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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 4, 2010

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Ramapo College of New Jersey has signed an affiliation agreement with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana.   The agreement will enhance the achievements in teaching, research and the cultural development of both institutions through scholarly exchange opportunities for faculty and professional staff to participate in curriculum development and research, and for visiting students to pursue academic programs and activities.

A meeting was held between representatives from both schools at Ramapo College on June 3 during which the agreement was signed by Provost Beth Barnett and KNUST Vice Chancellor Dr. Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwah. Others in attendance from Ghana included Professor S.I.K. Ampadu, KNUST head of Civil Engineering, Dr. K. Adom Asamoah, KNUST professor of Civil Engineering and Kofi Owusu Daaku, KNUST professor of Biology and Ramapo College adjunct professor.

The agreement expands and formalizes a pre-existing relationship between the two institutions. Associate Professor of Environmental Science Eric Wiener taught the KNUST graduate course “Tropical Forest Ecology” in 2003 and Professor of Contemporary Arts Shalom Gorewitz was awarded a Senior Specialist Grant from the U.S. Fulbright Program in 2009 to teach workshops and consult on digital media at KNUST. Gorewitz also worked with two Ramapo College students, senior Marie Hargrove of Newark and Anthony Harris ’10 of Trenton, who completed a two-week independent study at KNUST. Professor Daaku has taught classes in the School of Theoretical and Applied Science at RCNJ during summer sessions.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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