As part of the NRW-Ghana Partnership and the funding programme "NRW Partnerships for the Promotion of Technical Universities in Ghana", the Ministry of Innovation, Economics and Research (MIWF) has been funding the university partnership project "Partnership for Applied Sciences - PASS" between Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (consortium leader), Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Bad Honnef International University of Applied Sciences and the two Ghanaian universities Kumasi Technical University and Cape Coast Technical University through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) since 2017. The project has a duration of four years.
Aim of the project:
The project aims to strengthen the application orientation in teaching and research at the Ghanaian partner universities as well as management to increase students' and graduates' success in the labor market and to create new employment opportunities for them. Furthermore, international application oriented research will be initiated and the regional and international network of representatives from academia, the private and the public sector will be expanded and consolidated.
The technical exchange will be implemented through workshops in Germany and Ghana. This includes workshops on the integration of practical projects into teaching for all subject groups, as well as curriculum development for tourism management and renewable energies/sustainable engineering. Another component is the development and expansion of entrepreneurship expertise at the Ghanaian Technical Universities. The project is complemented by two test cases: The technical content is being translated into concrete concepts. In Cape Coast, a concept for an Eco-Guesthouse will be developed during the project period, which will serve as a training space for tourism students on the one hand and offer projects in sustainable engineering on the other. In Kumasi, a concept for a Green Campus is being developed, which will introduce students to environmentally friendly management and also offer opportunities for practical projects in renewable energies.