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British Council

Through higher education, young citizens gain a wider understanding of both their country and the world around them. 

Our globally recognised International Higher Education programme in Ghana links us with partners in the UK, government universities and the Ministry of Higher Education. It supports local universities to develop expertise in the areas of: 

  • quality assurance
  • academic research
  • employability and career development
  • leadership and management.

Our aims

As part of this programme we aim to:

  • enhance the quality of universities in Ghana through our work with the Ministry of Education and UK partners 
  • encourage local and international discussion and debate around higher education issues and challenges
  • expose staff and students from universities in Ghana to UK approaches to higher education and research
  • support government policies for increased growth in employment through skills-based qualifications 
  • take part in professional networks and dialogue that promote the sharing of information and ideas.  

Our activities

The programme has opened doors for the local universities in Ghana to showcase their expertise internationally. We’ve had the opportunities to:

  • Participate in study visits to the UK to strengthen the links between universities in the two countries
  • Host representatives from UK universities, who came to scope and consult around potential partnership with local universities.

Read more about our activities on the British Council International Higher Education website.

Going Global

Going Global is an annual conference hosted by the British Council, which offers an open forum for global leaders of international education to discuss current issues. Since 2004, it has grown from a biennial event in the UK to an annual event alternating between the UK and major international cities.

In addition to the platform for education world leaders to debate international higher and further education issues and challenges, and to discuss collaborative solutions, the event provides an opportunity for networking, and has become a fixture of the global education calendar. The conference consists of a series of collaborative sessions that focus on the year’s chosen themes.

Over 1,000 registered delegates from across the tertiary (further and higher) education sectors and various other sectors with perspectives on international education attend each year.

More information

Contact us for more information about our work with the programme or to find out how you can take part in our events and activities. 

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