Kickoff for Collaboration with KNUST, Ghana’s leading technical university


Last week, Mr. Kwame Owusu Kwateng from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, visited our Chair to kick off a collaboration on Design Thinking in the context of migration and return.

Mr. Kwateng is lecturer in the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department at KNUST School for Business and has previously worked on the challenges of migrants returning to Ghana as their home country. During the visit of Mr. Kwateng, we planned a joint workshop on Design Thinking at KNUST, which will be held in the end of November by a mixed teaching team from TUM and KNUST. Mr. Kwateng also consulted a student group at our Chair that is working in the course Design Thinking for Business Innovation as part of the SUGAR network.

KNUST is Ghana’s leading technical university and a strategic partner of TUM as part of the TUM.Africa strategy. The strategic collaboration on the university level has been officially kicked off in late October this year by the universities’ vice-chancellors (Link). KNUST and TUM have been connected through many years of collaboration.