University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

The University of Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold in 1948 for providing and promoting university education, learning and research. University of Ghana is run on a collegiate system and comprises the following colleges:

As part of its vision to become a world class research intensive institution, University of Ghana has identified four priority areas where the university will focus and promote international collaboration in research initiatives to enhance the University’s research output. These research areas are:

  • Malaria Research
  • Trans-disciplinary Research into Climate Change Adaptation
  • Enhancing Food Production and Processing
  • Development Policy and Poverty Monitoring and Evaluation

As the leading university in Ghana, the University aims to produce the next generation of thought leaders to drive national development. Through our research institutes and other centres of learning and research, faculty members are involved in studies that support policy making for national development, often in collaboration with other international institutions. The student population is over 38,000 made up of students enrolled on our regular programmes, sandwich programmes, and distance education as well as students from affiliate institutions. The total staff strength is more than 5,000.

The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) was established in 2010 as a research institute to meet the nation’s needs for broad-based education, training and research in the science, policy and management of environmental and sanitation processes in the wider African and global context. Its mission is to meet the nation’s needs for broad-based education, training and research in the science, policy and management of environmental and sanitation processes in the wider African and global context”.

The Institute has worked extensively with a wide spectrum of stakeholders on several environmental issues, including integrated coastal zone management, climate change adaptation, water resource management, natural resource management, risk assessment, sanitation and public health. It runs graduate (M.Phil and PhD) programmes in Environmental Science and has over 50 enrolled students.

Project Leader

Professor Chris Gordon

Director, IESS

Phone: +233 302 966976

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