Richard Ngemah, a Business Administration with option in e-Commerce student, and George Collins who studied Banking and Finance with French at Regent, arrived in Ghana on the 31st of July, and 17th of August 2012 respectively, after taking part in a semester’s course in Principles of Sustainable Business at Trier University of Applied Sciences, Umwelt-Campus, Birkenfeld, Germany.
The four months intensive course aimed at equipping participants with knowledge in sustainable management and how companies could gain valuable advantages in the international market by implementing sustainable business solutions.
Students also had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of sustainable projects, network with experts, and experience how to adapt to today’s main challenge of integrating business success and sustainability.
The study semester, which has been awarded the title of “Official German Project of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2011/2012” this year, had participants from 10 different countries.
Among the 19 students who took part in the course, George and Richard were the only students from an African university. Countries represented included Brazil, Columbia, France, Portugal, South Korea, Serbia, Turkey and Sri-Lanka.
George Collins on arrival from Germany said: “aside the course, I enjoyed the excursions, which were very educative. I also enjoyed the international meetings, where participants are given the opportunity to do a presentation on their continents, countries and prepare traditional meals to share with their colleagues”.
He added: “The experience was rich and wonderful. I recommend this study semester to students who desire to have an international and cross culture experience and to expand their network.”
Trier University of Applied Sciences is an affiliate institution of Regent University College of Science and Technology.