University of Kassel Commends UCC for Fruitful Collaboration

The Executive Director of International Centre for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), University of Kassel, Prof. Dr. Christoph Scherrer, has said his University appreciates its collaboration with the University of Cape Coast.

Prof. Dr. Scherrer made this statement when he paid a courtesy call on the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, in his office. It would be recalled that UCC and University of Kassel signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2016 to run a joint summer PhD School. The 2018 edition of the Summer School is currently underway on campus.

Prof. Scherrer described the collaboration which started in 2016 as a positive experience.  He said University of Kassel was satisfied with the context in which the two Universities were working together.

He commended UCC for producing quality PhD graduate. “I am impressed about the quality of teaching and the maturity of students trained in this University” he said.

Responding, Prof. Oduro said the University was determined to become visible through such collaborations. He assured that management would continue to create the enabling environment to sustain the relationship.

Prof. Oduro commended the Institute for Development Studies and particularly expressed gratitude to Prof. Akua O. Britwum, for her efforts in making the collaboration a reality.

The visit was also used to sign an agreement for the organisation of joint conferences which forms an integral part of the MoU signed in 2016.

 Prof. Scherrer was accompanied by the Ag. Director of the Institute for Development Studies, Dr. Emmanuel Y. Tinkorang; former Director of CEGRAD, Prof. Akua O. Britwum and Coordinator of the Project, Dr. Angela Akorsu.