The chiefs and people of Agona Asafo in the Central Region have installed the Vice President of Auburn University, Alabama, United States of America as Nkosuohene (development chief).
The newly installed chief, known in private life as Dr. Royrickers Cook was given the stool name Nana Kwesi Cook I.
Giving the background to the installation, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro said during a visit to Alabama, Dr. Cook expressed interest in the development of Africa so he in- turn invited him to Asafo so that he would help with the development of the town. Prof. Oduro, who is a native of the town, indicated the people readiness to cooperate with Dr. Cook to enhance the standard of living of the people.
Daniel François Díaz, the Director & International Student Advisor of the Study Abroad Office at Guilford College, paid a visit to the UCC from 16th to 17th March, 2017. Guilford College, North Carolina, USA, and UCC has had a long history of exchanges which has made such a partnership a very successful one. Among the many reasons for this visit included;
1. To get acquainted and become familiar with all involved in the Guilford-UCC Programme.
2. To discuss the decline in the number of students coming to UCC from Guilford College.
The Centre for International Education held one of its bi-annual Study Abroad Fairs at the Parliament grounds on the 1st of February, 2017. The Fair began at 10:00am and lasted throught to 4:00pm. The Fair was as an avenue for students of the University to learn about the many opportunities that exist for them to participate in the Exchange programme, as well as the many Summer Programmes offered by a number of universities outside Ghana.
Many students visited the stands to learn of these opportunities and take advantage of them.
Universidad Pontificia Comillas is organizing Specialized Summer Courses, as well as the Spanish Language course.
The 2017 Specialized International Courses will be offered in Madrid from May 29 to June 23, 2017. These courses, taught in Spanish, will be in the fields of Commerce, Business Management, Marketing, Law, Business Strategies, Engineering, and Ethics and Human Rights. The courses have a duration of four weeks, with a total of 90 class hours. The deadline for applications is April 30.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC), through the facilitation of the Centre for International Education (CIE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IOB) of the University of Antwerp (UA) in Belgium.
Aside pursuing academic partnership programmes between the two institutions, the MoU also makes it possible for UCC post-graduate students to apply to be considered for post-graduate studies under the Mastermind Scholarships being funded by the Flemish Universities and Colleges Board (VLUHR) in Belgium.
The Centre for International Education is currently hosting a number of student groups from around the world for various Study Abroad Summer Programmes.
At the moment, there is a group from Grand Valley State University, led by Dr. Amy Masko that will be studying different topics including Ghanaian Drumming and Dance for the four weeks at the University of Cape Coast.
Yet another group from Kennesaw State University, Georgia, will be studying at UCC for up to six weeks.
The CADFP offers short-term fellowships to African universities and African-born academics residing in the United States and Canada. The program funds collaborative projects of 14 to 90 days in the areas of curriculum co-development, graduate student teaching/mentoring and research. Projects are completed in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. Accredited public and private universities are eligible in all host countries. A few notes to clarify the way the program works:
The Norwegian organization Kulturstudier (Culture Studies) is offering scholarships to a one semester’s university undergraduate course in Global Environmental Studies in Cape Coast, Ghana.
The program is offered in cooperation with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, which issues internationally transferable university credits (30 ECTS credits - European
Credit Transfer System)*. Applicants must have completed at least one year of university studies.
The Centre for International Education organised a dinner to celebrate the end of the 2015/2016 Academic year. The dinner was for all international students, Friends of Internationals Volunteers, Exchange Students, and Exchange Alumni. Awards were presented to deserving students for academic excellence and recognition for hardwork and excellent leadership.
The Centre for International Education has been meeting senior members of the various faculties/schools of the University of Cape Coast to create awareness among members of the functions of the Centre and the opportunities that are available to staff/faculty and students. Full details coming up.
The Humanitarian Affairs UK and the Vietnam Government, would like to cordially invite 15 promising students to attend the 7th University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Hanoi, Vietnam from August 1 to 7, 2016.
"University of Cape Coast has been selected to be on our priority list as we are inviting universities worldwide who provide holistic learning opportunities for their students to become world-class global citizens and future leaders."
The APAIE Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the most well-known forums in the Asia-Pacific region for bringing together policy-makers and education experts from around the world to improve professional skills and learn about new developments in international education. The nine local host universities, led by the University of Melbourne, will welcome distinguished guests to the 11th Annual APAIE Conference from 29 February – 3 March, 2016, in Melbourne, Australia.
The Hanze Summer School is open to all students of the University of Cape Coast.
Courses are offered in a number of fields, ranging from business and communication to language training. Focus is on combining academic knowledge with practical application. As a result, you will not only have classes from their dedicated lecturers, but you will also experience the practical side of your study through field trips and business excursions.
Groningen is a wonderful city in which to spend a few weeks studying. With a population of 200,000, of which 50,000 are students, it is one of the top student cities in the Netherlands. You will feel right at home in our city and are guaranteed to have a stimulating learning experience.
The ERPA International Congresses on Education 2016 that will be held in Kazan Federal University, Kazan / Russian Federation from 2 to 5 June 2016. The conference will enable you to share your research with an international research community and to engage in discussion about the current issues in the field of education. Congress languages are English, Russian, and Turkish.
The Centre for International Education, Friends of Internationals (FOI) Volunteer programme seeks to provide support (academic and social) and assistance to international students to foster cultural exchange, global goodwill and friendships around the world. UCC students are invited to volunteer to assist exchange students find their way about on campus while forming linkages and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Become a friend of international students today!!!
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the University of Ghana (UG) in collaboration with the International Association of Universities (IAU) organised a one-day workshop on the internationalization of higher education on Thursday, 30th April 2015 at UCC.
The workshop was the climax of a week-long (28th – 30th April, 2015) visit by a four-member panel chaired by Prof. Leapetswe Malete, of the University of Botswana to UCC and UG. The panel, known as the Internationalization Strategy Advisory Services, was constituted by the International Association of Universities (IAU) to assist UCC and UG to review their Internationalization strategies. The members of the expert panel were: