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