Project Coordination: Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

University of Oldenburg

The Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg was founded in 1973. Currently, about 16,000 students are enrolled, while the number of employees is almost 2,600. The university offers 71 degree programs in six faculties and a number of scientific centers. The University of Oldenburg is deeply rooted in the northwestern part of Germany’s coastal region. The university’s goal is to find answers to the major societal challenges of the present day – through cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. Key research areas are environment and sustainability, human and technology, psycology as well as society and education.

Partner University: University of Ghana

University of Ghana

The University of Ghana is the premier university in Ghana. It was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research. The student population currently stands at over 63,000. The University is decentralized into four (4) colleges viz. College of Basic and Applied Sciences, College of Health Sciences, College of Humanities, and the College of Education. The vision of the University is “to become a world class-research intensive university” and its mission is to “create an enabling environment that makes University of Ghana increasingly relevant to national and global development through cutting-edge research as well as high quality teaching and learning.

As part of its vision to become a world-class research-intensive institution, University of Ghana has identified four priority areas by which it promotes international collaboration in research initiatives to enhance research output. These research areas are:

  • Malaria Research
  • Trans-disciplinary Research into Climate Change Adaptation
  • Enhancing Food Production and Processing
  • Development Policy and Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation

As the premier university in Ghana, the University aims to produce the next generation of thought leaders to drive national development. Through its research institutes and other centres of learning and research, faculty members are involved in studies that support policy making for national development, often in collaboration with other international institutions.

Partner University: UTAB, Rwanda

The University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (UTAB), is a private higher learning institution and is functioning in accordance with the law no. 04/2012 governing organization and functioning of non-governmental organizations.

Before being upgraded from Institute to university status on 10/12/2015, UTAB was previously known as Institut Polytechnique de Byumba (IPB). IPB has opened officially and solemnly its doors on January 26, 2006, with one faculty: the Faculty of Social Sciences, Management and Development Studies. Growing up, it got two other faculties: Faculty of Education and Faculty of Agriculture, Environment Management and Renewable Energy. 

Its vision is to become a radiating university of academic and professional excellence for sustainable socio-economic development with the following mission: 

  • To provide quality higher education and community oriented Research
  • To shape a skilled workforce in the domains of technology and arts
  • To promote a culture of excellence and innovation for quality service delivery