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Prof. D. Mireku GyimahThe University of South Australia (UniSA) has agreed under a memorandum of understanding to provide scholarship to three young academics of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) to undertake PhD in mineral engineering annually.
Under the terms of the scholarship, UniSA would waive over Au$ 60,000 for the three academics in terms of tuition fees annually for the duration of the programme whilst UMaT would be responsible for air ticket and subsistence allowance for the academics.

The scholarship was the outcome of a visit by Vice Chancellor of UMaT, Prof. Daniel Mireku-Gyimah as an academic visitor to the University of South Australia recently.

Prof. Mireku-Gyimah used the occasion to hold discussions with Prof Peter Hoj, Vice Chancellor and President of UniSA, Prof Caroline McMillen, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Dr. Anna Ciccarelli, Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President on how to deepen the institutional co-operation between the two universities. Prof Peter Hoj, expressed the hope that UniSA and UMaT would continue to work hard to strengthen the relations between the two universities.

Prof. Mireku-Gyimah also held another meeting with officials of Ian Wark Research Institute of UniSA which was attended by Prof. John Ralston, Director of the Institute, Dr. Terry Wilks, Institute Manager, Professors Namita Choudhury, Nanthi Bolan, Ms Sandra Ray, Prof Jonas Addai-Mensah, Dean of Research Education and Prof. Pal Ahluwalia, Pro Vice Chancellor in charge of Education, Arts and Social Sciences.

In a related development, the University of Adelaide has also agreed to accept UMaT’ lecturers on short academic visit following discussions the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mireku-Gyimah held with the management of the University on the possibility of an MoU between the two institutions.. The University of Adelaide which has a strong mining department has accepted in principle to draft the MoU for further discussions with UMaT.