Credit: HTU Public Affairs Office
Six students of the University have been awarded scholarpship through the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship programme to further their education for an academic year in Finland
These students from various Departments, went through a rigorous interview process facilitated by the Office of International Programmes and Institutional Linkages of the University. The nominations were done based on good academic records and discipline.
The Erasmus Mundus programme is a higher education scholarship by the European Union aimed at enhancing quality learning through academic co-operation between the EU and the rest of the world.
Its objectives include: Internationalisation of students, staff, curricula and research, Influence on development of practice in Special Education Needs and inclusive education, and Development of international collaborative networks, projects and research.
Ahead of their departure in early January 2022, the successful students, Ernest Agbenya and Ellen Genevieve Thompson from Agro Enterprise Development, Agro Jeanne-Marie Gbegnon, from Mechanical Engineering; Emmanuel Mawuli Korve from Electrical Engineering; Eho Espoir from Civil Engineering and Godwin Eso Fosu, from Agricultural Engineering met with the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ben Q. Honyenuga and Management to thank them for their support and and making it possible for them to gain scholarship to study abroad.
The Vice-Chancellor advised them to make good use of the opportunity, be disciplined and project the good name of the University and Ghana at large, in order to create more opportunities for others.
The departure of the six, brings to twenty- three, the total number of HTU students currently on various study programmes abroad.
Students on Similar Programmes
In July, 2021, nine (9) students left for the United States of America under the Department of State’s Community College Initiative Programme.
The students, comprising seven females and two males, would spend a full academic year in selected Community Colleges accross various American states studying and also engaging in voluntary works and community service.
Similarly, eight (8) other students are in Germany on an Exchange Programme at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. The eight students left in September, 2021 for a semester programme which ends in February, 2022.
This is as a result of cooperation and agreement between the German University and HTU for academic exchange programme for staff and students.
The Vice-Chancellor, during the interaction with the last cohort, commended the Dean and her office for working to keep the University’s internationalisation agenda on track.
The Dean, urged the students to take their studies more seriously to enable them realise the purpose for which they gained the scholarship.
About HTU International Programmes and Institutional Linkages
In projecting and preparing our students for global competitiveness, Management, through the Office of International Programmes and Institutional Linkages,
actively and continually seek collaborations with international universities to provide students with international exposure in their academic pursuits which would hone their skills for their future careers.
The Office again facilitates arrangements for smooth travels for all beneficiaries, students and staff, alike, embarking on exchange and further studies.
The office also ensures the facilitation and wellbeing of international students enrolled in our various Degree and HND programmes.
Currently, the Office through the able leadership of the Dean, Dr. Paulina N. Adzoyi has partnered over 20 universities and institutions of higher learning across the globe.