The concept behind this Centre is to act as an international platform for biomedical research based upon the close collaboration between KNUST (School of Medical Sciences (SMS), Faculty of Science), Ghana, and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, BNITM, Hamburg, Germany. The Centre is open to all scientists of other institutions, the only prerequisite is that the respective project includes a Ghanaian partner.
The main objective of the Centre is to develop a series of world standard research programmes through the acquisition of research grants. Within this context the development of training facilities and educational programmes for Ghanaian postgraduates and technical staff is a priority.
By building up local capacities, providing an enabling environment for good quality scientific work, KCCR will contribute to maintaining scientists and health professionals in the country, thereby reducing the brain drain. KCCR again encourages:
- Training of laboratory technical staff in both basic and advanced laboratory techniques
KCCR supports postgraduate training for masters and PhD students using the infrastructure at KCCR, BNITM and other institutions.