Announcements

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.

 

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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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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.

 

APPLICATION FORM

ANNOUNCEMENT DOCUMENT

 

 

 

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

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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.

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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.

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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

 

 

 

Call For Application - MSc Public Health Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)

Starting May 8, 2018 - Ending June 30, 2018

The School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana is inviting applications for its innovative MSc Public Health Monitoring & Evaluation. The School is a member of the Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health (GEMNET-Health), a network of leading M&E training institutions launched by the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project .

Please click here for detailed information about the MSc Public Health Monitoring & Evaluation.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Prospective students must have:

  • A good first degree (a minimum of second class lower division), in Social Science, Environmental Health, Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Dentistry from a recognized university.
  • Have at least three (3) years relevant work experience in M&E related activities in public sector, international agencies or NGOs after first degree or professional qualification.

Please, visit https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/postgraduate/overview for full details on eligibility

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should:

Complete an online form on the University of Ghana Graduate Admissions Page

Provide copies of academic transcripts and first degree certificate

Email addresses of three (3) referees must also be provided on the online form

 

Visit the link below for detailed information on how to apply https://admission.ug.edu.gh/applying/postgraduate/how-apply-graduate-programmes

 

The deadline for application is June 30, 2018 (Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted after the deadline)

For any additional information please contact us on Telephone: +233 24383842, +233 244414744 or Email: rnsakie@ug.edu.gh, ekanniah@ug.edu.gh


 

 


 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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 .

 

 

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."

 
 
 

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.

 

 

 

 

The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement, University Of Ghana, Calls for Applications, MPhil in Seed Science and Technology (SST)

Starting March 21, 2018 - Ending June 30, 2018

Eligibility

Prospective students must have:

  • a good first degree, at least a second class lower division in Agriculture, Botany or related field at the University of Ghana or any recognized University in the West and Central Africa Region.
  • For candidates whose first language is not English, a certificate of proficiency is required.

Please, visit http://wacci.edu.gh/content/eligibility or full details on eligibility

How to Apply

Interested applicants should:

 

Complete an online form on the University of Ghana Graduate Admissions Page

Provide copies of academic transcripts, first degree certificate and MPhil Proposal (Concept note).

 

The email addresses of three (3) referees must also be provided on the online form

 

Visit the link below for detailed information on how to apply http://www.wacci.edu.gh/apply

 

The deadline for applying is June 30, 2018 (Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted after the deadline)

For any additional information please contact the Admissions Officer on Telephone: 233-302-520605/7/8 Fax: 233-302-520604 or

Email: admissions@wacci.edu.gh

 

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 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 

 

Please click here for fuller details

 

 

 

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.

Please follow the link http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/ah/rcsa-si-social-responsibility-4q4017/#_=_

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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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Call for Application: Training on "Methods for Research in Agricultural Markets”

Starting December 8, 2017 - Ending December 8, 2018

Call for Application:

Training On "Methods for Research in Agricultural Markets”

 

The Statistics and Survey Division at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will undertake a capacity building workshop on methods for research in agricultural markets from 15th to 17th January, 2018 at the ISSER Conference Facility, Legon, Accra.

The workshop targets current Masters, MPhil and PhD (2nd and 3rd year) students from the University of Ghana and other universities in Ghana, who are pursuing their programmes within the social science disciplines and Agriculture as well as lecturers and research fellows.

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A Call for DAAD Scholarship Applications 2018

Starting December 5, 2017 - Ending December 5, 2018

The Department of Soil Science, School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, is seeking applications for the 2018 DAAD Scholarship in Soil Science.

 

Closing Date for the application is December 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

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Centre for Urban Management Studies - Short Meeting on Centre’s Activities and Establishment of Urban Research Working Groups

Starting December 4, 2017 - Ending December 4, 2018
Centre for Urban Management Studies (CUMS), University of Ghana
Short Meeting on Centre’s Activities and Establishment of Urban Research Working Groups
 
Date: December 7, 2017
Venue: Staff Common Room, Department of Geography & Resource Development, University of Ghana
Time: 10am – 12pm
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
Are you involved in an ongoing research on cities? Are you interested in getting involved in or taking up research on cities, urbanization and urban development? If your answer to any of the questions is “YES”, then join the Centre for Urban Management Studies (CUMS) for a short meeting at the Staff Common Room of the Department of Geography & Resource Development on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 10am – 12pm.
 
Agenda
1. Introduction of the Centre for Urban Management Studies
 
2. Update on the Centre’s Activities
  • Graduate programmes: MSc/PhD in Urban Studies
  • Mellon Foundation/Bosch Foundation grant awards
  • Other international collaborations/research
  • College of Humanities Dialogue Series
3. Establishment of Urban Research Working Groups
 
Please confirm your participation by replying to this email with the following information to cums@ug.edu.gh, gowusu@ug.edu.gh:
 
Name:
Department:
Phone number:
Email address:
Urban Research Interest(s):
 
 

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

Starting November 29, 2017 - Ending November 29, 2018

Globally, efforts aimed at achieving accelerated and sustained economic growth are faced with challenges. While the Sustainable Development Goals emphasize the need for economic development that alleviates extreme poverty, the goals would be meaningless if drivers of socioeconomic transformation are not critically examined, especially in low-income countries in Africa. In order for developing countries to catch up with global development trends, and to benefit from global integration, there is the need to focus on socio-economic transformation. Although Africa is presently in the midst of a transformation, the core question is: how can Africa's socio-economic development be charted in a way that it becomes socially-balanced, sustainable and resilient. Such transition economies do not only offer a test case for concepts and theories, for broader ideas and for the methods of scientific enquiry of key drivers of transformation, but also for the multiplicity of ideological interpretations. The socio-economic transformation discourse, have been shaped by divisions between right-wing elites who espouse market-led approaches and their left-wing counterparts who favour state-led approaches to development. 

 

 

 

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Call for Abstracts - Soils Science Society of Ghana (SSSG) International Conference – 2017

Starting November 28, 2017 - Ending November 28, 2018
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - SOILS SCIENCE SOCIETY OF GHANA (SSSG) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – 2017
 
The Soils Science Society of Ghana (SSSG) is organising International Conference to coincide with the International Day of Soils from the 6th to 8th of December, 2017, at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. The theme for the Conference is “Sustainable Agricultural Intensification for Food and Jobs: The Soil Factor”.
 
As part of the programme,  there will be business and scientific sessions. Abstracts for the scientific sessions are being invited in the following areas:
 
•             Soil Health and Management;
•             Soil Degradation and Reclamation;
•             Agricultural Intensification and the Environment;
•             Climate Smart Aghriculture.
 
The length of abstracts should be about 250 words and all abstracts should be submitted to SSSG Sscretariat (sssgcon2017@gmail.com) not later than 25th November, 2017. We would be grateful if you could bring the conference to the notice of all members of your Institute.
 
 
 
 
 

Admission into the Master of Arts (M.A) Programme in Conference Interpreting

Starting November 24, 2017 - Ending November 24, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH

(SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES)

 

ADMISSION INTO THE MASTER OF ARTS (M.A) PROGRAMME IN CONFERENCE INTERPRETING

JANUARY 2018 & AUGUST 2018 ADMISSIONS

 

I. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

  • A good first degree, at least Second Class Lower Division (in any subject) or its equivalent.
  • In addition, applicants will take a written aptitude test, and will be interviewed.

 

Nature of Programme and Duration

The Master of Arts in Conference Interpreting is a 24-month (or 4-semester) professional interpreter-training programme leading to the award of M.A. in Conference Interpreting. The programme runs a double intake for January 2018 (2017/18 Academic Year) and August 2018 (2018/19 Academic Year) on FULL-TIME and RESIDENTIAL/ NON-RESIDENTIAL basis.

 

II. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS                        

In addition to the above Entry Requirements, candidates should take note of the following Language Requirements:

 

The active languages offered on the programme are English and French. Candidates may present other working languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic). The applicant shall have:

 

EITHER

Language Combination Option I

a. One language A – (First active language - Language of Highest Competence & Intuition) into which they shall interpret from the language(s) B (and/or C) and

 

b. One language B (Second active language - Language of High Competence) into which they shall interpret from the language A. Applicants should have spent at least one year in a country in which language B is widely spoken;

 

OR

Language Combination option II

c. One language A (Active language - Language of Highest Competence & Intuition) into which they shall interpret from the languages C and

 

d. Two languages C (Passive Languages – Languages of good level of proficiency) from which they shall interpret into the language A.

 

Evaluation of Applications:

Candidates who meet the above requirements may submit, in addition to the filled Application Form:

•  A detailed CV;                             

• An application letter stating reasons for applying for the programme and indicating their languages

   A, B and/or C.

 

Applications that are lacking one of these will be rejected.

Eligible applicants will be admitted to the Programme subject to passing a competitive written Entrance Examination and an Oral Interview

 

For candidates with combination A and B, Preference will be given to applicants who meet two of the following criteria:

 

• have spent a considerable period of time in a country of their language B (several years)

• have daily contact with their language B (bilingual family, constant use at workplace)

• have a degree in their language B

 

This will be taken into consideration in assessing the acceptability of the application submitted.

 

III. COMPETITIVE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION & INTERVIEW    

The Competitive Entrance Examination & Interview will take place between 4th and 7th December 2017, (for Jan. 2018 Admission) and in May 2018 (for August Admission) at the Maison Française, Reginald Amonoo Building, University of Ghana. Candidates will:

 

(a) sit for a written test;

 

(b) be interviewed on their general background and general knowledge based on questions drawn up by the selection committee;

 

(c) be tested on Memory Exercises to assess their proficiency in their working languages and their capacity to analyse, memorize and render information in a coherent way.

 

It is expected that all applicants will arrange to be in Accra, Ghana within the period stated above.

 

The results of the Examination and interview will be communicated individually to candidates by email, and posted on the Notice Board of the Maison Française, Reginald Amonoo Building, University of Ghana a week after the examination.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact the Programme Coordinator on the following lines:

+233 244 732 600 or by email: ryennah@ug.edu.gh copy to e.kouaovi@aiic.net

You may also visit the Website of the French Department: www.ug.edu.gh/french

 

IV. HOW TO APPLY

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

University of Ghana application e-vouchers can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Zenith Bank, Merchant Bank, Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the online application form.

Applicants who did not graduate from the University of Ghana must submit the following documents online (Scan and Attach):

  1. Bachelor’s Degree Certificate
  2. Transcript

 

The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

 

Applicants who graduated from this university should scan and attach only their Bachelor’s degree certificates to their applications.

 

All applicants who graduated from the University of Ghana from 1996 to date should indicate their ‘STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBERS’ on their forms before submission.

 

 

      INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD

 

This category of applicants should use the following links to access the online application form for completion and submission:

  1. http://sgs.ug.edu.gh
  2. http://admission.ug.edu.gh

 

All applicants are expected to pay to the University, a non-refundable application processing fee of  US$110.00.

All foreign students should make their payments as follows:

  • Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREX) – For payments in Ghana
  • Account Name: University of Ghana Fees Collection (FOREIGN) – For payments outside Ghana

    Account No.: 0161094409780403; Swift Code: ECOCGHAC

    The third payment option is-

 

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates and transcripts should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission. The transcript should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application.

 

Note that no application will be processed without proof- of - payment of the fee.

 

 

                                                APPLICATION  FEES

 

Cost of E-voucher

Ghanaians                                                                                              GH¢200.00

International Applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad             US$ 110.00

 

All further enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:

The School Administrator

School of Graduate Studies,

University of Ghana

Legon.

E-Mail: sgsadmissions@ug.edu.gh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

FEES FOR 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR ARE INDICATED BELOW AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Ghanaian Applicants                                                              GH¢9,541.00

Applicants from ECOWAS                                                       US$ 4,798.00

Other African Nationals                                                         US$ 6,035.00

Non-African Nationals                                                           US$ 7,891.00

 

Direct your enquiries to:         ryennah@ug.edu.gh

 

REGISTRAR

 

 

Call For Applications: The Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies

Starting November 20, 2017 - Ending November 20, 2018

The University of Ghana, Legon, is pleased to invite applications for the position of Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies, to begin August 1, 2018.

