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Prof. Amy Vanscoy of University of Buffalo Visits KsTU for Academic Engagements.

Prof. Amy Vanscoy of University of Buffalo Visits KsTU for Academic Engagements.

Picture: Prof. Amy Vanscoy (front row, second from left), with Prof. Gabriel Dwomoh (front row, 3rd from left), in a group photograph with some University officials, during the visit.

Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) had the distinct honour of hosting Prof. Amy Vanscoy, a distinguished scholar from the Department of Information Science at the University of Buffalo, USA, from 18th June to 19th June, 2024. Her visit marked a significant milestone in the University's ongoing efforts to enhance academic collaborations and foster a robust learning environment.

During her stay, Prof. Vanscoy paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Gabriel Dwomoh, and his Management team. In their discussions, Prof. Dwomoh elaborated on the various transformations that have taken place at KsTU over the years, underscoring the Institution's vision of becoming a world-class University. He emphasised the importance of such visits in achieving this vision, particularly, in the area of Information Science, which relies heavily on experienced scholars to mentor and inspire students.

"KsTU's objective is to encourage scholars to be part of the University. Information Science requires human resources to mentor and we are glad that this visit will make an impact on the Department and its students," said Prof. Dwomoh during their interaction.

Picture: Prof. Vanscoy (2nd from right) in a group photograph with staff from Library and Information Science Department.

Prof. Vanscoy also engaged with students and staff from the Department of Information Science and the University Library. These meetings provided an invaluable opportunity for the exchange of ideas and the strengthening of academic ties. Following the initial discussions, a formal engagement took place at the departmental level, facilitating deeper collaboration between Prof. Vanscoy, the Department of Information Science and the University Library.

Prof. Felix Narku Engman, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, provided an overview of the purpose of the visit and highlighted some key activities planned for Prof. Vanscoy. He expressed optimism about the positive impact the visit would have on the faculty and the University as a whole.

In her remarks, Prof. Vanscoy expressed her gratitude for the warm reception she received at KsTU. "I am glad to be here and look forward to a fruitful engagement with the University's academic community," she said.

Prof. Vanscoy's visit is a testament to KsTU's commitment to fostering international collaborations and providing its students and faculty with opportunities to engage with leading scholars from around the world. This visit is expected to pave the way for future collaborations and enhance the academic experiences of the University’s community.

About KsTU

Kumasi Technical University was established in 1954 as Kumasi Technical Institute (K. T. I. ) to offer craft courses. In 1963, the Institute was converted to a non-tertiary Polytechnic status under the Ghana Education Service to start offering, in addition, technician diploma and sub- professional courses.

Contact info

Location: Kumasi - Ashanti Region, Ghana, W/A

Postal Address: P. O. Box 854, Kumasi 


Tel: Admissions: +233(0)322 496 534, +233(0)322 496 380