UCC, Bucknell University, Engineering School

UCC secures deal with Bucknell University to establish Engineering School

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has secured a partnership deal with Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania in the United States of America to establish a School of Engineering.

The agreement which includes Curriculum Development and other academic-related activities would also see Bucknell University sponsor a student from the University of Cape Coast for a semester exchange programme annually, support capacity building for staff of UCC’s Directorate of Physical Development and Estate Management, and other Faculty Related Exchanges.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, who is on a working visit to some strategic partners of UCC in the USA, brokered the deal on behalf of the University on Thursday, 24th March 2022.

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The VC’s visit is aligned with the University’s vision of positioning itself as the preferred Sub-Saharan African University for external partners.

UCC, Bucknell University, Engineering School
UCC VC, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, and official of Bucknell University

Similarly, Salisbury University in the USA has also accepted to partner with UCC to develop a curriculum and offer graduate courses and programmes in Trans Sahara Slave Trade, Community and Psych Mental Health, and research collaborations.

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The University is already preparing to receive a member of faculty from the University of Cape Coast for an exchange programme for a year.

Cape Vars has been adjudged in the recent release of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University’s Ranking as the number one University in Ghana, West Africa, and among the top 5 in Africa.

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As such, the University seeks to consolidate this position by deepening existing relationships with American Universities and creating new ones.

So far, the Vice-Chancellor has visited two Universities; Bυcknell University and Salisbury University. He is scheduled to visit two more before he returns to Ghana.

About Bucknell University

Bucknell University is a private liberal arts college in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The university consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, Freeman College of Management, and the College of Engineering.

Bucknell was founded in 1846 and features programmes in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, engineering, management, education, and music, as well as programmes and pre-professional advising that prepare students for study in law and medicine.

It offers nearly 50 majors and over 60 minors. Located just south of Lewisburg, the 445-acre (1.80 km2) campus rises above the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

Approximately 3,600 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students attend the university. Students hail from all fifty U.S. states and more than 66 countries; it boasts nearly 200 student organizations and a sizable Greek life.

The school is a member of the Patriot League in NCAA Division I athletics, and its mascot is the Bison.

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UCC, Bucknell University, Engineering School

About UCC

The University of Cape Coast is a public collegiate university located in the historic town of Cape Coast. The campus has a rare seafront and sits on a hill overlooking the wide Atlantic Ocean.

It operates on two campuses: the Southern Campus (Old Site) and the Northern Campus (New Site). Two of the most important historical sites in Ghana, Elmina and Cape Coast Castle, are a few kilometres away from its campus.

The University of Cape Coast was established in October 1962 as a university college in response to the country’s dire need for highly qualified and skilled manpower in the education sector.

Its original mandate was therefore to train graduate teachers for second cycle institutions, teacher training colleges and technical institutions, a mission that the two existing public universities at the time were unequipped to fulfil.

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On October 1, 1971, the college attained the status of a full and independent university, with the authority to confer its own degrees, diplomas and certificates by an Act of Parliament.

Today, with the expansion of some of its faculties/schools and the diversification of programmes, the university has the capacity to meet the manpower needs of other ministries and industries in the country, besides that of the Ministry of Education.

The university has since added to its functions the training of doctors and health care professionals, business professionals, administrators, legal professionals, and agriculturalists. UCC graduates include Ministers of State, High Commissioners, CEOs, and Members of Parliament.

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