 

The KWAME NKRUMAH CHAIR IN AFRICAN STUDIES was established at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana in honour of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Pan African luminary and Ghana’s first president, for his contributions to the intellectual life of the African World, and for his projection of Africa on the world stage.

 

Information on the University of Ghana can be found at www.ug.edu.gh while information on the Institute of African Studies as well as the earlier and current occupants of the Chair can be found at http://iasnkrumah.com/index.php/en/the-kwame-nkrumah-chair

 

Eligibility

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates in any discipline relevant to the study and understanding of Africa. The successful Applicant will be a scholar or public figure who has a strong understanding of African/Africana/pan-African Studies, has a strong research and publishing record, and has attained distinction in his or her discipline. He or she may also be a public intellectual or artist well versed in the indigenous knowledge and cultures of Africa.

 

Responsibilities

Applicants should be committed to pursuing their own research agendas, collaborating and sharing their expertise with other researchers, and developing interdisciplinary exchanges. Specifically, the Chair will be expected to:

·         Deliver public lectures, including an inaugural lecture, which will be published by the University;

·         Conduct research and/or create and establish a social or cultural project;

·         Produce a publishable manuscript on the research emanating from the tenure, where appropriate;

·         Prepare a report detailing the results achieved at the end of the tenure period;

·         Assist the University to raise resources to grow the endowment for the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies;

·         Assist in publicizing, and participate in the Biennial Kwame Nkrumah Intellectual and Cultural Festival.

 

Conditions:

Appointments will typically be for one academic year (August 1- July 31) but with the possibility of extension for a second year.

Salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant but will typically be at the level of Professor (disclosure upon short listing). The Chair will also be provided with:

·         Return business class ticket or equivalent from his/her location to Accra.

·         Airport pick up.

·         Office accommodation including a computer, printer, internet access and necessary office materials.

·         A Research Assistant and/or other support staff.

·         Accommodation and medical insurance.

·         A research grant.

 

Mode of Application:

Applicants should submit the following to the Secretary to the Search Party, Attention the Registrar, P. O. Box LG 25, Legon, and by email to: registrar@ug.edu.gh:

·         a cover letter expressing interest,

·         a curriculum vitae,

·         a proposal for the programme of work to be carried out during the period of the tenure

·         (max 5 pages),and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the Registrar.

 

Application forms (UAB form 1A) can be found at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd

 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted, and they may be invited for a face-to-face

interview. The successful candidate will be informed by June, 2018.

 

Closing date: March 31, 2018.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their files are complete by this date.

For further information contact: registrar@ug.edu.gh;  haizelmk@ug.edu.gh; dtsikatat@ug.edu.gh; moaddotey@ug.edu.gh

 

Tel: + +233 (0)302 - 213820/213850 extension 2153/2051

 

 

 

Live Streaming of November 2017 Congregation Ceremonies

Starting November 15, 2017 - Ending November 15, 2018

Members of the University community are hereby informed that the 2017 November Congregation Ceremonies will be streamed live on the University of Ghana YouTube channel and the University of Ghana website

Please click the links below to access the stream on the respective days.

 

 UNIVERSITY OF GHANA - 16th Nov. 2017 CONGREGATION - Great Hall : Thur Morning Session

                College of Humanities, (BA)

Link:  https://youtu.be/Jpc9XoelxTU

 

2. UNIVERSITY OF GHANA - 17th Nov. 2017 CONGREGATION - Great Hall : Fri Morning Session

                College of Health Sciences, (PhD/MPhil./MPH/MSc./MBChB/BDS/BPH/BSc.

                College of Basic and Applied Sciences, (PhD/ MPhil./MSc./Diploma in Agric.)

Link:  https://youtu.be/etPEArDyamY

 

3. UNIVERSITY OF GHANA 17th Nov. 2017 CONGREGATION - Great Hall : Fri Afternoon Session

                College of Humanities, (BA)

Link:  https://youtu.be/Bq41Qi2IQFc

 

4. UNIVERSITY OF GHANA 18th Nov. 2017 CONGREGATION - Great Hall : Sat Morning Session

                College of Humanities, (PhD/MPhil./MPA/EMBA/MBA/MA/MSc.)

Link:  https://youtu.be/FzOMBrJj6Qw

 

5. UNIVERSITY OF GHANA 18th Nov. 2017 CONGREGATION - ISSER Conference Hall : Sat Morning Session

                College of Education, (MPhil./MA)

Link:  https://youtu.be/nK1udP83kcg

 

6. UNIVERSITY OF GHANA 18th Nov. 2017 CONGREGATION - Great Hall : Sat Afternoon Session

                College of Humanities, (BA/LLB/BFA)

Link:  https://youtu.be/AmyzWqcrJSg

 

 

 

Invitation to the Maiden Edition of a Conference on Microbial Genomics and Drug Resistance – Department of Medical Microbiology

Starting November 14, 2017 - Ending November 14, 2018

Members of the University community are hereby invited to the maiden edition of a conference on Microbial Genomics and Drug Resistance being organised by the Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana and GlaxoSmithKline.

 

Theme: Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Ghana and the Way Forward

 

Date: Wednesday 22nd November, 2017

Time: 8:30 am

Venue: La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra

 

Chairpersons:      Prof. Julius A. Mingle

Prof. Mercy J. Newman

Dr. Elizabeth Bannerman

Dr. Simon Attah

Rev. Prof. Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi

 

Registration: Not later than Monday 20th November, 2017 (limited space available)

 

Call: 0277408528 / 0287408528

Email: ksagoe@ug.edu.gh

 

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

Department of Economics - International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook

Starting November 13, 2017 - Ending November 13, 2018

 

 

 

 

International Workshop on Statistics for Health and Social Science Researchers for National Development

Starting November 9, 2017 - Ending November 9, 2018

Introduction

The University of Ghana School of Public Health (UGSPH) and D&D Statistical Consulting Services Ltd. have collaborated to organize an International Workshop on “Statistics for Health and Social Sciences Researchers for National Development”.

 

Workshop Objective

This is a competence-based training which aims at providing participants with intensive, hands-on training from introduction to advanced statistical analysis and geographic information systems for policy formulation, implementation and evaluation in public health and social science research. It also aims at equipping participants to make informed decisions for national development based on empirical data with robust statistical analysis. It will focus on real life data analysis and interpretation. Theoretical background of the techniques will be introduced briefly.

Workshop Content

|  Introduction to Stata software for statistical analysis

|  Data management using Stata: Data quality issues

|  Review of basic statistical concepts:

|  Sampling and sample size calculation for various outcome measures

|  Analysis of continuous outcomes variables with Stata

|  Analysis of categorical outcomes with Stata

|  Analysis of count outcomes with Stata

|  Introduction to survival analysis (time to an event outcome) Introduction to factor analysis with Stata

|  Introduction to Spatial Statistics and Geographic Information System

|  General discussion on research methodology (statistical technique).

 

Workshop Details

Duration/Time: Two weeks: From Monday, 8th to Friday, 19th January, 2018. Time is 9:00am – 4:00pm each day.

 

Venue:  Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) Conference Room, near the School of Public Health, University of Ghana.

 

Package & Fees: Includes tuition fee, accommodation, partial board – breakfast daily, refreshments, and lunch on workshop days and round-trip airport transfers), but not including airfare and visa fees.  The course fee is USD 1,000 for Local Participants and USD 2,500 for Foreign Participants.

 

Application Information

You can directly apply online via https://goo.gl/forms/ngW5izgwHKSnihPB3

OR you can also download the application form via www.ug.edu.gh or contact staphnadgh@gmail.com. For further information, kindly contact: Irene Yeboaa Ashiley - School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon Campus, Accra –Ghana, Phone:  +233 557756126/+233 260756744, E-mail: staphnadgh@gmail.com

 

§  Completed application form should be sent to the same contact details above.

 

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Call for Papers: Tamale Technical University

Starting November 8, 2017 - Ending November 8, 2018

The University community is hereby invited to respond to a Call for Papers for the First International Research Conference under the theme “Sustainable Development through Research and Innovation.”

The major objective of the confrerence is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, insights, experiences, research findings and knowledge among academia, industry, policy makers and civil society.

 

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Sentinel Ghana Staff Recruitment 2017 - Postdoctoral and Research Assistants

Starting November 3, 2017 - Ending November 3, 2018

SENTINEL GHANA STAFF RECRUITMENT 2017

Postdoctoral and Research Assistants

 

Project: SENTINEL (Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture)

Location: Department of Soil Science, CBAS, University of Ghana

Project Background

Increasing agricultural production to meet rapidly growing demands for food (a 150% by 2050), while safeguarding vital ecosystem services and promoting social equality, lies at the heart of sustainable development. In four years (2017-2021), the SENTINEL project seeks to better understand the challenges, trade-offs and synergies inherent in working toward these development goals in sub-Saharan Africa, with the aim of helping governments to make better-informed decisions about land use and agricultural practices so that food security can be improved without losing precious biodiversity and without increasing social inequality.

Research in sub-Saharan Africa has shown that conflicts between goals on food security, ecosystem conservation and inequality are intensifying in the region because of a number of factors, including rapid progress in economic development and population growth. However, decision makers in government and the private sector continue to act on an insufficient understanding of the socio-economic and environmental impacts of different agricultural development pathways. As a result, current agricultural development strategies are poorly informed - particularly considering projected regional changes in climate - and, in some areas, are on a collision course with forest conservation and restoration policies. This is contributing to increasing inequalities and has the potential to further marginalise those who depend on agriculture for a living.

This four-year, interdisciplinary, collaborative research project, involving 10 partner organisations in the UK and Africa and led by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), will work in three focal countries in Africa: Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia; while working with a wider group of universities in Africa to share lessons and build capacity. The IIED is one of the world’s most influential international development and environment policy research organisations and has been a world leader in sustainable development since its foundation in 1971. Its mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence in partnership with others. As an independent policy and action research organisation, IIED works with partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific to tackle key global issues across four programme areas - climate change, urbanisation, the pressures on natural resources and the forces shaping global markets.

SENTINEL Purpose

      I.          To enhance understanding through co-production of novel scientific research by UK and African researchers, the project will generate new knowledge on the impacts, risks and trade-offs within and between social, economic and environmental dimensions of different agricultural development pathways that relate to SDGs 2, 10 and 15.

    II.          To enhance research capacity by using a participatory process that combines state-of-the-art research with effective engagement with research users, the project will enhance capacity of researchers in the UK and Africa to investigate sustainable development challenges using a more interdisciplinary approach.

  III.          To enhance relationships between UK and African research organisations by creating and strengthening collaborative partnerships, in order to maximize responsiveness to development challenges and foster a deeper understanding of sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research Themes

1.     Understanding the past and present: Historical trends and current status of agricultural development and its social and environmental impacts, and the major technical, institutional, political and economic determinants;

2.     Scenarios of future agriculture and land use change: Driving forces that will shape the future of agricultural development - identifying key impacts, risks and trade-offs within and between socioeconomic and environmental dimensions and plausible alternative scenarios that warrant further investigation;

3.     Understanding impacts, risks and assumptions and trade-offs: within and between socio-economic and environmental dimensions of alternative scenarios for agricultural development, and the implications for biodiversity loss and ecosystem processes, and for the productivity and resilience of agriculture.

