Research Policy

Purpose of Policy

The purpose of the Research Policy is to:

1. Build on our core strengths as a centre of excellence to secure and sustain world-class competitive advantages. Our core strengths include the following: high quality teaching and research, relevant institutions, good infrastructure, and unique competencies in the arts, humanities, sciences, and emerging academic and scholarly disciplines.

2. Create more awareness of the needs of our stakeholders (students, private and public sectors, government and the global community), re-orient our teaching, research, and extension activities, and harmonise synergies between disciplines to achieve operational excellence.

3. Promote innovation, relevant and cutting-edge technology, leadership development and an enterprise culture, in order to enhance the delivery of value to our stakeholders.

4. Govern its operations by the highest level of integrity, ethical standards, openness, and fairness underpinned by a reward and recognition system that is performance driven.

In view of the aforementioned, the objectives of the University of Ghana's Research Policy shall be:

  1. To ensure through collaboration with stakeholders that research is of the highest quality.
  2. To ensure institutional commitment to uphold the highest ethical standards for the conduct of research.
  3. To implement the University's approach to research consistent with international guidelines

To realize these objectives, the University has formulated a research policy to inform and guide research with a view to increasing research output and improving the quality of research.

The aim of this Research Policy is to ensure that research carried out in the name of the University of Ghana (UG) or on its premises is consistent with that of world class universities.

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