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Cooperative agreement opens door for educational exchange with Ghana

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Dr. Emmanuel Acquah and UMES President Juliette B. Bell

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore representatives signed an agreement today with a group of 10 Technical Universities in Ghana-a catalyst for scientific cooperation and outreach between the institutions.  The linkage promotes development in Ghana while broadening international experiences for students at the Princess Anne campus. 

    “This Memorandum of Understanding is the foundation (for the collaboration) and symbolizes the president's vision from 'Excellence to Eminence' is global in nature,” said Dr. Emmanuel Acquah, director of UMES' International Development Program. 

    “We are excited to partner with Ghana Technical Universities,” said UMES President Juliette B. Bell.  “It not only provides opportunities to our students and faculty, but also provides an opportunity to our university as a whole to develop partnerships around teaching, research and program development.  I thank Dr. Acquah for his leadership in this effort.” 

    The agreement was also signed in Accra, Ghana by vice chancellors of the Technical Universities.  A visit by three of the leaders at the end of this month signals the start of the collaborative activities. 


    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.