 

 

Job Category I

Position Title

Post-Doctoral Fellow (50% time)

Subject Category

Agronomy, Crop or Soil Science

Position Summary

Reporting to the SENTINEL Ghana Team Leader  (Dr Dora Neina) and Advisor (Prof. SGK Adiku)

Programme Area

Research

Location

University of Ghana, Accra

Key Duties and Responsibilities

a)    Study important programmes, policies and frameworks related to agriculture and biodiversity in Ghana, e.g. REDD+, green climate programmes in northern Ghana, Ghana National Biodiversity Action plan and other agricultural policies.

b)    Collaborate with Monitoring  Evaluation Officer (M & E) to interact with stakeholders, e.g. National Learning Alliance (NLA)

c)     Adhere to university and departmental ethical standards and policies regarding the research;

d)    Comply with all applicable university policies and the terms of the sponsoring agency’s grant, contract or fellowship stipulations;

e)    Design and implement research protocols;

f)      Collect, prepare and analyze research data; 

g)    Search pertinent scientific literature as needed;

h)    Maintain computer database of research data, process data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation;

i)       Summarize findings from investigators and consultants to publish results in research journals; Keep a detailed notebook summarizing experiments and recording research data

Qualifications and Experience: 

The successful applicant must have:

·       Ph.D. in Agronomy, Crop or Soil Science

·       About 2 years of relevant experience in a research environment

·       Competency in the use of a wide variety of ICT tools, including appropriate software for quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis

·       Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively engage with project stakeholders

 

 

Job Category II

Position Title

Post-Doctoral Fellow (50% time)

Subject Category

Agricultural Economics

Position Summary

Reporting directly to SENTINEL Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Dr John K. Boateng)

Programme Area

Research

Location

University of Ghana, Accra

Key Duties and Responsibilities

·       Conceptualize and assist the M&E expert conduct short-term experiments and research activities in support of broad-based/longitudinal research projects, ensuring consistency with established methodological approaches and models, adherence to project timelines, and completeness of documentation;

·       Conduct studies of related literature and research to support the design and implementation of projects and development of reports, ensuring conceptual relevance, comprehensiveness, and currency of information;

·       Assist in communicating to Programme/Project team developments/progress and results of research activities ensuring that relevant information and issues in the implementation of projects/experiments are captured in as comprehensive and timely manner as possible;

·       Organize data along project frameworks and experimental research design that support overall research management, including the monitoring and evaluation of project inputs, actions, and outcomes, as well as the subsequent integration of these databases to other databanks;

·       Highlight findings from research activities ensuring consistency with the highest standards of academic publication and showcasing the Ghanaian Programme’s scientific leadership;

·       Review and refine project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools in line with Sentinel project goals and visions

·       Assist with coordination of all aspects of project’s M&E ensuring data is of high quality and produced on time

·       Aggregates all monthly/quarterly qualitative and quantitative data from Regional project sites into country status report and country database respectively

·       Collect articles, case studies, best practices across projects for evidence gathering and format so they are suitable for external audiences.

·       Assist the M&E expert, in designing and coordinating baselines, evaluations and staff  workshops and trainings

·       Assist M&E expert conduct support visits on a regular basis and report findings to the project and M&E teams        

·       Provide technical assistance on monitoring and data collection to field officers, volunteers, and local partners.

Assist M&E expert share success stories, and case studies via approved channels for the Project

Qualifications and Experience: 

The successful applicant must have:

·       Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

·       About 2 years of relevant experience in a research environment

·       Competency in the use of a wide variety of ICT tools, including appropriate software for quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis

·       Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively engage with project research team and stakeholders

 

 

Job Category III

Position Title

Research Assistant I (50% Time)

Subject Category   

Agriculture/ Administrative

Programme Area    

Research

Location

Accra

Key Responsibilities

a.     Assist Postdoctoral Fellows in data collection

b.     Responsible for daily project secretarial and administrative duties

c.     Prepare agenda for project meetings

d.     Attend project meetings and take minutes

e.     Maintain stakeholder engagement and meeting records

f.      Manage and respond to project-related emails

g.     Monitor project budget under the supervision of the SENTINEL Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

h.     Prepare progress project reports for the Co- and PrincipaI Investigators

i.       Track tasks to be perform within a specified period and prepare work plans

j.       Request and acquire project supplies

Qualification Requirements:

The successful applicant must have:

·       MPhil or  MSc degree in any related field

·       About 1 year of relevant experience in a research environment

·       Competency in the use of a wide variety of ICT tools, including appropriate software for quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis

·       Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively engage with project research team and stakeholders

·       Be willing to work overtime and during weekends when required.

 

 

 

Job Category IV

Position Title

Research Assistant II (50% time)

Subject Category

Remote Sensing and GIS

Position Summary

Reporting to Remote  Sensing Expert (Dr Selase Adanu)

Programme Area

Research

Location

Accra

Key Duties and Responsibilities

a.     Collect, prepare and analyze research data; 

b.     Analyse optical and radar satellite data to determine historical agricultural land use and cover changes in Ghana; 

c.     Spatially analyse the impact of agricultural land use and cover change on biodiversity and ecosystem services;

d.     Predict future impacts of agricultural land use/cover change scenarios for rural agriculture using appropriate GIS software;

e.     Be skilled in the use of GPS for field data collection and analysis;

f.      Maintain computer database of research data; tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation; use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data.

g.     Comply with ethical standards of the University of Ghana

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant must have:

·       MPhil or MSc Remote Sensing and GIS or related field.

·       About 2 years of relevant experience in a research environment

·       Competency in the use of a wide variety of ICT tools, including appropriate software for quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis

·       Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively engage with project research team and stakeholders

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

The application pack should contain the following:

·       A current Curriculum Vitae and relevant supporting documents

·       A statement of motivation and purpose of about 1,500 words indicating how one intends to use the period in office to perform the stated responsibilities for the success of the project. 

Applicants should submit the complete application via email to Prof. SGK Adiku at s_adiku@hotmail.com, Department of Soil Science, P. O. Box LG 245, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana and copied to Dr John Boateng at jboat2009@gmail.com.

The deadline is the close of Friday, 30th November, 2017. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Tenure

The appointments for Job Categories II to IV are valid from January 2018 to March 2019 subject to subsequent renewals up to December 2021 while Job Category I is valid from April 2018.

SENTINEL GHANA TEAM LEADER

31st October, 2017

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers - School of Information and Communication Studies (Symposium)

Starting October 31, 2017 - Ending October 31, 2018

Symposium: The Relationship between Journalism and Foreign Aid

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

February 8, 2018

Call for Papers and Expression of Interest

Objectives

Since the end of the Second World War foreign aid has been substantially directed at disseminating a model of journalism practice and education aligned with the interests of donor nations.  This one-day symposium will examine the contemporary and complex relationship between aid and journalism and the role of foreign aid/development assistance, along with the impact these processes have had on fostering independent national media sectors. It will bring together academics and practitioners (donors, NGOs, and journalists) to continue an ongoing conversation about issues and problems arising from the intersection between journalism, foreign aid, media development assistance, foreign investment in media, and how this has affected the development of a critical and independent media sector in Africa and Latin America. 

Papers with a particular focus on these processes in a West African context or an African context are especially welcome. Papers from the symposium will be reviewed for consideration in one of two special issue journals; see details at ajn.leeds.ac.uk.

This is the last of three public meetings of the Development Assistance and independent journalism in Africa and Latin America: A cross-national and multidisciplinary research network project funded by the (UK) Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Department for International Development (DFID) under the auspices of the Global Challenges Research Fund.  The first symposium was held at the University of Leeds, in April 2017. The second was an IAMCR preconference held in July 2017 in Cartagena, Columbia. For further detail and information on our research programme, see ajn.leeds.ac.uk .

 

Questions for Consideration

We invite papers and presentations that will address (but are not limited to) the following questions:

         What has been the role of international development assistance in shaping journalistic approaches and practices in Africa/Latin America and what are the consequences?

         What has been the role of development assistance in shaping journalism education in Africa and Latin America?

         To what extent has international development assistance fostered or inhibited independent journalism in Africa/Latin America?

         What are the similarities and differences in the direct and indirect impacts on journalism of development assistance from the US, UK and other donors such as China?

         What are the continuities and discontinuities concerning the impact of development assistance on journalism practice and education in the post-Cold War era?

         What has been the impact of development assistance as compared with other foreign investment on African/Latin American media?

         How has international development assistance either directly or indirectly impacted the development of the media industry in Africa?

         How has international development assistance affecting journalism been perceived by journalists, politicians and the general public in the beneficiary countries?

         What interventions could be developed to counter any negative consequences of these traditions?

 

Convenors:  Dr. Audrey Gadzekpo, School of Information and Communication Studies, University of Ghana; Dr. Jairo Lugo-Ocando&Dr. Chris Paterson, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds; Dr.María Soledad Segura, Facultad de Ciencias de la Comunicación, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba; Professor Herman Wasserman, Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Dr. Cosette Castro, Director of the Postgraduate Program in Communication at the Catholic University of Brasilia (UCB). 

Relevant research papers and reports on research in progress are invited for presentation to the symposium and will be considered for publication.  Please send a 300 word abstract by November 1, 2017 to Gadzekpo and Paterson at audreygadzekpo (at) gmail.com and c.paterson (at) leeds.ac.uk.  Invitations to attend will be issued by 15 November.  There is no registration fee.  A limited number of non-presenting delegates may be accommodated with prior registration; please email us to enquire. 

Advice on travel and accommodation will be provided at ajn.leeds.ac.uk in November. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to Book Launch on the Life and Utterances of Ephraim Amu - Rev. Prof. Philip T. Laryea

Starting October 26, 2017 - Ending October 26, 2018

Members of the University community and the general public are hereby invited to a book launch.

TitleEphraim Amu – Patroitism and Nation Building, Perspectives from the Life and Utterances of Ephraim Amu.

Ephraim Amu was a renowned music writer and a composer who was born on 13th September 1899 at Peki-Avetile in the Volta Region.

Amu composed several musical pieces, among them is "Yen Ara Asase Ni" the nationally acclaimed patriotic song that is performed at national functions.

Amu is particularly known for his use of the atenteben, a traditional Ghanaian bamboo flute; he promoted and popularized the instrument throughout the country, and composed music for it.

On Saturday, 27 March 1965, the University of Ghana conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Music on Ephraim Amu at the University of GhanaLegon.

Author: Rev. Prof. Philip T. Laryea

Date: 24th November 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

Venue: Osu Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Hall

Chairman: Sir Sam Jonah

 

All are cordially Invited

 

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Conference on Climate, Land use, Mining and Sanitation for Sustainable Development (CLaMSS Conference)

Starting October 25, 2017 - Ending October 25, 2018

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Conference on Climate, Land use, Mining and Sanitation for Sustainable Development (CLaMSS Conference)

 

November 28, 2017

University of Ghana, Legon

 

Submission: NOW OPEN         Closing date: November 10 2017

 

The effects of climate change, landuse change and small scale illegal mining (“galamsey”) on the environment have attracted national attention in recent times. The CLaMSS Conference seeks to bring together experienced researchers and next generation academics to discuss and share ideas and research findings on key aspects of climate, landuse, sanitation, water, mining and sustainable development research, among others. The conference will provide a platform for both seasoned and young scholars to present relevant research work. Accepted papers will be published in a Special Issue of West African Journal of Applied Ecology. Poster sessions would be held in parallel. A plenary session will climax the event.

 

You are invited to submit an abstract covering any of the following conference topics.

Climate change and adaptation

Land use and land cover change

Mining, water pollution and remediation

Sanitation and waste management

Sustainable development

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

 

Conference fees: Gh₵ 50.00 for participants and Gh₵ 30.00 for student with ID card. Each participant will receive a conference package during registration at the conference. Lunch and refreshment will be provided.

 

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Invitation to Book Launch and Signing of Ogyakrom - Prof. Kwesi Yankah

Starting October 25, 2017 - Ending October 25, 2018

Members of the University community and the general public are hereby invited to the Book Launch and Signing of Ogyakrom -  The Missing Pages of June 4th written by Prof. Kwesi Yankah as follows:

Date: Thursday November 2, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

Venue: Christ the King Parish Hall (Opposite Flagstaff House)



 

 

 

 

Call for Papers: International Journal of Technology and Management Research

Starting October 24, 2017 - Ending October 24, 2018

The International Journal of Technology and Management Research(IJTMR) code-named “Nyansabepo” is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that provides platform for the publication of high quality researched papers. The multidisciplinary nature of this journal helps address issues of theory, research and practice from a variety of engineering, technological, science, business, managerial and other organizational disciplines. Research papers offering theoretical, conceptual and practical contributions in the fields mentioned above are therefore encouraged.

