - Department of Computer Science

Starting January 9, 2018 - Ending January 9, 2019

The Department of Computer Science, University of Ghana is holding intensive Eight-Week Professional Certificate Courses.

 

 

 

 

 

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Call for Papers: 4th School of Social Sciences International Conference (Revised)

Starting January 4, 2018 - Ending January 4, 2019

The School of Social Sciences is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 4th International Conference under the theme:

 “Socio-Economic Transformation for Accelerated and Sustainable Development of Africa”

The conference will be on Wed. 11th and Thurs 12th April, 2018. Kindly find attached the detailed information on the call. The key dates are as follows:

  • Abstract Submission deadline: Monday 29 th January, 2018
  • Notice of acceptance of Abstract: Monday, 12th February, 2018
  • Full paper submission for those who wish to be considered for the special issue of journal: 26th March, 2018

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and promise you a successful conference come April 2018. 

 

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Special Issue Call for Papers: Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations in Africa: Revisiting Old Paradigms and Exploring New Pathways

Starting December 22, 2017 - Ending December 22, 2018

The Development Policy, Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation Centre of Research Excellence at the University of Ghana, is happy to announce a Special Issue Call for Papers on Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Relations in Africa: Revisiting Old Paradigms and Exploring New Pathways.

Corporate social responsibility is increasingly becoming the ideal and approved mode of sustaining good relations between corporate bodies and their surrounding communities. Social responsibility espouses good relations between corporations and the communities they work in as well as between other stakeholders. The building of a strong relationship is essential for the simple reason that a corporation’s ability to operate effectively is partly dependent upon the community’s understanding of the corporations’ business activities, their acceptance and the provision of a conducive environment for the corporation to operate (Du & Vieria, 2012). However, there seems to be a disconnect between the perceptions of what communities desire from such social interventions and what has been provided in many documented instances. Eventually situations have occurred where the desired effects of the initiatives by corporate bodies is almost non- existent in beneficiary communities. This arguably can be attributed to the apparent lack of well-established relationship and trust between corporations and communities.

There is a growing body of literature on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and varying definitions of the concept across many countries as well as within academic literature. Some scholars recognise the value of institutions in determining the relations between corporations and their stakeholders and hence insist on an institutional approach to the analysis of what determines relations in the sector (Campbell, 2007). Others however insist that we use a more holistic approach which takes into account historical perspectives, regulatory frameworks and the various actors involved in the practice of CSR (Campbell, 2012). From an analysis of such relations, corporate social responsibility is also analysed through the lenses of the relationship between corporate bodies and other stakeholders such as employees, customers, investors, environment, etc. and the degree to which the expectations of stakeholders are met. Further, the literature discusses the concept to be a projection of an ideal public image which is the rhetoric of some corporations whilst in reality the benefits of the said activities are not felt by the communities they seek to provide for (Lebbon, 2017). Such discourses call for more research and hence this special issue which will contribute to the growing body of knowledge on socially responsible behavior and the links to community relations. In this special issue, community relations is defined as a corporation’s interactions with the people constituting the environment it operates in and draws resources from, to foster mutual understanding, trust, and support. Additionally, it is conceptualised according to Kemp (2010) as a three-dimensional practice that involves: working for the company to understand local community perspectives; bridging community and company perspectives to generate dialogue and mutual understanding and; facilitating necessary organisational change to improve social performance.

We especially welcome conceptual and empirical research on the extractive industry that employs theories and frameworks which aid our understanding of how relations are being brokered at the community level. Specific areas of interest in this special issue include, but are not limited to the following:

•         Community transformation through social interventions

•         Community volunteering and participation in corporate social responsibility initiatives

•         Building of networks and trust through social interventions

•         Building sustainable community relations in the extractive sector

•         Antecedents and consequences of social interventions for community relations

•         Strategic CSR and Community Development

Special issue guest editors:

Prof. Robert E. Hinson, University of Ghana Business School, rhinson@ug.edu.gh / hinsonrobert@gmail.com

Dr. Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko, Centre for Social policy Studies, University of Ghana, atsiboe-darko@ug.edu.gh / ani_94@yahoo.com

Mr. Henry Boateng, University of Technology, Australia, Henry.Boateng@uts.edu.au /     hboateng@st.ug.edu.gh

 

Submission Schedule

•             Submission Period: 15 October 2017 – 28 February 2018

•             Author notification: 1 April 2018

•             Revised papers due: 1 May, 2018

•             Second notification: 1 June, 2018

•             Final revisions due: 1st July 2018

•             Notification of Acceptance: 15th July 2018

Bibliography

Campbell, B. (2012). Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Africa: Redefining the roles and responsibilities of public and private actors in the mining sector. Resources Policy. 37, (2), 138-143

Campbell, J. (2007). Why would corporations behave in socially responsible ways? An institutional theory of corporate social responsibility. Academy of Management Review, 32(3) 946-967.

Du, S., & Vieira, E. T. (2012). Striving for legitimacy through corporate social responsibility: insights from oil companies. Journal of Business Ethics, 110(4) 413-427.

Kemp, D. (2010). Community Relations in the global mining industry: exploring the internal dimensions of externally oriented work. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 17(1) 1-14.

 Lebbon, V. (2017). Without proper regulation is corporate social responsibility just a public relations tool? Journal of Promotional Communications, 5(1).

This special issue has a submission deadline of 28 February 2018, with an expected publication date of December 2018. Authors must please follow the submission guidelines for Communicatio.

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Call for Applications: Africa Regional International Staff/Students Exchange II (ARISE II) Programme

Starting December 19, 2017 - Ending December 19, 2018

The Office of Research, Innovation and Development (ORID) announces the call for applications for Full-time/Exchange PhD and Master’s Scholarships and Staff Exchange Mobilities under the Africa Regional International Staff/Student Exchange (ARISE) programme.

