ARUA and University of London have issued a statement signaling their intention to work together in developing cutting-edge research and graduate training. The signing ceremony took place at the University of Lagos on 14th November, 2023.
Author: Stella Amoa
The ARUA Board meeting at the University of Lagos today, 14th November 2023, approved the appointment of Professor John Owusu Gyapong as the new Secretary-General. A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana, Professor Gyapong will take over from Professor Ernest Aryeetey when he retires at the end of July 2024.
Vice-Chancellors of ARUA Member Universities are at the University of Lagos for a two-day meeting of the ARUA Board.
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ARUA Deputy Vice-Chancellors (DVCs) have held a meeting with their counterparts from The Guild of European Research-intensive Universities (The Guild) to review the progress of work since the epoch decision of their Vice Chancellors and Rectors/Presidents to set up 17 Clusters of Research Excellence (CoRE) in Brussels last June.
ARUA DVCs have recently interacted with representatives of the University of London (UoL) to discuss various options for increased collaboration in the area of graduate training.
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