Submission Guidelines

Author(s) are requested to prepare their paper(s) according to our author guidelines. To submit paper, author(s) must register online via http://journal.ktu.edu.gh/index.php/ijtmr/user/register .

Deadline: 25th October, 2017 and it shall be published online in December, 2017.

 

For further information please contact:

The Managing Editor (IJTMR)

P.O.Box KF 981

Koforidua - Eastern Region

Ghana - West Africa

Phone: +233 (0) 503263452 / +233(0) 244655067

Email: ijtmr@ktu.edu.gh

http://journal.ktu.edu.gh/index.php/ijtmr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training in Science Direct and Mendeley - UG Library Systems

Starting October 23, 2017 - Ending October 23, 2018

Dear All,

Elsevier in collaboration with the University of Ghana Library System invites you to a training on the value of ScienceDirect and Mendeley Institutional Edition and how to maximise their use. Resource person: Genevieve Musasa - Elsevier Customer Consultant based in The Netherlands.

Please click here for more details

 

 

Invitation to Pre-Cop Climate Festival - Regional Institute for Population Studies

Starting October 23, 2017 - Ending October 23, 2018

The University Community and the general pubilc is invited to The Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon Pre-Cop Climate Festival

Theme: The Risk We Do Not Want

Date: 24th October, 2017

Venue: Ghana Academy of Arts & Sciences (GAAS)

 

All are invited

 

 

 

School of Public Health - Workshop on Implementation Research

Starting October 23, 2017 - Ending October 23, 2018
 
The School of Public Health under the SCAPIR Programme is organizing a workshop in Implementation Research.  
The overarching goal of the initiative is to develop capacity in implementation research for implementers of health initiatives and interventions.
 
 
 
 
 

School of Languages Conference and Colloquium for Media Houses

Starting October 19, 2017 - Ending October 19, 2018

The School of Languages, University of Ghana, in association with the University’s Language Centre is organizing its biennial international conference from 24th to 26thOctober, 2017 at the University of Ghana. The theme for the Conference is “Proverbs across Cultures: Perspectives from Language, Linguistics and Literature”.

The keynote speaker is Professor Dominica Dipio, Department of Literature, Makerere University, Uganda.

The University community, communication professionals and the General Public are invited to the opening ceremony at 9am on Tuesday, 24th October, 2017 and the Colloquium at 5pm on Wednesday, 25th October, 2017.

The opening ceremony will also be the occasion for the launch of the School of Languages Cloth.

The theme for the colloquium is: “Sanitizing public discourse in contemporary societies: The role of proverbs”.  The colloquium will feature panelists from diverse backgrounds including:

 

o          Prof. Gbemisola Adeoti (Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile Ife, Nigeria)

o          Rev. Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee, (CEO, Salt and Light Ministry)

o          Prof. Kofi Agyekum, (Dean, School of Performing Arts, UG)

o          Prof. Ransford Edward Van Gyampo, (Director, Centre for European Studies, UG)

o          Ms. Afia Pokuaa, News Editor, (Adom FM)

 

The Moderator for the colloquium is Mr. Bernard Avle of Citi Breakfast Show.

 

The audience will also have an opportunity to contribute in the general discussion that will follow. It is hoped that the discussions of the conference as well as the colloquium will provide inputs for appropriate public discourse within various sectors.

 

The venue for both the opening ceremony and the colloquium is the Great Hall of the University of Ghana.

 

Please click here for the event poster

 

Computer Training for Workers, Graduates, School Leavers etc

Starting October 17, 2017 - Ending September 28, 2018

University of Ghana Computing Systems (UGCS) and The School of Continuing and Distance Education (SCDE) in partnership with SmartThink Ltd are organising intensive computer courses specially designed for workers, graduates, teachers, nurses, etc.  to empower them with requisite skills for a rewarding career.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word, Excel and PowerPoint - Learn, Progress, And Succeed!

Course Outline

  • Computer Basics
  • Internet & Email Skills
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

Target Audience

  • People with & without computer skills
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Workers
  • Lecturers & trainers
  • Graduates
  • School Leavers

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/TVLRGy

Fees:  GH¢ 400

Training Commences on 4th Nov. 2017

Venue:  UGCS Legon Campus, Accra

Time:  9.30 am – 1.30 pm

Duration:  8 weeks (Saturdays only)

 

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking, Security, Server

Launch your career with Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) training and certification!

Course Description

Microsoft Technology Associate  (MTA) training and certification delivers essential technology skills and an industry-recognised certification to those just starting a career path in Information Technology (IT), or those looking to enhance their understanding of IT fundamentals.  MTA skills development instils practical knowledge on how to apply Microsoft Technologies to solve today’s business challenges, and is the gateway to the advanced Microsoft Certifications that distinguish the industries’ best IT professionals. 

 

MTA IT INFRASTRUCTURE

For those intending to build a career in desktop or server infrastructure or private cloud computing

  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Security Fundamentals

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • People who wish to align technical programmes with required computing skills
  • Database Administrators
  • IT Network Professionals
  • Anyone who is interested in building a career in desktop support, server maintenance or cloud services.

 

How to Apply

Click on the link below to register

https://goo.gl/TVLRGy

Fees:  GH¢ 700

Training Commences on 31st Oct. 2017

Venue:   Accra City Campus

Time:  5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Duration:  9 weeks (Tues & Thursdays)

 

Course Fees

Full course Fee to be paid before the commencement of the programme.  Please pay cash to the following Account. 

Bank:                           Ecobank

Branch:                       Legon

Account Name:           College of Education, University of Ghana

Account Number:       0160134485305902

 

Supply the following information with payment: 

Your name and Course Name

 

For more details, please contact

University of Ghana Computing Systems (UGCS), Legon:      0501451637/0579329939/0276076257

Email: ugcs-training@ug.edu.gh

Invitation to the Introduction to the World of Business Conference

Starting October 13, 2017 - Ending October 13, 2018

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF BUSINESS:

THE LEGAL AND MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS STARTUPS

 

The College of Humanities, in collaboration with the Careers and Counselling Centre, invites interested students to a series of training sessions

WHO MAY ATTEND – all students in the College of Humanities and other Colleges who hope to start their own business 

BENEFITS – introduction to the real world of business and the necessary preparation to establish your own business enterprise

VENUE: UG School of Law Auditorium

LECTURE TOPICS, DATES AND TIME

Lecture 1 – Business Fundamentals – Wednesday 11th October 2017, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Lecture 2 – Project Funding – Thursday 12th October 2017, 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Lecture 3 – Legal Documents to Protect Your Business Interest – Tuesday 17th October 2017,

1.30pm – 5.00pm       

Lecture 4 – International Commercial Transactions - Wednesday 18th October 2017,

1.30pm – 5.00pm

Lecture 5 – Barriers to Entry In African Business – Thursday 19th October 2017,

1.30pm – 5.00pm

Lecture 6—Simulation: Understanding a crude Oil Contract (Big Money) and other important information – Tuesday, 24th October 2017, 1.30pm – 5.00pm

FACILITATOR: Mr Wayne Sprauve (Legal Practitioner & Business Consultant)

 

Please click here for the event poster

 

 

 

 

Matriculation for Distance Education Students, 2017

Starting October 12, 2017 - Ending October 12, 2018
  1. This year’s Matriculation Ceremony for Distance Education students will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Accra, Kumasi and Tamale Learning Centres. Students should be seated by 9:30am.

    Students are to attend the matriculation ceremonies as follows:


    Location for Matriculation ceremonyLearning Centres
    Accra Learning Centre

    (Accra City Campus)

     

    • Accra
    • Koforidua
    • Takoradi
    • Tema
    • Tsito
    Kumasi Learning Centre
    • Sunyani
    • Kumasi
    Tamale Learning Centre
    • Bolgatanga
    • Tamale
    • Wa
  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. All newly admitted DE students are to endorse the matriculation oath online. To register, students should click the link “Fresh Students Matriculation” under the featured links on the right side of the University of Ghana homepage (www.ug.edu.gh).

    Following this, students will take the Matriculation Oath during the ceremony.
  4. The prescribed attire is BLACK MATRICULATION GOWN OVER FORMAL DRESS.
  5. Students are required to present copies of their admission letters or proof of registration to collect academic gowns to be worn at the ceremony from their respective Learning Centres. 
  6. The gowns should be returned to the designated points after the matriculation ceremony or at the Learning Centres.
  7. Failure to return the gown by Monday, October 30, 2017 shall invoke a penalty.

Skills Development Fund (SDF) 2nd Call for Concept Notes

Starting October 11, 2017 - Ending October 11, 2018

The Skills Development Fund (SDF) invites eligible Small and Medium Enterprises, trade associations and training institutions (both private and public) to apply for grant support.  SDF is a challenge fund which addresses the skills needs of enterprises in the formal and informal sectors of Ghana. It is a demand –driven response to two critical challenges; a) qualified and skilled labour force and b) acquisition and development of technology towards increased productivity and practical innovations; encountered by the productive sectors in Ghana.

The fund supports initiatives that address the needs of continuous skills upgrading of enterprises in especially the agriculture/ agro-processing and sustainable energy sectors. It also offers support to enterprises in other sectors with exceptionally strong potential for productivity improvement and job creation. Expected outcomes of the funding support are increased productivity and competitiveness of enterprises leading to job creation, increased incomes and better livelihoods for employers and employees.

SDF offers grant support for the following activities:

WINDOW

UPPER CEILING FOR EACH GRANT CATERGORY

MATCHING CONTRIBUTION

REQUIRED

Window 1: Formal sector enterprises skills upgrading

GHS 400,000

40%

Window 2: Informal sector/MSEs skills upgrading

GHS 80,000

20%

Window 3: Training innovation

GHS 500,000

30%

Window 4: Formal sector coaching of management and supervisory staff

GHS 100,000

25%

 

Interested applicants must complete the online application form the SDF website: www.sdfghana.org Online applications must be submitted not later than 2nd November 2017

For more information, kindly call the SDF offices on 050 129 7935; 020 997 7867 or 0303 972 345.

 

 

 

Remembrance Day Muslim Prayers and Christian Service

Starting October 10, 2017 - Ending October 10, 2018

The University Community is invited to the 2017 Remembrance Day Prayers and Service to remember members of the University Community who departed during the 2016/2017 academic year.

 

MUSLIM PRAYERS

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Venue: University of Ghana Central Mosque

 

CHRISTIAN SERVICE

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: Great Hall, University of Ghana.

Dress Code: Black and White

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

 

 

The Pan African Doctoral Academy, University of Ghana (UG-PADA) Invitation to Participate in the January 2018 Doctoral Schools

Starting October 5, 2017 - Ending October 5, 2018

INVITATION to participate in the January 2018 PADA Doctoral Schools

The Pan-African Doctoral Academy at the University of Ghana is pleased to announce a call for applications for its Doctoral Schools in January 2018. The Schools are open to all PhD students from universities in Africa. We especially encourage applications from students West African Universities.

MODULES

Interested candidates may select up to two modules per school. Applicants are advised to apply early as space is limited and will be offered strictly on a first-come-first-served basis.

Note: Only modules that receive the minimum number of applicants will run.

Doctoral School 1: Mon, 15 – Fri, 19 January 2018



Title

Eligibility

Communicating Research Results for the Sciences

All Science PhD students

Innovative Thinking in Teaching and Learning

All PhD students

Managing the PhD Process (including Managing Literature Review

Year 1 and 2 PhD students

Quantitative Research Techniques Using SPSS

Year 2 and 3 PhD students

Doctoral School 2: Mon, 22 – Fri, 26 January 2018



Title

Eligibility

Leadership Skills and Career Development for the Emerging Scholar

Year 2 and 3 PhD students

Presentation Skills

All PhD students

Qualitative Research Methodology

Year 2 and 3 PhD students

Statistics for Social and Life Sciences

Year 2 and 3 PhD students

Use of Selected Computer Packages for Research Data Analysis: Nvivo

Year 2 and 3 PhD students

Use of Selected Computer Packages for Research Data Analysis: ‘R’

Year 2 and 3 PhD students

DEADLINES

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified by 4 December 2017.