The ARISE programme is funded by the European Union under the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. The programme provides scholarships for masters and doctoral studies and staff mobility fellowships for short research and administrative visits in any of the partner institutions, namely: University of Cape Town, (South Africa), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Makerere University (Uganda), and the University of Ghana (Ghana).

ELIGIBILITY

1.    Applicants are eligible to apply to any of the partner universities except that of their home country.

2.    Applicants must not be past or current beneficiaries of any of the Intra ACP or Intra Africa Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP COVERAGE

The scholarship is tenable in any of the partner universities and covers:

1.    Round-trip flight ticket and visa costs;

2.    Direct participation costs (such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees, where applicable);

3.    Comprehensive Travel Insurance (Health, Accident and Travel)

4.    A monthly subsistence allowance for the mobility period as follows:

 Masters:             €600

  Doctorates:        €900

  Staff:                 €1200

5.    A one-time settling-in allowance (not applicable to staff)

6.    Research costs

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should apply online at: https://www.intra-africa-arise2.org/apply-now/

APPLICATION  DEADLINE

The deadline for this call is 12th January, 2018 at 12 midnight. Prospective applicants may visit the ARISE website at https://www.intra-africa-arise2.org/scholarships/ for further details.

Enquiries on this opportunity may be forwarded by email to orid@ug.edu.gh or telephone on +233 303 930436/0302213820 IP ext.: 1025/4811

 

 

 

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Call for Papers – Conference on Climate, Landuse, Mining and Sanitation for Sustainable Development. - IESS

Starting December 15, 2017 - Ending December 15, 2018

Members of the University community are hereby informed of a call for papers for a conference on Climate, Landuse, Mining and Sanitation for Sustainable Development.

Abstracts are invited in the following conference topics:

·         Climate change and adaptation

·         Land use and land cover

·         Mining, water pollution and remediation

·         Sanitation and waste management

·         Sustainable development

Closing date for submissions is December 27, 2017 for the Abstract and January 12, 2018 for the full paper.

All accepted papers will be published in the peer reviewed West African Journal of Applied Ecology

 

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ENI Award 2018 Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa Prize

Starting December 13, 2017 - Ending December 13, 2018

ENI AWARD 2018

Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa Prize

 

1.           Aims:

The Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa Prize is to help new generations of Africa researchers to emerge, offering them the opportunity to attend a PhD course in cooperation with prestigious Italian Universities and research institutes, and supporting their research and innovation on the various scientific topics promoted by Eni Award.

 

2.         Eligibility

      i.      Candidates must have written a Master's degree thesis on the following topics, water, air and land pollution, rehabilitation and reuse of industrial sites, renewable energy and energy storage, innovative use of hydrocarbons and of the energy efficiency as a bridge to the decarbonisation of the energy system.

       ii.   The theses must have been defended at an African University during 2016-2017.

     iii.   Candidatures must be born in or after 1987.

 

3.         Application procedures and deadlines:

The candidature application forms are available on the website https://www.eni.com/enipedia/it_IT/modello-di-business/premi-e-riconoscimenti/bando-eni-award-2018.page and must be sent as follows:

i.     The candidature proposal, summary of the thesis, CV and research proposal must be uploaded on the candidate’s private area.

a.   The candidature’s proposal must include a short motivation of candidature; title of the thesis defended; University where the thesis was discussed; candidate details; guarantor details.

b.   The summary of the thesis must include a short abstract of the thesis already defended.

c.    The research proposal must be related to the research project the candidate wishes to develop during the post-graduate course. It could be focused on a single country, an African region or the whole African continent and should clearly indicate:

·      Expected energy and environmental benefits;

·      Project tangible prospects and applicability;

·      Potential socio-economic impact.

 

The access to the private area must be requested to the Eni Award Scientific Secretariat eniaward@feem.it that will provide an account for the procedure.

ii.    A copy of the thesis in electronic format as well as possible recognitions, certificates, letters of reference, list of publications and the related publications must be sent by e-mail to repository-eniaward@feem.it

iii.  A not compulsory self-made video (of no more than three (3) minutes) describing the main aspects and the applications of the research proposal, will be accepted in the following formats: MOV, MPEG4, AVI, FLV.

iv.  Applications must be presented and guaranteed by academic members of African Universities and research institutes operating in the specific or similar fields for which the prize is awarded.

Self –candidatures will not be considered.

 

4.         Deadline

The deadline for the presentation of candidatures to the Debut in Research: Young Talents from Africa is December 15, 2017 before and no later than 5pm Central European Time (CET).

 

5.                  The Prize:

Two winners will each be awarded with a customised plaque and a scholarship for the attendance of a 3-year PhD course to be conducted in an Italian university or research institute.  

 

 

Call for Papers for an International Conference on Religion and the 21st Century City: Openings and Closures

Starting December 13, 2017 - Ending December 13, 2018

DEPARTMENT FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGIONS

In Collaboration with the School of Arts

Call for Papers for an International Conference

 

Researchers, academics, religious practitioners, and students are hereby invited to submit abstracts/papers for an International Conference on Religion and the 21st Century City: Openings and Closures

 

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Introducing UGPay

Starting January 1, 2015 - Ending January 1, 2020

The University of Ghana has deployed a web acquiring solution christened “UGPay” for University of Ghana. This solution provides a platform for  secure ‘‘online’’ payments of tuition, graduation, application forms etc fees as well as payments for other services rendered by or needed from the University. The platform accepts both Visa card and Mastercard, issued anywhere. 

Students may pay their tuition fees using UGPay. Click here to make secure online payment.