AAMUSTED strengthens collaboration with Delft University of Technology
AAMUSTED students to benefit from the African Water Corridors Project implemented by TU Delft
In line with efforts to strengthen existing partnerships with academic institutions locally and abroad, AAMUSTED has signed a Service Level Agreement and a Letter of Interest with the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. TU Delft is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university located in Delft and also ranks among the best universities for engineering and technology worldwide. In 2017, the Department of Water Management, TU Delft, signed an MOU with the Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation Education, AAMUSTED Mampong Campus, to promote cooperation in engineering, education and scientific research. Since then, staff and students have partnered to undertake cutting edge in the field of water engineering.
Presently, TU Delft is implementing the African Water Corridor Initiative. This initiative seeks to provide a platform for sustainable development through co-creation of innovative, open-source technologies and sustainable implementation strategies through innovation, education and demonstration. As part of the agreement signed between AAMUSTED and TU Delft, at least three students from the Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation Education would benefit from a research grant of 500 Euros each year to conduct research related to the African Water Corridor. Further, the agreement also provides the opportunity for the development of joint research proposals by staff of AAMUSTED and TU Delft. AAMUSTED staff and/or students visiting TU Delft for their studies or research shall also be supported.
Speaking at the brief signing ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of AAMUSTED, Prof. Frederick K. Sarfo, expressed his excitement, indicating that this agreement would benefit not only AAMUSTED but Ghana and beyond. He affirmed his unflinching support to the partnership agreement and promised that AAMUSTED Management would play its role to ensure that the goals of the collaboration are achieved and open doors for more opportunities for staff and students of the University.
The Acting Principal of CAGRIC, Prof. Emmanuel Dartey, and the Acting Head of the Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation Education, Dr. Isaac Monney, signed the Letter of Interest and the Service Agreement on behalf of AAMUSTED, while Dr. ir. Doris Van Halem and Didier De Villiers signed for TU Delft-AWC.