In order to secure a place in the doctoral academy, successful applicants must make payment by 15 December 2017.

For more information on the Doctoral Schools, and to apply online, visit: www.pada.ug.edu.gh

 

Invitation to International Workshop - School of Public Health

Starting October 4, 2017 - Ending October 4, 2018

The University community is hereby invited to an International Workshop being organised by the School of Public Health.

The workshop which is an Introduction to Advanced Level Statistics for Health and Social Science Researchers for National Development is a competence-based training which aims at providing participants with intensive, hands on training from introduction to advanced statistical analysis and geographic information systems for policy formulation, implementation and evaluation in public health and social science research.

It also aims at equipping participants to make informed decisions for national development based on empirical data with robust statistical analysis. It will focus on real life data analysis and interpretation. Theoretical background of the techniques will be introduced briey.

Dates: Monday 8th January 2018 – Friday January 19th, 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day

Venue: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

 

Please click this link for further details

Please click this link to download application form

 

 

 

International Workshop on Lab Animal Science

Starting September 29, 2017 - Ending September 29, 2018

Members of the University community are hereby invited to a two-week intensive practical training workshop in Laboratory Animal Science by the Department of Animal Science and Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.

 

The main objectives of the course are to present basic facts and principles that are essential for the humane use and care of laboratory animals and for the quality of research.

 

Date: 23rd October 2017 - 3rd November 2017

Venue: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana

Time: 9:00 am each day

 

The Workshop is being organised, in collaboration with the Department of Animals in Science and Society, Division of Animal Welfare and Laboratory Animal Science, University of Utrecht and supported with funding from the Laboratory Animals Ltd, UK. Among the facilitators are four International experts in the area of Lab Animal Science from the Netherlands

This course will be of particular interest to researchers and post-graduate students in the bio-medical sciences who are, or intend to conduct research using laboratory animals.

Registration is ongoing and space is limited. Kindly contact the following people at the following addresses and phone numbers:

Dr. Thomas N. Nortey; tnortey@ug.edu.gh (055 820 7504)

Dr. Samuel Adjei; SAdjei3@noguchi.ug.edu.gh (024 367 1670)

Dr. Raphael Ayizanga: raphayi2003@yahoo.com (024 364 8636)

 

All are cordially invited.

 

International Day of Older Persons -1st October 2017

Starting September 27, 2017 - Ending September 27, 2018

1st October is designated by the UN General Assembly as the International Day for Older Persons. Each year, the day is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly such as elder abuse, cognitive decline, and health conditions associated with ageing. It is a day to appreciate the contributions of elder persons to society.

The theme for the International Day of Older Persons 2017 is: “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society”

In Ghana, the Centre for Ageing Studies, University of Ghana, in partnership with Arklifestyle Foundation, Association for Ghana’s Elders (AGE), Samuel Amo Tobin Foundation and F&G Mobile Health Shop will be celebrating the day on Sunday 1st October at the grounds of the Sports Directorate, University of Ghana from 12 noon - 4pm. Activities will include health screening, workshop on wellness and a traditional African dance and fitness session.

On the 2nd and 3rd of October, 2017, the Centre for Ageing Studies will organize a Conference on the theme: “Multidisciplinary Approach to Ageing Research across the Lifespan”. The venue is Great Hall, University of Ghana, from 9am-4pm each day.

The Centre invites the University community and the general public to participate in the celebration of our seniors.

For more information please contact: Anna: 0270116119, Vida: 0204116110, Priscilla: 0272521094 or send an email on cfas@ug.edu.gh

 

School of Continuing and Distance Education Seminar/Workshop Series

Starting September 26, 2017 - Ending September 26, 2018

Members of the University Community and the general public are cordially invited to the School of Continuing and Distance Education Seminar/Workshop Series to be delivered by Prof. Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi, Former Dean of the School as follows:

Theme:       Practical Session on Sakai – Learning From Each Other

Date:          Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Time:         9.00am – 12.00pm

Venue:       ICT LAB, Department of Adult Education and Human Resource Studies 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Annual Lecture in the Sciences 2017

Starting September 14, 2017 - Ending September 14, 2018

Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences

Annual Lecture in the Sciences 2017

 

Title: Stress and Rest: Pharmacodynamic Modulation for Sustainable Human Health

Speaker: Prof. Arthur C. Sackeyfio, FGA (Founding Dean University of Ghana, School of Pharmacy)

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm

Venue: Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences Auditorium

 

Chairman: Prof. Samuel K. Sefah-Dedeh, FGA (Vice President, Sciences Section, GAAS)

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

Distance Education Programme 2017/2018 Academic Year

Starting September 4, 2017 - Ending September 4, 2018

All fresh students (diploma, degree and diploma to degree) are warmly welcome to the University of Ghana Distance Education Programme run by the School of Continuing and Distance Education under the College of Education.

 

The mode of delivery of the Distance Education Programme is a combination of E-learning and face to face interaction. Students are therefore expected to have a laptop or any electronic device capable of receiving E-learning resources/materials for the programme.

 

Tutorials will normally be held at weekends, and students are expected to interact with their lecturers, tutors and other students using the SAKAI Learning Management System (SAKAI). Students will be trained on the use of Sakai and basic ICT skills as part of the orientation process.

The pamphlet contains the following information:

 

  1. Summary of Academic Calendar
  2. Procedure for Registration
  3. Notices on Orientation, Matriculation and Handbooks/ID Cards
  4. Notice for BSc. Information Technology Students
  5. Accessing Course Materials Online
  6. Contact Details

 

  1. SUMMARY OF ACADEMIC CALENDAR 1st SEMESTER 2017/2018

 

On-Line registration begins

Monday, September 4, 2017

 

Registration/Downloading of materials at the Learning Centres

 

From Friday, September 8, 2017

ICT Literacy Training

Saturday, September 2 – Friday,

September 15, 2017

 

Orientation

Saturday& Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017

 

Tutorials begin 

Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017

 

Deadline for on-line registration/Deferment

Friday, September 29, 2017

 

Matriculation

Details to be announced later

 

Interim Assessments

Friday, November 10 –Sunday , November 26, 2017

 

Examinations

Monday January 8, 2018 – Monday, January 29, 2018

 

End of semester

Monday, January 29, 2018

 

 

2.PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION

Full registration involves:

  • Printing of provisional admission letter
  • Payment of Fees
  • Online Registration
  • Registration/ Collection of Course Materials at Learning Centre

 

STEP 1: Printing of Provisional Admission Letter

All admitted students are required to log in to the link on the University’s website http://www.ug.edu.gh with their admission Serial Number and Pin to download their Provisional Admission Letter.

 

STEP 2:  Payment of Fees

ALL students are to pay fees as stated in their admission letters into the College of Education DE Students Fee Collection Account at any branch of GCB Bank LimitedStudents should quote in full their names, level of study and student identification numbers (stated in admission letter) on all payment slips and counterfoils.

 

Note:

  • The number appearing in your letter of admission shall constitute your student identification number and shall remain your identification number throughout your studentship in this University. You shall quote this number wherever your identification number is required. This number shall also be used in writing all university examinations and payment of all approved fees.

 

  • Students are strongly advised to keep all copies of payment receipts, registration receipts and materials in a safe place.  In the event of any difficulty arising from a student’s registration, the College Academic Affairs Office shall demand an inspection of all receipts and registration material.

 

  • Students who have problems with the payment of fees may contact their respective Learning Centres or send an email to coeacademic@ug.edu.gh.

 

STEP 3:   Online Registration

  • Undertake on-line registration 48 hours after payment of fees. The steps for the online registration are available at the website, www.ug.edu.gh.

 

Note:

·Details of courses to be taken by students admitted to various programmes are available in the student handbooks which are available online and in the course bulletin at the Learning Centres.
  • Students should register only for programmes/subjects as stated in their provisional admission letters
  • Remember to print a “proof of registration” You shall be required to show a proof of registration at the Centre.

 

STEP 4: Registration/ Collection of Course Materials at the Learning Centre

All fresh students are expected to register at their Learning Centres and bring their electronic devices there to collect course materials. Upon arrival, proceed to the registration officers and undertake the following processes:

 

  1. Show your Provisional Admission letter and proof of online registration
  2. Proceed with registration
  3. Collect your course materials

 

All nursing students are required to submit copies of the following to the registration officers at the Centres:

  1. Transcripts
  2. Registered Nursing Certificate (R/GN/MN/M/CN)

 

  1. NOTICES ON ORIENTATION, MATRICULATION AND HANDBOOKS/ID CARDS

 

Orientation

Fresh students are required to participate in a compulsory programme of orientation on Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017 at their respective Regional Learning Centres. Details of this programme will be made available to you later.

 

Matriculation

All fresh students will be officially recognized as students of the University at a Matriculation ceremony. Students are to dress formally, and to wear black academic gowns. The date for Matriculation and the procedure for collecting the black gowns will be announced on the College of Education/University website.

 

Student Handbooks/ID Cards

Electronic copies of undergraduate handbooks and regulations are available on the University’s website and hard copies will be made available to students at their learning centres.

 

Student ID cards will be made available to you soon. Arrangements for their collection will be announced on the College of Education/University website, noticeboards in Regional Learning Centres and on the Sakai platform.

 

  1. NOTICE FOR BSC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

 

As a condition of your admission, BSc Information Technology Students are required to have a personal laptop with the following minimum specifications:

 

Operating System                  :           Windows 7 Home Premium

Productivity Tools                :           Microsoft Office 2007/2010

Processor Type                      :           core i5 Processor

Memory                                  :           4 GB RAM

Hard Drive                            :           250 GB

Graphics Card                      :           512 MB Video Memory

Emulation Software              :           Individual lecturers will specify what software

                                                            is required and how to obtain it.

 

  1. ACCESSING COURSE MATERIALS ONLINE

Students may access the course materials through the following channels:

 

  1. PDF copies of ALL course materials can be downloaded from the Sakai Learning Management System.
  2. Video recordings of lectures for some level 100 and Level 200 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts courses can also be downloaded from the University of Ghana Distance Education YouTube Channel, via the following URL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrmi-SXPbbqo_p9cnis49Ug
  3. ALL course videos are also available to be viewed at the computer laboratories of Regional Learning Centres.
  4. Students may seek assistance from IT Support Engineers at their Regional Learning Centres to  have copies of pre-recorded videos uploaded onto their personal electronic devices.

 

  1. CONTACT DETAILS:

Students may contact their Regional Learning Centres or any of the following for further information:

  • College Academic Office- 0362194377, 0503899803; Whatsapp 0270316105
  • Department of Distance Education – 0302956122
  • SAKAI Hotline - 0303938855

Email- coeacademic@ug.edu.gh

 

Regional Learning Centres

CENTRE

CONTACT NO.

CENTRE

CONTACT NO.

Accra

 

 

0302 228 182

 

 

Takoradi

 

Tema

0312 023 476

 

0244 818 069

 

Bolgatanga

0382 022 315

 

Tamale

0372 02 2238

0244 22 0988

 

Cape-Coast

0332 132 100

0209 024149

 

Tsito/Ho

0303 938 851

 

Koforidua

0342 290 824

 

Wa

0392 022 189

0200 737 910

 

Kumasi

0322 023 726

 

Sunyani

0352 027 153

 

 

 

 

Fao-Thiaroye Processing Technique (FTT) Fish Smoking Project Results Dissemination Seminar (University of Ghana)

Starting August 30, 2017 - Ending August 30, 2018
 

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana (Ghana) and Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, University of Ghent (Belgium) wishes to invite you to a one-day research finding dissemination seminar on the “Safety of Smoked Fish in Ghana Using the FAO-Thiaroye Processing Technique (FTT)”.

