University of Cologne Regional Office Ghana, Accra
Member universities of the Ghana-NRW University Alliance:
• Technische Universität Dortmund
• Universität Duisburg-Essen
• Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
• Universität zu Köln
• Hochschule Rhein-Waal
• Universität Siegen
Established in: 2023
A consortium of six universities from the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) that aims to foster academic excellence and promote research collaboration with universities in Ghana was founded in 2023. The ultimate goal of the alliance is to strengthen academic cooperation between universities in Ghana and NRW and to contribute to the advancement of education and research through mutually beneficial partnerships.
Building on the long-standing partnership between Ghana and NRW, the alliance’s mission is to enhance the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences through organised events, information dissemination and project development. The University of Cologne is the alliance’s coordinator.
The office in Accra and specifically the Office Head serves as a central point of contact for researchers and students from both regions, providing support, coordination, and opportunities for collaboration.