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Education University of Groningen Summer Schools Winter Schools


21 - 25 January 2019, Cape Coast, Ghana
Keynote lecture - Prof.  George K. T. Oduro

George is an Associate Professor and the current Pro-VC of the University of Cape Coast. Prior to his current position, he served as the Acting Provost of the College of Distance Education (CoDE). He has extensive experience in research techniques relevant for evaluating and understanding how teachers and headteachers conceptualise educational quality within the context of social justice.  He has skills in leading and managing international consortia research collaborations in education, with particular focus on leadership for quality teaching and learning in marginalised contexts. He also has extensive knowledge of the cultural contexts of researching educational issues in Africa and has a strong linkage with schools and district education directorates in Ghana.

Prof. Dr. Kocku von Stuckrad
Kocku von Stuckrad is Full Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He has published extensively on topics related to the cultural history of religion, science, and philosophy in Europe and North America. Together with Whitney A. Bauman, he is co-founder and co-director of Counterpoint: Navigating Knowledge , a research center and information hub, located at the interface of academic and non-academic knowledge practices and traditions.
Dr. Joram Tarusarira

Joram Tarusarira is Assistant Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He is also the Director of the Centre for Religion, Conflict and Public Domain at the same university. His research interests, in which he has published journal articles and book chapters, include the role of religion in conflict and its transformation, religious non-conformism and cultural dynamics, religion and civil society, social movements, post-conflict reconciliation.

Dr. Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye

Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye is an Associate Professor of Religion and Environment in the Department of Religion and Human Values at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana. Samuel had his PhD at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. His research addresses the possibility of integrating indigenous ecological knowledge which has religio-cultural underpinnings into the modern means of addressing environmental problems in Ghana today.

Dr. Brenda Bartelink

Brenda Bartelink is a researcher for the University of Groningen. Her research topics include religion, civil society, social change, gender, health, sexuality, well-being and sustainability.

Simon Kofi Appiah

Simon Kofi Appiah studied philosophy and theology in Cape-Coast (Ghana) and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1990. He did postgraduate studies at the University of Tübingen (Germany) and London (UK). He returned to his homeland in 2001, when his bishop Gabriel Mante commissioned him to plan and build a center for the diocese, focusing on pastoral healing and youth ministry. The center is now an important institution of the diocese and the whole area. After many years as head of the Nsuta Center, he was appointed professor of philosophy and ethics at the University of Cape Coast.


Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah

Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah is the Head of Department of Communication Studies, University of Cape Coast. Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah will give a session on public speaking.

World Vision

World Vision Ghana

The goal of World Vision Ghana is that by 2021, we would have contributed to the sustained well-being of 4.5 million vulnerable children, their families and the communities in which they live through health and nutrition, water and sanitation, education, food security, micro-enterprise development and Christian Commitments programmes.

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