UPSA Requests for PHD Collaboration with Sister African Universities

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UPSA Requests for PHD Collaboration with Sister African Universities

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Ghana, is keen to exploit the prospects of international educational partnerships and collaborations in PhD studies with sister African Universities across the continent. UPSA is a full member of the Association of African Universities (AAU) and part of AAU’s mandate is to foster mutually beneficial relationships for its member institutions. Founded in 1965 as an institute for professional studies training, UPSA has grown to become a full-fledged University, and accredited with the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission. UPSA offers business programmes in undergraduate, graduate, diploma, professional courses and recently PhD. Along with two other universities in Ghana, UPSA made the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. UPSA is an accredited member of Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

The Office of Doctoral Programmes (ODP) is the mandated office responsible for the development and administration of PhD programmes at UPSA. Currently, the office is superintending over the PhD in Marketing programme and is close to securing accreditation for PhD in Accounting and PhD in Finance.

In line with UPSA’s mission, the doctoral programme has been designed with inputs from practicing academics in the field and external academic partners. It hinges on a foundation of in-depth knowledge in the core areas of the relevant discipline area, facilitated by experienced academic mentors and rigorous independent student research with a developing economy and sustainability perspective, and applicable in both the public and private sectors. It is a blend of research and course work, designed to equip students with the requisite theoretical background and methodological skills necessary for carrying out industry-relevant research and the development of successful careers at institutions of higher learning. This approach will be a precursor for students to contribute meaningfully and scientifically to the generation of new knowledge.

Informed by the above, and working with AAU, the ODP seeks partnerships from sister universities across Africa with the objective of working collaboratively for mutual benefits. The areas for potential collaboration and partnership include:

  1. Faculty exchange programmes
  2. Student exchange programmes
  3. Co-hosting of PhD programmes
  4. Joint PhD student or faculty research collaboration
  5. Joint seminars for faculty and students
  6. Joint supervision for PhD Thesis

The UPSA Office of Doctoral Programmes welcomes proposals for collaboration in PhD education with the potential to promote synergy for both institutions. If your institution is keen to collaborate with the University of Professional Studies, Office of Doctoral Programmes, please contact:

The Director:

Centre of International Education and Collaboration (CIEC)

University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA)



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