The University of Ghana yesterday,Thursday September 27, 2018 inaugurated the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA).
The Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa(MIASA) is a research institute funded jointly by the German Ministry of Education and Research and by the University Ghana.
This Institute is to aid research works and higher learning in Africa.
The Institute was inaugurated during a two-day conference organized by the University.
The conference which was held under the theme, “Africa’s Institutions for Sustainable Governance” spanned between Thursday, 27th and Friday, 28th of September, 2018 at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana.
Speaking at the event, the minister of state in charge of tertiary education, Professor Kwasi Yankah noted that, the Institute will serve as a major intellectual backbone for development in Africa.
He stated that, ‘Africans cannot continue to be a modern consumer of research from other part of the world’
He added that the best governments must do is to “invest intensively in research to resolve the disconnect between data findings and policy implementation”
MIASA will be run by the University of Ghana and it is placed under the College of Humanities.
Story by: Daniel Osei Wereko