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In pictures: Vice President visits Ghana and Kenya to strengthen research ties

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Professor Dallman visited the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Ghana

Imperial’s Vice President (International) Professor Maggie Dallman recently visited Ghana and Kenya to strengthen collaborations and meet alumni.

During the trip Professor Dallman visited the Association of African Universities, the University of Ghana, and in Kenya visited the African Population and Health Research Centre, the African Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Education, IBM, and a variety of centres of research excellence.

Professor Dallman speaks to Masters students at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Professor Dallman speaks to Masters students at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Professor Dallman also attended the first ever alumni events in Accra and Nairobi.

Imperial has dozens of scientists working across Africa in a diverse range of health and environmental research programmes.

Professor Dallman met with the Secretary General of AAU and his senior management team
Professor Dallman met with the Secretary General of AAU and his senior management team

Research projects are taking place in countries including South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia and Uganda into global challenges such as health, infrastructure and nutrition.

Professor Dallman met with Professor Samuel Kwame Offei, Pro-Vice Chancellor of academic partnerships at the University of Ghana and an Imperial alumnus.
Professor Dallman met with Professor Samuel Kwame Offei, Pro-Vice Chancellor of academic partnerships at the University of Ghana and an Imperial alumnus.
Professor Dallman discussed lab equipment with the Director of the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens at the University of Ghana
Professor Dallman discussed lab equipment with the Director of the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens at the University of Ghana

Speaking ahead of her visit, Professor Dallman said: "Imperial's excellence arises from attracting talented people and working with leading institutions from across many different regions.

 The University of Ghana's School of Public Health.
The University of Ghana's School of Public Health.

"Ghana and Kenya see the importance and value of innovation. Any university serious about its future would be foolish to ignore the potential for collaboration.

Meeting with the Director of Ghana's Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre, an Imperial alumnus
Meeting with the Director of Ghana's Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre, an Imperial alumnus

While in Kenya, Professor Dallman met with the Director of the Ministry of Education and the Science Innovation officer.
While in Kenya, Professor Dallman met with the Director of the Ministry of Education, science and innovation government agencies and the Science and Innovation officer.

Academics in both countries are at the heart of a global urban health network that could help reduce inequalities in healthcare for billions of city-dwellers."

Accra held its first ever alumni event
Accra in Ghana held its first ever Imperial alumni event





Nairobi in Kenya also held its first ever Imperial alumni event during the trip
Nairobi in Kenya also held its first ever Imperial alumni event during the trip







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