Coventry University recently facilitated the first teaching exchange between two of its strategic partner institutions abroad, Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) –ranked first among private universities in the country- and Kadir Has University, CU’s joint venture in Turkey.
Dr. Francis Boateng Agyenim, Dean of the Graduate School at GTUC, visited Kadir Has to teach the module International Environmental Law part of the host university’s MBA Oil and Gas Management program from 16/05/2016 to 27/05/2016.
Dr Agyenim holds a BSc (Hons) in Metallurgical Engineering (Ghana), an MSc in Energy Conversion and Management (Germany) and a PhD in Solar Energy Engineering (UK) Since 1999, Dr Agyenim has taught and conducted extensive research in the Renewable Energy and Environmental field at The University of Nottingham, The University of Ulster and Cardiff University, as well as in Ghana. He has also served on several Technical Boards, undertaken specialist consultancy work, acted as a reviewer for international journals, and published over 30 peer reviewed articles.
The Kadir Has University Cibali Campus is located in the heart of Istanbul – the business, cultural and educational centre of Turkey. Kadir Has University and CU deliver their joint postgraduate programmes there –for which students receive two degrees, one for each institution, after successful completion. Dr Agyenim’s successful visit consolidated the links among Kadir Has, CU and GTUC providing a framework to develop further exchanges in the future between other organisations belonging to CU’s TNE partner network.
“Teaching was good and students were amazing”, Dr. Agyenim fed back “I totally enjoyed my stay in Istanbul and experienced a different culture. It is my opinion that Coventry could enrich its credentials if the idea of lecturers exchange among its collaborating partners could be strengthened in future.”