NMBU-professor on advisory board for large Ghanaian development project

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NMBU’s professor Sam Adaramola is newly appointed member of the International Scientific Advisory Board for the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Engineering Education Project (KEEP) in Ghana. KEEP is a vital part of Ghana’s industrial and digital revolution within engineering sciences.

NMBU-professor on advisory board for large Ghanaian development project

The KNUST Engineering Education Project (KEEP) is a collaborative initiative that provides education, conduct and disseminate applied research focused on addressing development challenges related to industrialization, digital development, energy systems, renewable energy, manufacturing, exploration and development of oil and gas industry.

The project offers Master and Doctoral programs tailored to address problems faced by Ghana and the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) sub-region. KEEP also funds collaborative projects which offer opportunities for long-term interaction with academia and industry.

Wind and solar energy

NMBU's professor Sam Adaramola will bring his expertise on renewable energy technology and system, in particular wind and solar energy, into the project.

“As part of the scientific advisory board, I will participate in ensuring that the project’s education and research activities meet developmental needs in Africa, and Ghana in particular,” he comments.

 “Although the main part of the collaboration is my advisory role, however, it might result in exchange of students at master’s and PhD level visiting NMBU.”

“I also hope my new role will help spark some new research connections in the area.”

KEEP is funded by the Government of Ghana as part of the World Bank Africa Centers of Excellence (ACE) for Development Impact Project. The project’s vision is to “contribute to Ghana and the sub-region’s industrial and digital revolution through excellence in engineering education, research and innovation to serve industry and society”.

You can read more about professor Adaramola and the research group in renewable energy he belongs to here. 

Published 14. February 2020 - 15:13 - Updated 14. February 2020 - 15:17