FAO launched a new innovation in fish smoking called the FAO-Thiaroye Technique (FTT) in 2014 in Ghana. This was to address the weaknesses of the existing ovens such as the Chorkor Smoker with regards to food safety and the drudgery associated with the traditional smoking methods. The main objective of this innovation was to reduce polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) to standards set by the Codex Alimentarius Commission for smoked fish and also to ensure food safety and minimize post-harvest losses among small-scale fishers.

The purpose of this seminar is to share the findings of the research with stakeholders in the food safety and fisheries value chain in Ghana. Please find attached the concept note with agenda for your perusal.

The details of the seminar are as follows:

 

Date: Friday: 8th September, 2017

Venue: University of Ghana ISSER Conference Hall, Legon

Time: 8:30 am – 1.00 pm

We would be grateful to receive your confirmation of participation by 31st August 2017 through the following email address: Ms. Grace Charway (Grace.Charway@fao.org), Ms. Abigail Kanyi (Abigail.Kanyi@fao.org) and Mr Kennedy Bomfeh (kbomfeh@gmail.com). We look forward to your valuable participation and contribution to enrich this discourse in this important seminar.

 

With kind regards,

 

Mr Abebe Haile Gabriel

Regional Programme Leader for Africa/

FAO Representative to Ghana

FAO Regional Office for Africa/RAF

Tel.: +233 302610930 Ext. 42100

Website: www.fao.org/africa

 

 

 

 

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

Starting August 25, 2017 - Ending August 25, 2018

The Univesity community is informed that the Department of Computer Science is organising I.T. Professional Certificate Short Courses as follows:

Course Starts : September 18, 2017

Venue: Department of Computer Science Library (Near Maths Dept.)

Deadline for Registration: September 16, 2017

 

 

Please click here for further details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Abstracts - Centre for Ageing Studies

Starting August 21, 2017 - Ending August 21, 2018

The Centre for Ageing Studies as part of organizing its First Annual International Research Conference invites the University community to submit an Abstract as follows:

Dates:         Monday & Tuesday 2nd - 3rd October, 2017

Venue:        Great Hall, University of Ghana, Legon

THEME:     Multidisciplinary Approach to Ageing Research across the Lifespan

Abstracts should be submitted to cfas@ug.edu.gh by 5th September, 2017.

Abstracts must be a maximum 250 words and include the names and affiliations of all authors. Presenting author’s name must be underlined.

For enquiries send message to:  cfas@ug.edu.gh

For more details, contact:    Vida: +233 (0) 20 41 1 6110; -

                                            Anna: +233 (0)27 011 6 119 –

         Priscilla: +233 (0) 27 252 1094

 

Sponsors - Centre for Ageing Studies, College of Humanities - Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) 17th Triennial Symposium - August 8 – 13, 2017

Starting August 8, 2017 - Ending August 8, 2018

The Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, in partnership with Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) will host for the first time in Africa the 2017 ACASA 17th Triennial Symposium at the University of Ghana, Legon from Tuesday, 8th – Sunday, 13th August 2017.

The Opening Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 9th August, 2017 at 8.30am at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Honourable Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State for Tertiary Education is the Special Guest of Honour. He will deliver the opening address and officially open the 2017 ACASA Triennial.

The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Atta Kwami, Artist. (Formerly of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology)

ACASA facilitates communication among scholars, teachers, students, artists, museum specialists, collectors, and all others interested in the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. Its goals are to promote greater understanding of African material and expressive culture in all its forms, and to encourage contact and collaboration with African and Diaspora artists and scholars.

This historic Triennial Symposium, expected to be attended by over 350 international and national participants, will provide a unique opportunity for African artists and art historians on the African continent to connect with colleagues from across the world.

For more information contact the Conference Manager Mr. Akunu Dake, Chief Executive Officer, HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT on Cell: 0244 693 827, Tel. 0302 760441, 0302 798184, Email: akunudake@yahoo.com

All are cordially invited

 

 

Please click here for event poster 

 

 

Notice to Shortlisted Applicants of the College of Health Sciences

Starting August 8, 2017 - Ending August 8, 2018

You have been shortlisted for the entrance examination for enrolment into the College of Health Sciences. Please pay a non-refundable processing fee of GHc 100.00 cash in to the College of Health Sciences (CHS Account no. 0160094485604301 at any Ecobank branch). The date for the entrance examination is Friday, 11th August, 2017 at 8:00am, at the following venues:

  • GCB Exams Hall, University of Ghana, Legon (Medicine, Dental)
  • New N Block, University of Ghana, Legon (School of Biomedical & Allied Health Sciences)
  • Old N Block, University of Ghana, Legon (Nursing/ Pharmacy)
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of SurgeryBachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (A-Levels)
Bachelor of Dental SurgeryBachelor of Science in Nursing
School of Biomedical and Allied Health SciencesSchool of Pharmacy
  • BSc Dietetics
  • BSc Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc Radiography
  • BSc Respiratory Therapy
 
  

Bring along pencil, eraser, calculator and any form of ID.     

Applicants are expected to make payment in their own name and submit pay-in-slips at the above examination centers.

Those who are unable to pay into the account can make payment only at the School of Pharmacy on the day of examination.

Candidates should desist from dealing with or paying monies to people peddling as middlemen of the College under the pretext of assisting them to gain admission.

Candidates who contravene do so at their own risk and if found out may be debarred from participating in the admissions process.

Thank you.

MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

Laboratory Animal Science Course

Starting August 1, 2017 - Ending August 1, 2018

The Department of Animal Science, School of Agriculture and the Department of Animal Experimentation, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Department of Animals in Society and Science, Division of Animal Welfare and Laboratory Animal Science, University Utrecht, Netherlands, is organizing a two-week intensive course in Laboratory Animal Science from the 23rd October to 3rd November, 2017.

 

Please click here for more details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Workshop: Qualitative Methods in Public Health Evaluation

Starting August 1, 2017 - Ending August 1, 2018

International Workshop: Qualitative Methods in Public Health Evaluation

October 22 – 28, 2017

Accra, Ghana

USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation Project is pleased to announce the international workshop on “Qualitative Methods in Public Health Evaluation,” for English speaking professionals. The workshop is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University of Ghana and MEASURE Evaluation, in collaboration with the Global Evaluation and Monitoring Network for Health (GEMNet-Health). The one-week course will be held October 22 – 28, 2017 in Accra, Ghana.

Taught in English, the course is designed for mid-level health professionals, administrators, program managers, and other professionals involved in the implementation and evaluation of public health programs.  The course provides intensive, hands-on training in qualitative research methods in evaluation with an emphasis on moving beyond basic concepts to explore important considerations of qualitative methods in the context of rigorous evaluation. This is an intermediate level course.

The total course fee is USD 2,485 inclusive of the workshop tuition, accommodation, partial board (breakfast daily and lunch on days when the workshop is in session), and round-trip airport transfers. 

Applications must be submitted to University of Ghana by August 31, 2017.   

A limited number of bursaries will be funded by MEASURE Evaluation for qualified candidates from low and middle income countries. 

Please find a brochure and application form attached. This announcement is not only intended to serve as a means of informing you of the availability of the program, but also to ask for referrals of applicants. There may be promising employees working in monitoring and evaluation of public health programs who would be able to increase their contributions to this field in your country by enhancing their qualitative evaluation skills by attending this workshop.  We would appreciate your forwarding this announcement to potential applicants. 

For more information, contact the MEASURE Evaluation Training Officer: email: measure_training@unc.edu, or visit MEASURE Evaluation's website at www.measureevaluation.org/measure/training

 

Please click here to download the application forms: 

Please click here for the details:

 

 

Call For Applications - MPhil Fellowship Programme

Starting July 31, 2017 - Ending July 31, 2018
Background
The University of Ghana is to receive funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation of New York to implement a project titled “Enhancing Capacity and Postgraduate Education in the Humanities at the University of Ghana” (ENCAPEH-UG) from 2017-2018 academic year. The purpose of the project is to enhance University of Ghana’s capacity and postgraduate training in the Humanities.
 
The focus of the fellowship is on the following disciplines/units:
1. Languages (including English, Linguistics, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Kiswahili and Russian);
2. Arts (including Philosophy and Classics, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, the Study of Religions and History);
3. Performing Arts (including Dance, Music and Theatre Arts);
4. African Studies.
 
Eligibility
An applicant for the MPhil Fellowships must:
1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in any of the disciplines mentioned above;
2. Have excellent academic credentials and must demonstrate commitment to pursue an academic career.
 
Application Guidelines
Each applicant should submit the following:
1. A Completed Application Form. Forms can be downloaded using this link
2. An offer of admission from the Graduate School, University of Ghana, to pursue an MPhil Degree.
3. An applicant without an offer of admission from the University of Ghana can still apply; however
the award will be disbursed only when the awardee has received
4. An updated CV.
5. Names and contact details of three referees.
6. Certified copies of First Degree and other relevant certificates.
7. MPhil research proposal of not more than 2 pages clearly outlining the background, objectives,
scope and methodology.
8. A work plan and a budget attached as separate sheets
 
The deadline for submission of applications is 5.00 p.m on Monday August 21, 2017, 2017.
Applications should be sent to:
Mrs. Afia Serwaa Attrams
College of Humanities
ENCAPEH-UG Project Office, University of Ghana, BOX LG 1173, Legon
Email: ENCAPEH-UG@ug.edu.gh Phone : 0204967921
 
The funding is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees of the Andrew Mellon Foundation

Download MPhil Fellowship Application Form

 

 

Call For Applications - PHD Fellowship Programme

Starting July 31, 2017 - Ending July 31, 2018
Background
The University of Ghana is to receive funding from the Andrew Mellon Foundation of New York to implement a project titled “Enhancing Capacity and Postgraduate Education in the Humanities at the University of Ghana” (ENCAPEH-UG) from the 2017-2018 academic year. The purpose of the project is to enhance University of Ghana’s capacity and post-graduate training in the Humanities.

 
The focus of the fellowship is on the following disciplines/units:
1. Languages (including English, Linguistics, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Kiswahili and
Russian);
2. Arts (including Philosophy and Classics, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, the Study of Religions
and History);
3. Performing Arts (including Dance, Music and Theatre Arts);
4. African Studies

 
Eligibility
An applicant for the PhD Fellowships must:
1. Hold an MPhil Degree in any of the disciplines listed above, or in a related field.
2. Have excellent academic credentials and demonstrate commitment to pursue an academic career.

 
Application Guidelines
Each applicant should submit the following:
1. A Completed Application Form. Forms can be downloaded using this link
2. An offer of admission from the Graduate School, University of Ghana, to pursue a PhD Degree.
3. An applicant without an offer of admission from the University of Ghana can still apply; however,
the award will be disbursed only when the awardee has received admission to University of Ghana.
4. An updated CV
5. Names and contact details of three referees.
6. Certified copies of First Degree and MPhil certificates.
7. PhD research proposal of not more than 3 pages clearly outlining the background, objectives, scope
and methodology.
8. A work plan and a budget attached as separate sheets.

 
The deadline for submission of applications is 5.00 p.m on Monday August 21, 2017
Applications should be sent to:
Mrs. Afia Serwaa Attrams
College of Humanities
ENCAPEH-UG Project Office, University of Ghana, BOX LG 1173, Legon
Email: ENCAPEH-UG@ug.edu.gh Phone: 0204967921
 
The funding is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees of the Andrew Mellon Foundation
 

Click To Download PHD Application Form

 

 

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

Starting July 26, 2017 - Ending July 26, 2018

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 2017/2018 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:

·         Indicate their area(s) of specialization

·         Attach detailed or indicative research proposal with budget

·         Attach their current CV

·         Attach academic transcripts (undergraduate and postgraduate)

·         Declare other sources of funding available to them

Applications with supporting documents must be sent through the respective Heads of Departments to the College Secretary’s Office by Thursday, 14th September, 2017.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training Workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Starting July 26, 2017 - Ending July 26, 2018

The Technology Development and Transfer Centre of the Office of Research, Innovation and Development is organising a three (3) day training workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.

