Signing of an agreement beetwen CNRS, University of Toulouse Jean Jaures and the University of Ghana, Legon
A pioneering Scientific and Technical Cooperation Agreement in Archaeology is established between CNRS, University of Toulouse Jean Jaures and the University of Ghana, Legon
Regional Representative of CNRS Midi-Pyrenees, Mr Christophe Giraud signs the agreement on behalf of the CNRS President in France
The University of Toulouse Jean Jaures (UT2J), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French Ministry of Culture and the University of Ghana-Legon have signed an agreement for Scientific and Technical cooperation aimed at synergising their collective scientific expertise in their respective research domains, particularly in the fields of Archaeology, Archaeology of Metal, History of Art, Prehistory and Heritage studies.
Through this agreement, the partners hope to initiate cooperative programmes and jointly develop study, research, training and other academic programmes of interest to them in France and in Ghana.
The exchange of students, PhD candidates, lecturers and researchers between the institutions will broaden and enrich the corpus and reciprocal knowledge of the partners as well as their scope and studies. On-site training for three to four weeks at a time will also be organised annually at archaeological sites in France for Ghanaian students and in Ghana for French students.
Joint research projects will allow for the sharing and pooling of resources and knowledge, as well as the enhancement and wider dissemination of research work.
The implementation of this partnership is entrusted to the TRACES Laboratory UMR 5608— (Laboratory for Archaeological Works and Research on Cultures, Spaces and Societies) in France and the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies of the University of Ghana.
This CNRS partnership in Ghana is a significant innovation to mention; it is not only a collaboration within an anglophone country but also within the field of archaeology.