Details are as follows:

Date:     6th - 8th September 2017

Venue:  Conference Room, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research

Time:     9:00am - 4:00pm each day

Topics to be addressed include:

I.            Intellectual property rights

II.           Importance of patent information search for researchers

III.          Engaging industry on academic research and development projects

IV.          Research and development contracts and agreements

V.           Knowledge exchange and commercialisation

VI.          Technology transfer and commercialisation

VII.         Entrepreneurship

VIII.        Business plan fundamentals

IX.          Pitching of innovation/ technologies

 

Interested person should kindly access the link https://goo.gl/forms/oe8aq2DykFXzv5oi1 to register. For additional information please contact us on 0303930436 / IP Phone -2717 or via email at orid-tdtc@ug.edu.gh

 

 

Sports Directorate Holds Kids Summer School

Starting July 25, 2017 - Ending July 25, 2018

The Sports Directorate will commence a 7-week kids summer school from Tuesday, 25th July, 2017 to Friday, 1st September, 2017 at the University of Ghana Sports Directorate. This is the second year running after a splendid edition in 2017.

All Staff of UG are invited as a big discount awaits UG community.

Rationale

The rationale for the Sports Directorate Kids Summer School (SD-KSS) is to imbibe in the kids healthy living and promote swimming and Taekwondo sport skills at a tender age. The SD-KSS also affords the kids to distress and do some extracurricular activities entirely different from what they usually do in school or at home. The parents can still go on with their daily activities as if their kids were in school.

Sports Directorate Commitment to Healthy and Quality Life

The Sports Directorate through its programmes is very committed in providing quality services and building a culture of exercise and training to keep its clientele (across all ages) healthy and strong to contribute to the community and themselves.

Activities

The summer school for kids entails Swimming, Taekwondo, Cross Fit and Training Games. The programme starts at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. The age category for the lessons is between 5 years and 15 years.

Preparation and Safety

Mr. Daniel Opare Okyere, Head of Fitness and Wellness Unit of the Sports Directorate, is happy about preparations so far, thanking management of the Sports Directorate and also upbeat of an improved summer school this year. He assures parents and guardians about the safety of their wards and entreats parents and guardians to enroll their wards this year to give the kids a different variety and spice to their vacations.

The cost of the program is highly subsidized for UG community members to make it affordable and increase mass participation by all.

 

Click here to view publicity flyer for the event

 

 

Live Streaming of July 2017 Congregation Ceremonies

Starting July 21, 2017 - Ending July 21, 2018

It is announced that the 2017 July Congregation Ceremonies will be streamed live on the University of Ghana YouTube channel and the University of Ghana website

Please click the links below to access the streams

 

Friday 21st July 2017 - Morning Session

                                    Afternoon Session

 

Saturday 22nd July 2017 - Morning Session

                                          Afternoon Session

 

 

 

 

Invitation to Participate in 3rd Ghana Renewable Energy Fair

Starting July 21, 2017 - Ending July 21, 2018

The Energy Commission announces for the information of the academic community the “3rd Ghana Renewable Energy Fair”.

Details are as follows:

Theme: Renewable Energy: An Engine for Distributed Wealth Creation

Date: 10th - 12th October, 2017

Venue:  Accra International Conference Centre (AICC)

Researchers interested in exhibiting technologies in renewable energy or other technologies should kindly contact the Technology Development and Transfer Centre of the Office of Research, Innovation and Development. You can reach as on telephone number 0303930436; IP Phone 2717 or via email at orid-tdtc@ug.edu.gh

 

 

Interview Schedule For Post-First Degree LL.B Candidates From July 31-August 3, 2017

Starting July 20, 2017 - Ending July 20, 2018

 

Date:   July 31-August 3, 2017

 

MONDAY MORNING (8:30A.M)

  

    GROUP A

  1. ABABIO BAABA
  2. ABDAL-SULLEYMAN HAFIZ
  3. ABDUL NASIR MUKTAR HEBAH
  4. ABDUL RAHMAN ABDUL RAUF
  5. ABDULAI ABDUL-GANNIYU
  6. ABUGRI PHEBE
  7. ABUGRI RITA SYDNEY
  8. ACHEAMPONG GLORIA
  9. ACHEAMPONG STEWART MENSAH
  10. ADADEVOH SELINAM AMENYO
  11. ADAMS FRANK ABEKU
  12. ADDO PEARL BAFFOUR
  13. ADEKURAH JUDITH
  14. ADIBU BERNARD OHENE

  GROUP B

  1. ADIKO PEARL SELORM
  2. ADJADI FECHIN ROBERT
  3. ADJEI MARLICK
  4. ADJEI OSCAR
  5. ADOFO LAMIKAI NAA
  6. ADOKOH HARRIET HANN
  7. ADU ANNA MINTAA
  8. ADU EUNICE ANIMWAA
  9. ADU KOFI TAWIAH
  10. ADZEI FRANCIS ANDERSON
  11. ADZORLOLO STEPHEN
  12. ADZOTOR KWASI SEMENYO
  13. AGBENYEGAH JUDITH ADZOYOO
  14. AGBEVADE SEDINAM AMA

 

MONDAY AFTERNOON (1:30 P.M)

  
   GROUP A
  1. AGUISSI FORTUNE EFUA
  2. AGYEMAN DUAH JUSTICE
  3. AGYENIM-BOATENG LAWRENCE
  4. AGYEPONG LOIS ADDO
  5. AHIADOME PEPERTUAL DZIDEFO
  6. AHMED FAROUTA FATIMA ZAHRA
  7. AIDOO DOREEN
  8. AKABUA ELSIE SEYRAM
  9. AKAKPO BENJAMIN
  10. AKOETEY DENNIS YAO
  11. AKORTIA EDNA
  12. AKPALOO PASCAL ELORM
  13. AKUTAM SELINA

 

   GROUP B
  1. AKYEA-BOBI NUKUNU
  2. ALHASSAN ABDUL WAHID
  3. AL-HASSAN HAMIDA
  4. AMANOR DAVIDSTON
  5. AMANOR KING GEORGE
  6. AMEDZE RAYMOND
  7. AMEMATE AMELIA
  8. AMENORHU FELIX YAO
  9. AMEYI MARIAN ELI
  10. AMPAH CLARA
  11. AMPAH EDNA NANA ADWOA
  12. AMPAH ELVIS OKYERE
  13. AMPONSAH DAVID NANA KWASI

 

TUESDAY MORNING (8:30 A.M)

  
   GROUP A
  1. ANKRAH NII OTENGKORANG
  2. ANKU MILLICENT SENA
  3. ANNAN BERLINDA NAA DEDEI
  4. ANNAN-PRA DEBORAH
  5. ANOMH MAAME ADJOA AFIYE
  6. ANORTEY LEONARD ISAAC
  7. ANSAH FRANK KWADWO
  8. ANSAH JOHN YAW
  9. ANSAH PAULINA OFEIBEA
  10. ANYOMI LOVEMARK ADZO
  11. APAU KWASI OPOKU
  12. APPIAH AUGUSTINE AKWASI
  13. APPIAH MICHAEL KWABENA
  14. APPIAH STELLA OSEI
    GROUP B
  1. APPIAH-ABOAGYE ALEXANDER
  2. ARMOOH JESSICA OWUSUA
  3. ARYEE AMANDA
  4. ASAFO-ADJEI JENNIFER
  5. ASAMOAH BENJAMIN
  6. ASAMOAH JUSTICE
  7. ASAMOAH SAMUEL
  8. ASAMPANA RUTH
  9. ASANTE ERNESTINA
  10. ASARE AGGREY FRANCIS
  11. ASARE LYDIA DEDO
  12. ASARE VIVIAN MONICA
  13. ASHIABI SENA
  14. ASHIE MICHAEL EDWARD

 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON (1:30P.M)

  
   GROUP A
  1. ASHKAR REEMA
  2. ASIAWO PHILIP KWABLAH
  3. ASSIFUAH MONICA ANNA
  4. ATTACHIE CYNTHIA SELASSIE
  5. AWERE MARGARET
  6. AWUAH ABIGAIL SAKAA
  7. AYAMDOO MATHEW AWINE
  8. AYAMGA LUKE ADONBIRE
  9. AYAMGA VICTOR
  10. AYARIGAH OSMAN ABDULAI
  11. AYISI MARIETTA ASABEA
  12. AZURE VICTOR NSOH
  13. BAAH KWAME
  GROUP B
  1. BAAH SEFIAMOR
  2. BADOMBIE GEORGINA
  3. BADOO JOAN HANSEN
  4. BADU JNR FRANKLIN
  5. BAFFUOR CLEMENT GYAWU
  6. BAMFO NANA AFUA BAMFOA
  7. BARFI JOYCE OWUSUA
  8. BART-PLANGE DEBORAH
  9. BERCHIE RAPHAEL KWADWO
  10. BOADI ATTAFUAH ROLAND
  11. BOAFOH SEKYIWAAH EUNICE
  12. BOAKYE ISAAC
  13. BOAKYE JEFFREY KWAKU
  

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING (8:30A.M)

  
    GROUP A
  1. BOATENG ABENA LORRAINE
  2. BOBRKUU DEERYKOG
  3. BOSSO-KING LAWSON
  4. BOTCHWAY WILLIAMS OFFEI
  5. BOYE JANET ADOLEY
  6. BRAKO AUGUSTINE
  7. BREMPONG-ANKU JENNIFER DZIEDZORM
  8. BUKARI ABDUL-KUDUS
  9. CAESAR KORKOR CLEMENTINA
  10. CHRISTINE EARIE YIELEH-CHIREH
  11. DADZIE MICHAELA
  12. DEBRA CHRISTIAN DZIGBORDI
  13. DEBRA JAMES MCKEOWN

14. DONKOR KWADWO BOAKYE

   GROUP B
  1. DOTSE HORLALI DOREEN
  2. DOTSE JAMES
  3. DUAH ISAAC KWABENA
  4. DUORINAAH JUVENTUS
  5. DZAH WORLANYO KWASI SOLOMON
  6. DZAMEFE EMMANUEL KAFUI
  7. DZIKPEHLO WISDOM
  8. EDITH VANESSA KHARTEY
  9. EDZII JULIANA ABOKUMA
  10. ELIASON ALBERT KWAW
  11. ENNIN GIDEON
  12. ENNINFUL ATO
  13. FIAGBENU EMMANUEL JAMES ATIEMO
  14. FIALOR PRINCE GILBERT

 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON(1:30 P.M)

  
    GROUP A
  1. FIANKO COMFORT
  2. FREDERICK APIA
  3. FUGAH GEORGETTE EMEFA
  4. GAWU JAMES MAWULI
  5. GBEILA ALIU WAHAB
  6. GHARTEY ELIZABETH DINA
  7. HANSEN-ADDY DAVIDA ANNE
  8. HINSON EMMANUELLA
  9. IBRAHIM HAFIZ-DEEN
  10. IDDRISU ADAM
  11. JENGRE ENOCH
  12. JORDOR JACQUES

13. KANYOKE IRENE

    GROUP B
  1. KENNY PAUL LAWER
  2. KISSIEDU SAMUEL
  3. KLAYSON JENNIFER YAYRA
  4. KODJOE LILLIAN TERRKO
  5. KUKAH ALEXANDE K. A.
  6. KUMI FLORA NAA KORDEI
  7. KYERAAH DOROTHY
  8. LATSEY WILLIAM KOFI
  9. LEDI DANIEL
  10. MARKWEI MERCY TSOTSOO
  11. MARTEY BERNICE NIKKI
  12. MAURO PAAKWESI SEIDU
  13. MBIBA DANIEL NTANAAH

 

THURSDAY MORNING (8:30A.M)

  
   GROUP A
  1. MENKA EUNICE YAWA
  2. MENSAH ELIZABETH BOAHEMAA
  3. MENSAH LENICE NAA TSHAKOR
  4. MINTAH SARAH
  5. MIREKU EDWARDTA AKUA BOAMAH
  6. NENEGBE IRENE AKU-SIKA
  7. NSAFUL ESI OWUBAA
  8. NTI FRANK KWAKU ANTWI
  9. NTIAMOAH BETTY
  10. NYALETEY YAWA NAYORM
  11. NYANTE MICHAEL DESMOND
  12. NYARKO GLORIA
  13. NYARKO SOLOMON

14. ODOI HORACE CLAUD ALLAN

   GROUP B
  1. OFORI NICHOLAS KWADZO
  2. OFORIWAA-ASEIDU ADWOA ATTAA
  3. OHENE HEPHZIBAH NAMAWU
  4. OKAI ATUKWEI
  5. OKAITEH VALERIE AWO-DEDE
  6. OKOAMPAH ABENA SAKYIBEA
  7. OKYERE DARKO CATHERINE
  8. ONWONA JANICE EFIA
  9. OPARE ALBERT
  10. OPOKU-BONSU ANGELA
  11. ORACCA-TETTEH LESLEY
  12. OSEI-OWUSU AMANDA
  13. OSEKRE EDWIN ADJETEY
  14. OSMAN SHAFIC

 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON (1:30 P.M)

  
     GROUP A
  1. OWIREDU-AIDOO EBO ASSIREDU
  2. OWUSU GODWIN SELASE
  3. OWUSU REGINA
  4. OWUSU-FRIMPONG MICHAEL
  5. OWUSU-PREMPEH BOAKYE AKUA
  6. PATTY MARYAM
  7. PEWU LINDA
  8. PLANCE RAPHAEL AN-NUNANG
  9. PLANGE MARGUERITA NAA TSAAKOR TAYLOR
  10. POKU ZELDA MARIA
  11. PRISCILLA HAGAN
  12. SAIBU BERNARD NAASARA
  13. SALIA MAAMA
  14. SALIA MILDRED SONGSORE
  GROUP B
  1. SALLEY KATUMI
  2. SAMLAFO EDEM YAO
  3. SARBAH KENNETH NII KWEI
  4. SARKODIE RICHMOND
  5. SERBEH-BOATENG JUDE
  6. SUMANI GIFTY HAJA
  7. TEI-KWAPONG PATRICIA
  8. TENU CHEERFUL
  9. TIA ROBERT SULE
  10. TORGBUI MICHAEL
  11. VITOH PRISCILLA AKUA
  12. WARAKA ANDREWS KWADZO ASIAM
  13. YEBOAH FELIX AKOSAH

 

Invitation to participate in the Eighth Sunyani Technical University Research Conference

Starting July 19, 2017 - Ending July 19, 2018

The Sunyani Technical University has the pleasure to invite the University community in the Eighth Research Conference of Sunyani Technical University as follows:

Date: From 23rd to 25th July, 2017

Theme: Conversion of Polytechnics into Technical Universities; a national approach towards job creation and accelerated  development.

Venue: University’s Conference Hall

 

All are cordially invited

 

 

 

 

 

 

Novartis Leadership to visit University of Ghana

Starting July 17, 2017 - Ending July 17, 2018

Dr. Fareed Miraz (Head of Research, Novartis Foundation) and Dr. Ann Aerts (Head, Novartis Foundation) will visit University of Ghana as scheduled below:

Date: From 19 to 21 July, 2017

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Venue: School of Public Health Auditorium

Please click here for the detail:

 

 

 

 

 

2017 International Conference on Public Administration (12th ICPA) & International Symposium on West African Studies (1st ISWAS)

Starting July 17, 2017 - Ending July 17, 2018

The University of Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), University of Cape Coast and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) invites Faculty and graduate students to submit research papers for the 2017 International Conference on Public Administration (ICPA) to be held between 14 and 17 November 2017 in Accra and Cape Coast. 

Paper Abstract Due:  July 31, 2017 

Full Paper Due:  August 31, 2017

Paper Acceptance Notification by: Before September 30, 2017 

Registration Fee (in USD):

2017 ICPA: Non-ASPA Member $250,  ASPA Member $200, Student $150

2017 ISWAS: Non-ASPA Member $200,  ASPA Member $150, Student $100

For submission of papers, visit

https://www.aconf.org/conf_94758.2017_International_Conference_on_Public_Administration_&_International_Symposium_onWest_African_Studies

Paper Authors/Submitters have their own options to attend either 2017 ICPA from November 14 to 16 at Accra or 2017 ISWAS on November 17 at Cape Coast or both with differentiated registration fees.

Dr. William Baah-Boateng

Coordinator

 

 

 

Submission of 2016/2017 Performance Appraisal Forms for all Junior and Senior Staff

Starting July 12, 2017 - Ending July 12, 2018

Attention: Central Administration

Please click the link below for the details:

www.ug.edu.gh.hrodd/forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAU 2017 Conference

Starting July 11, 2017 - Ending July 11, 2018

The International Association of Universities 2017 Conference and Global Meeting of Associations come off as follows:

Theme: Leadership for a Changing Public Private Higher Education Funding Landscape

Date:    17 - 20 October, 2017

Venue: ISSER Conference Hall

 

 

 

University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) - Request for Expression of Interest

Starting July 4, 2017 - Ending July 4, 2018

The University of Ghana Medical Centre is seeking to outsource various categories of its services to service providers. 

Interested suppliers may visit the University of Ghana Medical Centre Website at www.ugmc.ug.edu.gh for details of the range of services being offered.

Closing date for the receipt of the applications shall be 5pm on Friday, 14th July, 2017

University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) - Job Vacancies

Starting July 4, 2017 - Ending July 4, 2018

The University of Ghana Medical Centre, a unit of the University of Ghana, is seeking to recruit various categories of staff for its operations.

Interested applicants should visit the UGMC website www.ugmc.ug.edu.gh for on-line application forms.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 14th July, 2017.

Research/Scholarship Positions - ISSER

Starting June 27, 2017 - Ending June 27, 2018

The Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peace building (CCDP) of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is pleased to invite self-motivated and promising persons to fill the following positions:  

POSITIONS:   

 a) Postdoctoral Researcher/Researcher - Law (50%)

 b) Postdoctoral Researcher/Researcher – Economics (50%)

 c) PhD Research Position – Economics (100%)

 d) PhD Research Position/Research Masters – Law (100%)

for the project entitled “Curbing Illicit Financial Flows from Resource-rich Developing Countries: Improving Natural Resource Governance to Finance the SDGs”, funded by the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme), a joint initiative of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Start date: 1 September 2017  

POSTDOC/RESEARCHER - LAW

Tasks and responsibilities:

  •  Work closely with Elisabeth Bürgi and the law post-doc position at the University of Bern on the legal aspects pertaining to the study of illicit financial flows, including (but not limited to):
  •  The structure of the Ghanaian tax regime in general, the collection of data on tax payments and tariffs, and an analysis of tax regulations on different levels of governance (and related to  both direct and indirect taxes); and
  •  The study of institutional practices to deal with trade and transfer mispricing, including issues of data exchange, engagement with international organisations and initiatives (such as social    corporate responsibility policy and human rights-related tax jurisdiction).
  • Make inputs into the organisation of meetings, conferences and other project outputs; 
  • Contribute to the publication of academic papers, policy briefs and training materials, including co-authored deliverables with other r4d team members; and
  • Collaborate, under the guidance of Fred Dzanku in Accra and Gilles Carbonnier in Geneva, with the entire international project team on all research-related tasks necessary for the           successful implementation of this project.

 Requirements

  • PhD in Law (including a track record in jurisprudence and preferably also tax law);
  • Excellent English-language writing, drafting, and communication skills;
  • A proven interest/expertise in the field of natural resource governance, commodity trade, development finance or other fields related to the research project;
  • Strong organization, coordination and communication skills; and
  • Ability to work under time pressure, meet multiple deadlines, and work both autonomously and in a participatory manner within an interdisciplinary team.

B) POSTDOC/RESEARCHER - ECONOMICS

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Take the lead in desk research and expert interviews, data compilation, dataset construction and quantitative analysis to ascertain the volume of commodity trade-related IFFs based on solid data and methods;
  • Contribute to the development of a trade-related IFFs database;
  • Make inputs into organisation of meetings, conferences and other project outputs; 
  • Contribute to the publication of academic papers, policy briefs and training materials, including co-authored deliverables with other r4d team members; and
  • Collaborate, under the guidance of Fred Dzanku in Accra and Gilles Carbonnier in Geneva, with the entire international project team on all research-related tasks necessary for the successful implementation of this project.

Requirements

  • PhD in Economics or related programme;
  • Excellent English-language writing, drafting, and communication skills;
  • Proven interest/expertise in the field of natural resource governance, commodity trade, development finance or other fields related to the research project;
  • Experience with the compilation and management of large datasets (command of relevant software packages);
  • Strong organization, coordination and communication skills; and
  • Ability to work under time pressure, meet multiple deadlines, and work both autonomously and in a participatory manner within an interdisciplinary team.

C) PHD RESEARCH POSITION/SCHOLARSHIP – ECONOMICS

Requirements

  1. Applicants should be a PhD student in Economics or related programmes.
  2. Should have completed their PhD Comprehensive Examinations and confirmed as a PhD candidate in an area relevant to the project. Fresh PhD applicants who demonstrate extra competence with relevant materials may apply.
  3. Strong quantitative analysis background will be an advantage.
  4. Knowledge and experience in the project area.

D) PHD RESEARCH POSITION/RESEARCH MASTERS – LAW (100%)

Requirements

  1. Applicants should either be pursuing a PhD or gained admission to a Master in Philosophy in Law or related programmes.
  2. PhD student applicants should have completed their Comprehensive Examinations and confirmed as a PhD candidate in an area relevant to the project. Fresh PhD applicants who demonstrate extra competence with relevant materials may apply.
  3. Knowledge and experience in the project area.
  4. Strong grasp of the regulatory environment pertinent to the project.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested persons should send a one-page letter of motivation and curriculum vitae via email to the following addresses ablay-abiti@ug.edu.gh/fdzanku@gmail.com. The subject for your application should be that of the position you are applying. For example “Postdoc/Researcher – Economics”.

Vice Chancellor's Occasional Lecture

Starting June 27, 2017 - Ending June 27, 2018

The University community is invited to the Vice Chancellor's Occasional Lecture as follows:

TopicAquaporin water channels: From atomic structure to malaria

Speaker: Prof. Peter Agre, MD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Date: Tuesday, July 42017

Time: 4:00 pm

Venue: ISSER Conference Centre

Chairman: Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu

Abstract

The pathway by which water rapidly crosses cell membranes was explained by discovery of the aquaporin water channel proteins. AQP1 confers red cells and proximal renal tubules with high water permeability. Present in renal collecting duct, AQP2 is regulated by vasopressin to protect against dehydration. AQP0 is expressed in lens fiber cells, and mutations cause cataracts. Brain edema after head injury involves AQP4 in astroglia, and autoantibodies to AQP4 cause episodic blindness and paralysis. AQP5 allows release of sweat, tears, and saliva. Glycerol release by AQP7 in adipocytes and uptake by AQP9 in liver maintains blood glucose levels during starvation. Plants express multiple aquaporins in rootlets, stems, and leaves. Full virulence of malaria and other parasites is dependent upon aquaporins. Efforts in labs around the world are seeking to target aquaporins for drug discovery as well as well as development of drought resistant crops.

Profile

Prof. Agre joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1981 and rose to the rank of Professor of Biological Chemistry and Professor of Medicine. Prof. Agre is presently Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, and since 2008 has served as Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He oversees 20 faculty research groups in Baltimore as well as field activities in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Dem Rep Congo.

In 2003, Prof. Agre shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering aquaporins, a family of water channel proteins found throughout nature. Referred to as “the plumbing system for cells,” aquaporins are responsible for numerous physiological processes in humans and are implicated in multiple clinical disorders including malaria.

Prof. Agre is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine for which he chaired the Committee on Human Rights. From 2009-2011, Prof. Agre served as President and chair of the Board of Advisors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science when he became active in science diplomacy. He continues to lead groups of US scientists to countries including North Korea, Myanmar, Iran, and Cuba.

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.